FATHERS are harder to buy for than mothers, writes Steve Zacharanda.
In the back of your mind there is always that nagging feeling whatever you get him will be in the shed within five minutes never to be seen again.
And of all the gift giving combinations out there - mother to son, son to mother, mother to daughter, daughter to dad - the son to dad gift giving is the most wasteful because usually both parties cannot be bothered in the whole process anyway.
Most men don't think about anything much and even though Father's Day is their day getting presents for it takes about a nano-second of forethought.
That is why with Fathers Day approaching fast the pressure is on for the daughters out there but not for me, because I always buy my dad whisky.
He said when I was in my teens: “Watch yourself with whisky son, treat it with respect, it doesn’t agree with us sometimes.”
When I said: “What do you mean “us”?”
He said matter of factly - “every man in the family, ever.”
After few episodes in my misspent youth when “mr nasty” came out to say hello I have always treated a wee dram with respect.
And I know my dad does too so I happily get him whisky for his birthday (when I remember) and Christmas.
So I am delighted Glenfiddich made the whole process easier by bringing out perfect whisky based Father’s Day presents.
A spokesman from Glenfiddich said: “The Glenfiddich Single Malt Whisky mini set - which includes the 12 Year Old, 15 Year Old and 18 Year Old single malts is perfect introduction to whisky for new fathers celebrating their first Father’s Day.
“The signature expression from the World’s Most Awarded Single Malt Scotch whisky is perfect for traditional fathers who take their whisky with a little water, and will relish the signature Glenfiddich 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, with its distinctive fresh pear, creamy with subtle oak flavours and a long smooth and mellow finish.”
He added: “Fathers who love adventure take their whisky on ice, and enjoy the bold taste of Glenfiddich 15 Year Old and its intriguing aromas and flavours.
“Tradition and innovation collide to give this whisky great depth and consistency with notes of sweet heather honey and vanilla fudge combined with rich dark fruits.”
He added: “Wise fathers savour their whisky neat and appreciate the distinguished finish of Glenfiddich 18 Year Old. This intriguingly fruity and robust oak expression has a remarkably rich aroma with ripe orchard fruit, baked apple and robust oak and taste of luxurious dried fruit, candy peel and dates.”
Glenfiddich dates back to 1886 when William Grant set out to fulfil a lifelong ambition to build his own distillery.
Helped by his seven sons and two daughters, they created the first batch of what has become the world's most awarded single malt Scotch whisky.
Now, an age later the spokesman for the whisky giant, the company’s spokesman invokes the family feel of the brand for father’s day.
He said: “With Father’s Day on the horizon, giving the gift of Glenfiddich is a great way to honour the values held by the Grant family.”