Top Five Whiskies for Dad this Father’s Day – Scotch Whisky News


Top five whiskies for dad this Father’s Day

Glen Scotia and Loch Lomond Whiskies raise a dram to dad

Glen Scotia and Loch Lomond Whiskies have unveiled this year’s range of Father’s Day expressions, perfect for whisky-loving dads across the country, with all available to order online either from or

For dads who enjoy their history, Glen Scotia is the perfect choice. Known as the ‘whiskiest place in the world’, Campbeltown was once home to over 30 distilleries. Now, only three remain. Glen Scotia, whose range of exceptional single malt whiskies perfectly encapsulates the essence of the region, reflects the centuries of craftsmanship and experience associated with the region.

Those looking for innovation should look no further than Loch Lomond Whiskies. The award-winning independent distillery features expressions created by the distillery’s unique combination of straight neck and swan neck stills. And for those ordering from all purchases over £50 will receive a complementary pair of limited edition Loch Lomond Whisky glasses, the perfect finishing touch to your gift.

A variety of expressions have been crafted, ranging in flavours from light and floral to heavily peated, to suit every dad’s taste on Sunday 21 June 2020.

Glen Scotia Double Cask – £40 – 46% ABV – 

Glen Scotia Double Cask is a classic Campbeltown malt representing a pedigree of whisky-making since 1832.

The whisky is matured in first-fill bourbon barrels before being finished in Pedro-Ximenez sherry casks, providing the perfect balance of spicy fruits, sea spray and vanilla oak.

One of the sweetest Glen Scotia expressions, on the nose, you will detect crème caramel, caramelised fruit sugars, toffee and fudge before scents of apple and peach come through.

The single malt has been recognised for its distinctive flavours across the globe, scooping gold medal awards at the San Francisco Spirits Competition and the Berlin International Spirits Competition.

Glen Scotia Victoriana – £65– 51.5% ABV –

Initially released in 2015, the award-winning Glen Scotia Victoriana is bottled straight from the cask, creating a smooth single malt.

A full-bodied whisky, it showcases subtle flavours of wood and vanilla, with a spicy fruit and smoky aftertaste. Finished in deep charred oak, the aromas and flavours work in harmony together to create an exceptional finish.

Glen Scotia Victoriana has been recognised with a number of awards, including a Double Gold at the San Francisco Spirits Competition and Best Campbeltown Scotch at the World Whiskies Awards.

Loch Lomond 12 Year Old – £40 – 46.0% ABV

Loch Lomond 12 Year Old is a beautifully balanced whisky with a deep fruity character and hints of peat and smoke.

Matured in three different cask types – bourbon, refill and re-charred – the expertly crafted single malt delivers notes of crisp green apple, ripe pear and refreshing lemon while the taste is fruity, vanilla and biscuit.

The finish is gentle wood smoke with a lingering peaty tang, sure to leave a lasting impression on your dad this Father’s Day.

Inchmurrin 12 Year Old – £42 – 46.0% ABV

The enchanting isle of Inchmurrin is the largest of Loch Lomond’s islands and its natural characteristics shine through in this exceptional single malt Scotch whisky.

Known as the ‘Grassy Isle’ the island is soft, rounded and wonderfully wooded, just like the whisky itself.

Inchmurrin 12 Year Old is aged in hand selected bourbon, refill and re-charred casks and then married together to create a lighter whisky with grassy notes and floral hints of pear drops, crème caramel, soft fruits, vanilla and fudge.

Inchmoan 12 Year Old – £45 – ABV

 Inchmoan 12 Year Old is born from a combination of malt whiskies from the distillery’s traditional swan neck and unique straight neck pot stills, to create a peat character of exceptional depth, marrying smoke and spiciness perfectly.

Matured for 12 years in a combination of re-charred American oak and refill bourbon American oak casks, it imparts sweet vanilla background notes that complement the soft peat style of Loch Lomond’s unique still set up.


Tasting Notes 

Glen Scotia Double Cask

Nose: Amber, very sweet. Flavours of creme caramel, toffe, camerelised fruit and fudge.

Palate: Sweet start and though the alcohol gives a little tongue-tingling buzz, the result is a good mid-palate weight.

Finish: Deep and dark.

Glen Scotia Victoriana

Nose: Dark with hints of oats and polished oak.

Palate: Sweet and concentrated with blackcurrant fruitiness.

Finish: Clean and initially sweet with green bean and cocoa.

Loch Lomond 12 year old

Nose: Crisp green apple, ripe pear and citrus lemon. Background notes of golden cereal

Palate: Orchard fruits and lemon meringue. Light biscuit sweetness.

Finish: Medium length with gentle wood smoke and a lingering peaty tang.

Inchmurrin 12 year old

Nose: Fruity with pear drops and toffee sweetness.

Palate: Seville orange citrus notes before mellowing into peach, apricot, fudge and vanilla

Finish: Medium length with peppery finish.

Inchmoan 12 year old

Nose: Dry, peaty smoke with vanilla syrup ad black pepper.

Palate: Sweet, peaty with notes of coffee bean, clove and star anise.

Finish: Long, waxy pear with citrus and gooseberry. 

About Loch Lomond Whiskies

  • Loch Lomond Distillery has one of the oldest heritages in the industry. It was founded by American, Duncan Thomas, the owner of the Littlemill distillery which was licensed in 1772. In the 1930s Duncan Thomas was at the forefront of innovation within the Scotch whisky industry and his innovative philosophy is ingrained into everything that is done at Loch Lomond to this day
  • The multi award winning Loch Lomond whiskies range includes the Loch Lomond 12-Year-Old which has been awarded the Platinum Award in 2020, one of only 7 single malts to be awarded this honour at the San Francisco World Spirits Challenge 2020. Other expressions in the range are the single malts Loch Lomond Original; Loch Lomond Classic; Loch Lomond 18-Year-Old; Loch Lomond 50-Year-Old; the Loch Lomond Island’s Collection which includes the Inchmurrin and Inchmoan ranges as well as the deluxe blend Loch Lomond Signature and Loch Lomond Single Grain
  • Loch Lomond Inchmoan 12-Year-Old has been awarded Best Highland Single Malt 12 Years and Under at the 2018 World Whiskies Awards and a Gold Medal at the 2020 San Francisco 2020 Awards
  • Loch Lomond Whiskies was recently also awarded the following medals at the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition:
    • PLATINUM: Loch Lomond 12 Year Old
    • DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL – Inchmurrin 12 Year Old
    • GOLD MEDAL – Inchmoan 12 Year Old
    • DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL – Loch Lomond 18 Year Old
    • DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL: Loch Lomond 10 Year Old 

About Glen Scotia:

  • Independent distiller Glen Scotia has been producing single malt whisky in Campbeltown since 1832.
  • Glen Scotia is one of three surviving distilleries in Campbeltown.
  • Glen Scotia 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch whisky was awarded a Platinum medal at the prestigious 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Almost 30,000 spirits were judged by the competition, the largest number of entries in its 19-year history. A Double Gold Medal is awarded when every judge on the panel gives a Gold medal to the expression.
  • Glen Scotia Double Cask was awarded a Gold Medal at the Scottish Whisky Awards 2019.
  • Glen Scotia 18 Year Old won Best Campbeltown Malt at the World Whisky Awards 2018.
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