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The Top 11 Alcohol Picks to Gift this Father’s Day

Father's Day 2020 Alcohol Gift Guide. Photographed by Aquarius Studio. Image via Shutterstock

Get ready to tipple dads tastebuds this Father’s Day 2020.

Whether your dad is a self-proclaimed zythophile (beer-lover), a whisky on the rocks type of guy, has a thing for gin or maybe just likes to wine and dine, we’ll have something for you in our handy guide loaded with the top 11 alcohol picks to gift your main man this Father’s Day 2020.

We’ll cheers to that!

<strong>Zytho Brewing</strong> Beer Lovers Collection
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Zytho Brewing Beer Lovers Collection

Just in time for Father’s Day 2020, the award-winning New South Wales brewers, Tribe Breweries, has launched a six-pack that will surely put a smile on any zythophile-dad out there. Meet the Zytho Beer Lovers Collection ($26). Featuring three delicious varieties — Zytho Zesty Pale Ale, the Zytho IPA and the recently released Zytho Tropical Haze — which pair seamlessly with the upcoming spring season; dad will be tasting a range of citrusy, tropical aromatics each individually distinct as each other.

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<strong>Rainbird</strong> Alcoholic Seltzer
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Rainbird Alcoholic Seltzer

If your dad loves canned concoctions, let Rainbird be part of the perfect gift this Father’s Day. Australian-made, Rainbird has released a tantalising lemon and lime flavour for vodka-loving dads to try. Better yet, with less than 135 calories per can, dad won’t have to worry about that ever-growing beer belly. Available in a four-pack, Rainbirds are best served cold and are perfect for the upcoming spring to summer seasons. If you’re looking for the perfect companion, why not pair this with the Haigh’s The Collaboration Box?

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<strong>Martell</strong> Blue Swift
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Martell Blue Swift

Made in France and taking home the Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2020, Martell Blue Swift ($109.99) is easily described as an incredibly versatile drink. Forget the pretentious ambience usually acquired, this spirit, made from 100% VSOP cognac finished in bourbon casks can be easily enjoyed neat, on the rocks or mixed to suit your dads taste. Featuring a bold and smooth taste profile with a complex range of aromas all prove why Martell is such a reputable brand and has been for over 300 years.

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<strong>Young Henrys</strong> Noble Cut Gin
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Young Henrys Noble Cut Gin

From the makers of Australia’s favourite beer including the Newtowner and Motorcycle Oil, Young Henrys is back and brewing but this time bigger and better than ever. Putting aside the beers, this Father’s Day, Young Henrys has released a delectable tipple. Meet the Noble Cut Gin ($75). Using fermented grain that’s distilled twice and then infused, dad will be able to taste classical botanical characters including juniper, orange peel and liquorice root to name a few. Made in New South Wales, this unique drop uses a range of Australian ingredients including pepper berry, bush tomato and sencha too. Highly aromatic, highly complex and a unique take on the London Dry style of gin.

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<strong>Rochford Wines</strong> Pinot Noir Gin Experience Pack
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Rochford Wines Pinot Noir Gin Experience Pack

From grapes comes a gift perfect for your best mate; Rochford Wines’ has taken a tippled turn this Father’s Day 2020 with their newest drop. An unlikely partnership that seamlessly works, the Pinot Noir Gin Experience Pack ($179) will surely become your dad’s newfound favourite. Hailing from Victoria’s Yarra Valley, this pack is complete with a bottle of Rochford Estate Pinot Noir, Rochford Pinot Noir Gin, a set of four glasses, tonic water, house-made dried fruit and a gin tasting and recipe card – the ideal present that will see dad mixing and creating at home.

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<strong>Koko Black</strong> Four Pillars Gin and Chocolate Hamper
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Koko Black Four Pillars Gin and Chocolate Hamper

If dad loves to wine and dine, then make the best of both worlds thanks to Australia’s leading artisanal chocolate brand, Koko Black. Partnering with renowned gin brand, Four Pillars, together they have aligned forces to create one of the most legendary gifts this Father’s Day, the Four Pillars Gin and Chocolate Hamper ($199). Complete with a bottle of Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin, this delectable pack also sees the likes of some of Koko Black’s favourites including Rocky Rogue, Raspberry Macadamias, Negroni Marbles and Lemon Myrtle Block to name a few. We’ll cheers to that!

