Ten best whiskies for Father's Day - The Top 10

The image of whisky -on the surface at least - may be rather staid and traditional, but producers are experimenting like never before, maturing their whiskies in different barrels and casks to achieve new flavours and styles. Don't worry if you don't know your cask-strengths from your non-chill-filtereds; it is reassuring that the overall standard of whisky these days is very high. As a general rule, Speyside whiskies are clean and pure; Highland whiskies tend to be fuller and spicier; and those from Islay peaty and smoky. Irish whiskies are softer, and bourbons sweeter. And I would urge you to give Japanese whiskies a try. They are not easy to find, but are comparable in quality to the best Scotch.


Many of these whiskies can be found at Royal Mile Whiskies (www.royalmilewhiskies.com) The Whisky Exchange (www.thewhiskyexchange.com) and Milroy’s of Soho (www.milroys.co.uk)

Wine name Producer Country Region Vintage

Compass Box Asyla

N/A N/A N/A NV

Johnnie Walker Black Label

N/A N/A N/A NV

Auchentoshan 18 Year Old

N/A N/A N/A NV

Glenmorangie Astar

N/A N/A N/A NV

Jameson Gold Reserve

N/A N/A N/A NV

Hibiki 17 Year Old

N/A N/A N/A NV

Highland Park 25 Year Old

N/A N/A N/A NV

WL Weller 12 Year Old Bourbon

N/A N/A N/A NV

Ardberg Supernova

N/A N/A N/A NV

Talisker

N/A N/A N/A NV