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Rum and bourbon gift choices allow dads to get into spirit of Father's Day

The UK rum market is now the third biggest in the world, which means there are many dads who'd love to receive a bottle of sugar cane spirit this Father's Day. A superb selection has been released by House of Rum with some great gift ideas for the weekend.

This carefully-curated collection has been selected from the finest distilleries situated across the whole of the Caribbean. Items include The Diablo Series – three award-winning aged rums - each unique, small batch releases that are never to be repeated. And, for those who want to splash a little more cash, there's also the House of Rum XO Reserve – Single Cask.

Only 140 bottles of this highly sought-after rum exist, and each comes with two gorgeous hand-blown, hand cut tumblers.

Diablo Aged Rum (43% ABV) £69 per 70cl bottle

Diablo Aged Rum is an intelligently crafted rum boasting great depth, beautiful aromas, and a smooth finish. Blended from rums originating from the renowned rum making islands of the Dominican Republic and Jamaica, this is a spirit to be truly savoured.

Exceptionally smooth and clean, this aged rum has delicious flavours of red fruits with a little burnt sugar, finishing with notes of butterscotch and sherry. It’s available to buy from House of Rum and at and next day delivery is available.

Perfectly distilled drams from Kentucky, USA, are another gift idea for whiskey-loving dads. This selection of premium, handcrafted whiskeys – created by Lux Row Distillers on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail - are the perfect tipple to toast or to gift dad on his big day.

Prices range from £29 for a bottle of the Ezra Brooks Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey to £58 for the Minor Case Rye Whiskey. They're available from Ocado, Oddbins and Master of Malt and next day delivery is available.

Ezra Brooks 99 Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (75cl, 49.5% ABV) - £38.94, from Master of Malt

This builds upon the spicy, rye Bourbon mash bill taste of the brand’s flagship expression, Ezra Brooks Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Charcoal filtered for a smooth, mellow finish, Ezra Brooks 99 Proof’s enhanced flavour profile comes as a result from the higher ABV.

It also boasts an elevated look, with the liquid encased in a distinctive, embossed bottle complete with a natural cork closure and featuring a prominent call out to the ‘99’ proof spirit, making it the ideal addition to any bourbon aficionado’s collection.

Ezra Brooks Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (70cl), 40% ABV - £29, Ocado

The perfect go-to bourbon for those that like a whiskey-based cocktail as much as sipping straight-up or on the rocks, Ezra Brooks Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is distilled at Lux Row Distillers located at the heart of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. This easy-drinking bourbon has a peppery, warming finish.

Ezra Brooks Straight Rye Whiskey (70cl, 45% ABV) - £30.95, Master of Malt

Ezra Brooks Straight Rye Whiskey has hints of chocolate, leather, vanilla and spicy grains balanced by slightly sweet and oaky tones. It’s also charcoal filtered for a smooth, mellow finish.

Minor Case Rye Whiskey (70cl), 45% ABV - £58, Oddbins

This straight rye whiskey is finished in cream sherry casks for an unforgettable flavour with hints of butterscotch and dried fruit. Minor Case is a nod to its namesake, Minor Case Beam, great-grandfather to Stephen Beam who founded Kentucky’s renowned Limestone Branch Distillery. An exceptional distiller, Minor Case was making whiskey long before prohibition started 100 years ago, and his legacy lives on through Stephen Beam’s passion for crafting only the finest whiskey.

Yellowstone Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon (70cl), 46.5% ABV - £52, Ocado

A smooth, skilfully selected Kentucky straight bourbon, Yellowstone Select is a masterful fusion of flavours from seventh-generation master distiller Stephen Beam. It features a blend of four-year-old and seven-year-old Kentucky straight bourbons, each chosen to provide this exclusive whiskey with a taste that celebrates his family’s deep distilling roots.

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