If you’re still trying to figure out what to get dad for this Father’s Day, the answer might be easier than you think.  Yeah, you could buy him a new power tool, a fancy shirt, or just a cheesy card, but wouldn’t a bottle of scotch be sooo much better?  Here are two that we think will make any scotch loving dad smile.

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The Glen Deveron nose is spicy, but not so much that it overpowers the aromas of honeysuckle, apples, cinnamon, pears and just the barest tiny hint of barley and oak. This is a very inviting nose. On the palate, most of those flavors combine quite harmoniously yet retain a touch of their individuality that combined with a bit of barley and peat make for a very interesting sip of a scotch that’s flavorful yet not too complex. The finish is smooth with a little bit of spice and a touch of apple and cinnamon, but it doesn’t last long and requires another sip to keep the flavors flowing. This too is a delightful sipper but one that can hold up under ice and mixes, thus making it a bit more versatile. But if you’re like me, you’ll just sip this sucker straight up so you can enjoy all those fabulous flavors.


The Royal Brackla is amber in color, and the nose is definitely more pronounced than the Aultmore. It is thick and deep, with aromas ranging from raisins to figs, followed by a touch of that ever present barley, a hint of some smoke, and oak and peat. The palate is malty and earthy, with a few citrus notes of orange and grapefruit poking their way through a light spicy taste. The finish is a pure malty delight with peat and barley playing nice with the oak and hints of smoke. This is a very nice, again, not heavily complicated, but layered, scotch that would also make a nice straight up sipper.