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<strong>Craft Cartel</strong> Classic Craft Beer Box
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Craft Cartel Classic Craft Beer Box

If your dad has explored the craft-side, then let the leaders of Australia’s largest beer hub, Craft Cartel, do all of the hard work for you this Father’s Day. Perfect for the dad who loves to try new things and explore more of the craft beer world (we’re looking at you zythophiles), the Classic Craft Beer Box ($89) will be your answer. Included is a selection of 16, 300mL beers from four of Australia’s talented brewers such as Stone & Wood, Moon Dog, Young Henry’s and Holgate Brewhouse, this pack also features a tasting notecard, a beer glass guide, an optional personalised gift card and free delivery Australia-wide. That’s Father’s Day sorted for us.

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<strong>The Wine Collective</strong> Ultimate Exploration Dozen
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The Wine Collective Ultimate Exploration Dozen

If your dad loves nothing more than a glass or two of a newfound favourite red, then let his tastebuds be tantalised thanks to The Wine Collective this Father’s Day 2020. Australia’s leading online wine delivery service has compiled a pack just too good to be true. Meet the Ultimate Exploration Dozen ($159). Valued at over $350, this pack showcases 12 of Australia’s favourite red wine drops including Giant Steps, Grant Burge, Kirrihill Winemakers, Cellier des Dauphins and Vignerons de Mancey to name a few. Plus, if you’re looking for something different, The Wine Collective will have you spoilt for choice and deals.

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<strong>iiiMY</strong> Whiskey Tasting Set
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iiiMY Whiskey Tasting Set

Whether dad likes it neat or on the rocks, we can assure that there always comes a time when he’ll need a new set (or two) of whisky glasses. This Father’s Day iiiMY has taken the stress out of finding the perfect duo with its Whiskey Tasting Set ($49.99). Packaged in a luxurious royal blue box, inside dad will find a set of handmade crystal whisky glasses and a pack of eight premium whisky stones with an accompanying velvet pouch for storing in the freezer. The only thing left is to find an accompanying drop. May we suggest the 100% VSOP Martell Blue Swift Cognac?

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<strong>Haigh's</strong> The Collaboration Box
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Haigh's The Collaboration Box

First made in 1915, since then, Australia’s oldest family-owned chocolatiers, Haigh’s has been the nation’s favourite go-to for premium chocolate. This Father’s Day,  Haigh’s has partnered with three award-winning distillers – Adelaide Hills Distillery, Melbourne Gin Company and Archie Rose Distilling Co. – to create three, unique, alcohol-infused chocolates. Paired together within The Collaboration Box ($49.90), dad will be able to taste a range of skilfully curated chocolates including a Milk Bitter Orange Ganache with 78° Classic Gin, a Dark Dry Gin Ganache that’s enhanced with peppermint gum and finally, a Milk Dry Gin Fudge created using a blend of exotic botanicals.

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<strong>Westward</strong> American Single Malt Whiskey
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Westward American Single Malt Whiskey

Does your dad have a taste for the finer things in life? Or is he simply looking to update his collection? Look no further than Westward – Australia’s favourite American whiskey. With two varietals available in Australia, this Father’s Day spoil dad with either the Single Malt that took home the Gold Medal at the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition or, for a more refined taste, Westward’s new Stout Cask (RRP$150.00). Regardless of your choice, dad will surely love his newfound favourite.

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Looking for other ways to splurge dad with gifts? Our Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide is filled with our top 10 picks for 2020! Otherwise, if you’re in search of the best meals to cook up for dad this Father’s Day, why not try Otway Pork’s Roast Pork with Glazed Pear, Apple and Fig Recipe?

Editor’s Note: Hunter and Bligh was gifted by Liberty Coast Seltzer and Zytho Brewing. All reviews are authentic and are in no way influenced by our partnership. Our writers and contributors have independently selected and curated this article and all opinions are their own. This article does contain affiliate links which allow us to make revenue off some purchases made by our readers.
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