Top 5 drinks to cheers with Dad

cheers dadWhether it's whiskey, wine, larger or ale, we know many of the dads out there appreciate a little tipple every now and then.

With longer evenings and BBQ season fast approaching we have been thinking about some of our favourite summer drinks that you can enjoy with your dad this Fathers Day.


1. Nelsons Roasted Pineapple Rum

Yes it is as good as it sounds. This recently launched tropical rum has quickly become one of our favourites and makes the best summer drink teamed up with ginger ale.
If you haven’t heard of Nelson’s, get to know them! Located on the borders of Derbyshire and Staffordshire, Nelson’s collection of Gin and Rum definitely should be added to your ‘I MUST TRY’ tipples. This particular batch is a blend of three different Caribbean rums from Barbados, The Dominican Republic and Jamaica. After being aged in oak barrels for three years a natural pineapple extract is added, giving it its beautifully distinct taste and aroma.
  • 50ml Nelson’s Roasted Pineapple Rum
  • 150ml Ginger Ale (we used fever-tree)
  • Fresh Pineapple chunks to garnish.
Fill a tall glass with ice cubes. Pour 50 ml of Rum and 150ml of ginger ale and give a gentle stir. Garnish with fresh pineapple. Delicious!

2. Salcombe Beer

With the craft beer market booming across the UK we are too familiar of that feeling when you are stood amongst aisles of craft beers you have never heard of and you just can’t decide which ones to get.
Well to give you back some valuable sipping time here’s one you don’t need to hesitate on trying. Brewed in the heart of Devonshire countryside, Salcomes collection of ales are full of flavour.
For the summer we would recommend the Salcombe Pale Ale, a perfect BBQ companion. Another easy winner is the Island Street Porter that won a Gold independent beer award 2019 and Gold taste of the west award 2019.



Whiskey and Ale have long been friends and when paired well make the ideal cocktail to enjoy on a hazy summers evening.
With their roots in the Scottish Lowlands, Auchentoshan’s American Oak single malt is perfect when sipped neat or enjoyed in a cocktail. Triple distilled and aged entirely in a first fill american oak cask you will discover sweet vanilla and coconut flavours with a burst of citrus.
With your dram chosen turn it to a long drink by adding your favourite pale ale…
Combine Auchentoshan American Oak, lemon juice and honey syrup in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain intovessel with ice. Top with a beer of your choice and garnish with a lemon wedge. Smile knowingly.

4. Apple County Cider

apple county cider
With their family heritage of apple farming, Apple County Cider has an authentic charm that’s easily backed by their wonderfully crisp ciders. Located in Monmouthshire near to the Brecon Beacons and Wye Valley, Apple County have been perfecting their range of ciders from dry to sweet. If your feeling fruity the raspberry cider is delightful!

5. HalfPenny Wines

With beautiful English wines across the country we are fortunate enough to have HalfPenny Green Vineyards just a stone’s throw away in South Staffordshire. Producing around 50-60,000 bottles of wine a year from their on site vines you can find their bottles sold in many artisan farm shops and delis across the region.One of our favourites is the Black Country Gold with its full body and fruity flavours.

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