To celebrate our lovely dads and for a perfect Father’s Day treat we have the perfect suggestion – the limited edition Johnnie Walker Blue 20cl gift box. Plus for an extra special touch the whisky can be personalised with a message of your choice at M VICTORIA STREET which is offering in-store engraving when purchased from them. In addition, they have a special tasting menu for Daddy’s Day so go ahead and make that special man in your life really feel appreciated.
The Gentleman’s tasting menu is four courses of deliciousness, including fish, ravioli, meat and a dessert last of which is created to enhance the whisky experience.
Father’s Day plays on the heritage of the brand, as it was John Walker and his son Alexander who first began to harness whisky flavours from the four corners of Scotland back in 1820. The father – son duo first started blending whisky, marrying sweetness and smoke to produce deep, characterful blends that stood in stark contrast to the rough, raw, inconsistent tastes of the individual whiskies themselves. They began to craft complex, enduring flavours that were adored by their customers, and it is this premium level of craftsmanship that makes it the ultimate luxury gift.
Colin Dunn, Johnnie Walker Whisky Ambassador: “There is no better way to show your gratitude than with a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label. Gifting a personalised bottle engraved with your own message is a lovely touch and a perfect way to mark such an occasion.”
Impress Daddy with dinner conversation – Top Ten Whisky facts, from Colin Dunn Whisky Brand Ambassador:
- There are three basic types of Scotch Whisky produced in Scotland: grain, malt and blended. Single Grain Scotch Whiskies such as HAIG CLUB™ and Single Malts such as LAGAVULIN™
- Globally the most popular type of whisky is a blend, created by mixing whiskies from various malt and grain distilleries. A great example of this is the Johnnie Walker range which offers a series of award-winning blends all with different flavour profiles.
- The spelling of whisky, or whiskey differs geographically. As a rule of thumb, American and Irish prefer ‘whiskey’ while Scots, Canadians and the rest of the world prefer ‘whisky’
- Whiskies made in Scotland are called Scotch! Around 90% of Single Malt Whiskies comes from Scotland and must be distilled and matured in oak casks for a minimum of three years plus one day.
- And scotch isn’t just for drinking neat! Enjoy drinking Scotch cocktails in some of the best bars in the country. There are so many different flavours that there is sure to be one to suit your palate – just ask your bartender
- Scotch is delicious and versatile paired with food. Try a peppery Talisker with Smoked Salmon or a smoky Lagavulin with Blue Cheese, you will be surprised how the flavours of these Whiskies resonate!
- Whisky fans in the UK often choose to enjoy Scotch with just a little water, but in Spain they love to mix it with cola. In Japan whisky is enjoyed with lots of soda water and ice, and in China with cold green tea.
- There are hundreds of Whisky Festivals around the world where you can sample and find out what flavours you like, go experiment!
- Celebrate World Whisky Day on the 21st May by visiting some of the top whisky bars in the UK. The newly opened Black Rock is a whisky lover’s dream, whilst Scarfes Bar at Rosewood London and the Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland both have an awe inspiring collection to choose from!
- And finally, there are no rules about drinking Scotch, you just need an open mind and an open palate (!)
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