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The Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is this Sunday, and if you’re in need of an extra gift or two (or haven’t started looking yet…) this list can give you a helping hand! Here is the ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide.

Father’s Day Lunch or Afternoon Tea at Conrad Dublin

Conrad Dublin, one of the capital’s leading 5-star hotels, is championing every father figure this Father’s Day with two delicious offerings to choose from. Whether the man in your life likes to stick to the classics or prefers the finer things in life, Dublin diners are spoiled for choice with the option of a lunch in The Coburg, or a decadent Afternoon Tea fit for a king. For lunch, 3 courses will come in at €39pp, and afternoon tea comes in at €55pp. Book here.

Bertha’s Revenge Gin from Ballyvolane House 

Gift dad the ultimate gin – Bertha’s Revenge Gin is the first Irish distillery to produce small batch Irish milk gin from whey alcohol. Ballyvolane House practices a field-to-fork philosophy when it comes to food, and the same applies to their first product, Bertha’s Revenge Irish milk gin which champions a grass-to-glass approach with everything they bottle.

A hand-crafted gin which uses whey alcohol from Irish dairy farmers, the natural spring water from Ballyvolane House and an interesting mix of 18 locally foraged and grown botanicals, Bertha’s Revenge Irish Milk Gin is designed to celebrate the life of a very special cow. Bottles start from €29 and can be purchased online here.

Powerscourt Distillery’s Fercullen Single Malt Whiskey

Fercullen Father's Day gift guide

If your father is a whiskey enthusiast, why not gift him the first distilled whiskey from Co Wicklow in over 100 years? The Powerscourt Distillery has made history with their latest release – one hundred years since a whiskey has been distilled in the County, 100% Malt, 100% distilled on the Powerscourt Estate and 100% Wicklow in a bottle! Available at selected stockists nationwide and from the Powerscourt Distillery and Visitor Centre, plus their online store for €55.

Grá Chocolates

We can’t put together a Father’s Day gift guide and not include some tasty chocolates. Treat the main man in your life to the sweetest thank you from Grá Chocolates this Father’s Day. The full range of Grá chocolates are available to purchase online and in Brown Thomas Grafton Street, Galway and Dundrum. Choose from the following special Father’s Day options:

  • The Big Daddy – This giant chocolate heart celebrates the perfect partnership of smooth peanut butter, decadent milk chocolate and chewy caramel featuring the delicious taste of Harry’s Nut Butter blended into a smooth and creamy spread encased in thick milk chocolate. (€37)
  • The Drink Cabinet – Limited Edition box of 12 hand-painted heart chocolates with original fillings. This box of chocolates are handmade in Co. Galway using the finest stouts, whiskeys, gins and poitins from the West of Ireland. (€35)

WSET Courses

If you’ve got a dad who fancies himself a bit of a spirit and wine connoisseur, perhaps an extra nudge into a qualification is what he needs this Father’s day! We’ve got both level 1 and level 2 WSET qualification courses with Philip Dunne of Vinspire Wines available right here on our site for an exclusive price to our readers. Purchase here.

Sunday Roast at Hawksmoor

It’s official, “the hottest steakhouse in New York” (Eater) and ranked Number 1 in the ‘World’s Best Steak Restaurants’ has opened its doors in Dublin on College Green, so why not treat dad to the ultimate dining experience? Take in your beautiful surroundings in the historic National Bank building which has been transformed into an impressive 152-seat restaurant with an elegant back-to-back bar, where you will sip your cocktails on arrival. Since Father’s Day is on a Sunday, you can give the ultimate Sunday roast at Hawksmoor a try. Book here.

Savour a dram of Dingle Distillery’s Single Malt Whiskey 

If your Dad is a whiskey lover, look no further than Dingle Distillery’s Single Malt Whiskey. This whiskey is made with locally sourced ingredients and distilled in small batches, ensuring a high-quality and unique taste. The whiskey is aged in carefully selected casks, resulting in a smooth and complex flavour profile.  

Dingle Distillery is a family-owned business that takes pride in their craft, making this whiskey a thoughtful and meaningful gift for any father who appreciates the art of distilling. Give the gift of a truly exceptional whiskey this Father’s Day with Dingle Distillery’s Single Malt Whiskey. Purchase here or at leading retailers and off licenses nationwide, RRP €55. 

