The Deep-Thinking Man

A book on his bedside table. The crossword completed. A corduroy blazer with elbow patches. A gift that can hold its own next to a thickening storyline or political debate is proof that some of dad’s intellect trickled down a generation.

 

Full and Spicy

Tito’s Handmade Vodka

For the man who loves the story behind his favourite things, he’ll love that this handcrafted vodka is the brainchild of a geologist-geophysicist. Produced in small batches in Texas’ first and oldest legal distillery, it’s been designed to be savored by spirit connoisseurs and everyday drinkers alike.

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Dry and Crisp

Bulldog Gin

For your dad, choose a bottle of gin, the beloved spirit of many a thinking man and writer, from Hemingway to Faulkner. Bulldog is made using Norfolk wheat from England, purest fresh water from Wales and a distinctive blend of 12 botanicals from eight countries around the world.

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Smoky and Mellow

Bowmore 12 Year Old Islay Single Malt

Is there any better spirit to swirl contemplatively in a tumbler than a single malt? Sweet, smoky and mellow, this Islay has subtle lemon and honey, balanced by peaty smokiness. Perfect alongside a thick treatise on political systems or lemon-spritzed smoked salmon.

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Warm and Sweet

Collingwood Whisky

Give him a gift that’s a maverick in the world of Canadian whisky. Handcrafted, mellowed in toasted Maplewood, it's one of the smoothest whiskies around. With graham cracker sweetness underpinned by rose petal and fruit, it’s complex, warm and creamy, and the beautiful bottle makes it an even better gift.

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Classic and Mature

Tobermory Single Malt Scotch Whisky

If your dad is happiest alone with his thoughts or a book, this 10-year-old single malt from the Isle of Mull will be perfect company. With hints of grass, malt, gingerbread and fruity tang, this matured whisky is steeped in history and housed in a classic green bottle.

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Full-Bodied and Smooth

Tribunal Red Wine

The intelligent man knows an instant classic when he tastes it. Featuring deep raspberry, black currant and cherries, Tribunal is a rich, full blend with a lingering finish. The melding of Zinfandel, Syrah and Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot is complex but wonderfully balanced. Perfect for barbecues.

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