Whether you’re planning to get together in person this Father’s Day or via a video call, we’ve put together some ideas to make the most of your family time… with the help of a dram or two of Highland Park of course!
Give your taste buds a work-out
Set up a tasting session with your Dad by tuning into the Highland Park Whisky YouTube channel and follow our tasting videos online. All you need to do is pick your favourite Highland Park whisky (or whiskies) in advance – it helps if you both choose the same ones! – and enjoy finding out more about whisky appreciation and comparing notes on the flavours you discover.
Mix it up the old-fashioned way
Our website is full of great serve suggestions to amplify the key flavours of our favourite Highland Park whiskies. Wouldn’t Salted Honey Old Fashioned made with 12 Year Old Viking Honour or decadent Cherry and Chocolate Old Fashioned, made with 18 Year Old Viking Pride, be a perfect toast to Father’s Day? And here’s an idea if you’re not going to be together in person… pack up all the ingredients and the serve description in a gift box and send it to your Dad, then have fun with a virtual mixology video call.
Say cheers to cheese!
The news and events section of our website is packed full of mouthwatering ideas for food and whisky pairings, as well as recipes that feature Highland Park as a key ingredient. Among the most popular food stories we’ve shared recently are those exploring whisky and cheese pairings. Check out More Cheese Please and Don’t Pass the Port for creative ideas – these work really well as a virtual feast too, just assemble your cheeses, whiskies and nibbles in advance and enjoy while you chat online.
A walk on the mild side
Now that the weather is being a little kinder to us, an urban walk, a country ramble or a beach stroll would all be great ways to spend time together. You might even get away with not having to pile on layers of jumpers and jackets, but you could still surprise your Dad with a gift of fabulous Highland Park outerwear. And as Father’s Day falls just a day before Summer Solstice, a gift of The Light, which celebrates the changing seasons and summer in Orkney, might go down a (summer) storm.
If you live in Orkney, don’t forget to check out our team’s favourite island walks and perhaps follow in their footsteps this Father’s Day, or book a distillery tour with us and let your Dad choose a gift from our distillery shop (don’t worry, we’ll try to steer him away from the 50 Year Old!).