Wine Tasting & Winery Tour with Wicklow Way Wines

Wine tastings, a winery tour and some strawberry wine… sounds like the perfect day out! We’ve teamed up with Wicklow Way Wines for an exclusive experience for our readers, and this could make a great gift for those wine lover dads. Wicklow Way Wines’ passion for Irish food and drink, combined with a deep appreciation for nature, led to the creation of unique and tantalising wines, and you can experience all of this and more with your father by purchasing here for €65.

Clo Chocolates

Another chocolate option for the main man comes all the way from Sligo. Using high quality, fair trade and sustainably sourced chocolate, each piece of Clo Chocolates is a little bundle of handmade joy. Using local Irish ingredients to create unique flavours, your father is sure to love these. Perhaps their award-winning Athru whiskey experience is the one for him? Luxurious, hand-rolled 70% dark chocolate with a smooth ganache infused with Lough Gill Distillery Athru whiskey. The perfect gift! Purchase here for €35.

Bushmills’ Newest Rare Whiskeys

Bushmills Father's Day gift guide

Another whiskey option to add to your list, Bushmmils Irish Whiskey just released two new rare whiskeys – a 25 year old and a 30 year old Irish Single Malt Whiskey. Maturing patiently and cared for by a generation of skilled craftspeople, these refined whiskeys have spent a lifetime in hand-selected oak casks and are now ready to take their place as true legends of Irish single malt.

The Bushmills 25 Year Old is a 46% ABV, non chill-filtered, Irish single malt that has been matured at the Old Bushmills Distillery for between four and six years before being finished in ruby port pipes for up to 21 years. It is a rich and complex liquid with intense notes of ripe hedgerow dark fruit aromas mingled with honey and gentle toasted wood. Priced at €850 for 700mlPurchase here.

The 30 Year Old, distilled in 1992, will be the oldest expression released as part of the Bushmills core range to date. Bottled at 46% ABV and non chill-filtered, this sublime whiskey has been matured for 14 years before being finished in Pedro Ximénez sherry casks for 16 years. It is an exquisite whiskey characterised by signature sherry aromas of dried fruits and a deep and perfect PX complexity. Priced at €2000 for 700ml Purchase here.

3 Course Dinner at Marco Pierre White: Donnybrook

A dinner has to be part of the ultimate father’s day gift guide, and where better to take your dad than the glamorous Marco Pierre White in Donnybrook? A 3-course dinner, a bottle of wine and some stellar food and service – he’s sure to be impressed. Purchase here for only €95 (RRP €140).

Redbreast Dream Cask Port to Port Edition

Redbreast Father's Day gift guide

If your dad is more of a Redbreast lover, this is a good choice for him. Redbreast Irish Whiskey, produced by Irish Distillers at its world-renowned Midleton Distillery in Co. Cork, recently announced the release of its highly anticipated sixth edition in the Dream Cask series, Redbreast Dream Cask Port to Port Edition.

Designed and crafted by Master Blender, Billy Leighton, this limited-edition 27-year-old single pot still Irish whiskey is a true masterpiece, bringing an innovative twist to the Redbreast Dream Cask family. Available through the Redbreast’s online members’ club The Birdhouse at a RRP of €580. 

Stay at Barberstown Castle

For the ultimate appreciation gift this Father’s Day, why not treat your dad to an overnight at the luxurious Barberstown Castle? An overnight, including breakfast, chocolates, charcuterie & wine comes in at only €210 (RRP €320), exclusively to our readers. Purchase here.

Article by Sara Abdulmagid
Article by Sara Abdulmagid

I’m a Palestinian who grew up in Cyprus and moved to Dublin in 2013, so I’ve had a mishmash of different cultures and cuisines surrounding me my whole life. I’m an avid foodie, and after realising that life as a lawyer was not for me, I studied media and became a radio host for Dublin City FM. I’m now writing for TheTaste full time, but I also have my own food blog where you can find a mixture of restaurant reviews and the occasional recipe. I talk a lot about being Palestinian; to be honest, I talk a lot in general. That’s why I did radio!

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