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Going for gold with gift ideas; A selection of drinks which let your dad know how much you appreciate him, writes Susan Welsh.

Byline: Susan Welsh

New look for Porter's Gin Aberdeen-based Porter's Gin has rolled out a new bespoke bottle featuring a modern, botanical-led design that captures the light, refreshing style of this cold-distilled gin.

It also bears the statement: "Made in a bar, not in a boardroom", a reminder that this gin was created in a micro distillery in the basement of Orchid, the founders' bar on Langstane Place.

Gins available include Tropical Old Tom at PS34.25 and Modern Classic Gin at PS31.95.

Tasting tours lasting 45 minutes are also available, priced at PS15.

? Speyside winner Benromach Distillery on the outskirts of Forres is one of only a few distilleries in Scotland to still use traditional methods, without any automated machinery.

The small team of distillers use sight, sound and touch to create the unique, handcrafted and authentic Benromach taste.

One popular choice for Father's Day is the awardwinning Benromach 10 Years Old.

Matured in first fill bourbon barrels and sherry casks which give it a delicate spice, hint of green apples and a touch of light peat smoke.

RRP, PS39.99. ? or for a list of local stockists email Aberdeen Gin Festival If your dad likes gin why not get him a ticket to the Aberdeen Gin Festival which takes place on July 5 and 6 at The Lemon Tree.

Guests can sample more than 40 different gins, as well as a range of other spirits, beer and wines.

The festival is spread across three sessions taking place at 6.30pm on Friday July 5 and 1pm and 6.30pm on July 6, with free masterclasses at each session.

There's a chance to speak to the producers, enjoy live music, food and buy a few tipples to take home.

Tickets for each session are priced at PS25. ? Contact: Celebrating The Open Loch Lomond Whiskies has teed up a range of Father's Day gifts that will be welcomed by whisky and golf lovers alike.

The distiller entered a five-year partnership with The Open, golf's original championship, last year, and to celebrate has crafted a selection of highly-collectible single malt gifting options that will help Father's Day go with a swing.

Among them is Loch Lomond - The Open Tasting Collection which features three miniatures of Loch Lomond Original, Loch Lomond 12 Year Old and Loch Lomond 18 Year Old, presented in a golf-themed gift box and priced at PS25.

? A whisky worth its salt The vibrant house style of Old Pulteney 12 Years Old makes it the perfect dram to share with dad. Made in Wick, this sparkling gold malt brings together the salty flavours of the sea and the influence of ex-bourbon American oak casks to create a classic dram.

Known as The Maritime Malt, you'll find it in Tesco, major retailers and online with an RRP of PS32.

? The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve Golden Storm At the recent Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, guests attending the sell-out gala dinner at The Glenlivet were served this delicious cocktail.

It's perfect for any special occasion, such as Father's Day.

Serves 1 50ml The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve 20ml lemon juice 25ml golden ginger syrup 120ml soda water Ice cubes Start by making the syrup. Peel 1 tsp of ginger root and blend it in a food processor.

Stir this with an equal measure of golden syrup and stir until thoroughly combined.

Alternatively, use commercially-available ginger syrup.

To make the cocktail, mix the whisky, lemon juice and ginger syrup together in a tall glass with cubed ice.

Top up with soda water.

Optional garnish - a slice of lemon and a couple of pieces of crystallised ginger.

? Glenlivet Founder's Reserve is priced from around PS32.

Info Re-spiced cocktails and a Wannabe suite package is on offer at the hotel.


Loch Lomond - The Open Tasting Collection features three miniatures in a golf-themed gift box

ABOVE: The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve Golden Storm is the perfect Father's Day cocktail BELOW: Porter's Gin has unveiled a new bottle design for their cold-distilled gin

BELOW: The awardwinning Benromach 10 Years Old is made using traditional methods BELOW LEFT: Old Pulteney 12 Years Old is known as The Maritime Malt
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Publication:The Press and Journal (Aberdeen,Scotland)
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Date:Jun 8, 2019
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