Father’s Day is nearly here. And you’re probably already considering the easy solution: A bottle of his favourite.
It’s quick, it’s simple, and Dad is guaranteed to enjoy it. Winner.
Still, whilst buying the same gift year in, year out is a fool-proof success story… it can get a little predictable.
2020 has been a weird, frustrating year for everyone (Dad’s probably been grumbling more than most) – so it might be worth grabbing him something a little different for a change to put an even bigger smile on his face.
Roister is the perfect spot to find spirits with a twist that go beyond a boring old bottle of the usual stuff.
Here are some of the best examples with the potential to mix things up this Father’s Day…
Has Dad got a sweet tooth? Here’s a bottle that ought to be right up his street.
This intriguing-looking spirit tastes as good as it looks, blending juniper with cubeb, cardamom, sweet gale, hibiscus flowers and – the two most pervasive flavours – cherry and almond.
It’s like a big alcoholic liquid cake – and it’s sure to get a better reaction from Dad than a supermarket dry gin would.
It’s a wicked drink – and you might need to give your dad a warning before he cracks it open.
Either way, he’s guaranteed to have a good time drinking it.
Highland Park Viking Honour
Is Dad more of a whisky man?
Where better to source a premium bottle than the Highlands – a region synonymous with this famous spirit.
Highland Park Viking comes in a beautifully-branded bottle that will function as a proud addition to the drinks cabinet – which Dad can promptly present to guests once we’re all allowed to have people around the house again.
Ciroc Mango Flavoured Vodka
Most of us discover vodka in our teens. Usually at a party or in the park.
Some can’t stomach it after a certain point. But others never waver – considering it to be their perfect tipple.
According to the website description, this vodka offers: “A well rounded, smooth vodka with a hint of the fruit, it makes a clean canvas for cocktails.” But if Dad wants to knock it back straight, leave him to it. It’s as delicious on its own as it is with fruit.
But this is only a handful of the diverse range of unusual, tasty bottles available.
You can view the full range colourful spirits online at Roister and get your order in before Father’s Day – for just 99p delivery.
Dad will enjoy this one…
Molly-Mae Hague announces birth of baby girl with Tommy Fury
Molly-Mae Hague has given birth to her baby girl, the star has announced.
She welcomed the new arrival with long-term boyfriend and boxer Tommy Fury, who she met on the fifth series of Love Island.
Molly-Mae, an influencer, creative director and reality TV star, announced the news on her Instagram today.
The terrifying TV villain, played by James Norton, was seen fleeing disguised as a cyclist to the beautiful Calder Valley countryside, before being picked up and going into hiding.
Meanwhile, Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire) was rounding up her family as fears grew that Tommy would come for his son Ryan (Rhys Connah).
Throughout last night’s Happy Valley, Tommy repeatedly referred to his unfinished business with ‘that policewoman b*tch’, and asked gang leader Darius Knezevic for a gun.
Given his fraught history with Catherine (he abused her late daughter, beat Catherine up, and doused little Ryan in petrol in a failed homocide-suicide stunt) we’ve all assumed that we’ll see a Tommy-Catherine face-off on Sunday.
But a few fans have floated a new theory, pointing out that Tommy hasn’t actually said which police officer he’s after…
Jenny Ryan from The Chase said: “Hey, any other #HappyValley fans lying awake worrying that the phrase “that policewoman” could refer to someone other than Catherine?”
Another person said: “Is anyone else thinking he hasn’t actually said which policewoman he wants to kill? It was Anne who gave evidence and got him sent away…”
Someone else posted: “Happy Valley perfect script and acting as always. Ann’s monologue was just incredible. It occurred to me though that Tommy and Darius kept talking about sorting out ‘that policewoman bitch’. We are all expecting it to be Catherine but what if he means Ann?!!”
And one user pointed out: “As for Tommy going after Catherine, she isn’t the only “policewoman” he may have a grudge against..”
My nerves can’t handle the wait for Sunday’s episode after that…
One particular scene has had fans celebrating the phenomenal script-writing and acting again, and for once it’s not Sarah Lancashire being showered with all the praise.
Charlie Murphy, who plays Ann Gallagher in Happy Valley, has been labelled ‘outrageously good’ after delivering an impassioned monologue to Ryan.
The powerful scene, which some viewers said was ‘cruel’ and ‘brutal’, saw her deliver some harsh home truths to Ryan about his father’s past.
One person wrote: “Wow! What a piece of acting that was by @CharlieBMurphy explaining to Ryan about Tommy. Gripped!”
Another said: “@CharlieBMurphy was outrageously good in Happy Valley tonight. Sarah Lancashire deserves many plaudits but this show has strength in numbers. The trauma is real and next weeks finale I’m sure will ruin me.”
Someone else posted on Twitter: “The Ann Gallagher monologue/rant in #HappyValley tonight was up there with the best scenes in any of the episodes. Brilliant.”
One user tweeted: “Ann threw at Ryan everything that was building up in her for years. YEARS of seeing his affections towards her abuser.All her rage & pain.And to all of this she stood up for Cath & the memory of Becky. Surely one of the best & most important scenes of S3 if not whole #HappyValley.”
And someone else added: “‘HE DOESN’T GIVE ONE TINY, SHINY F*CK ABOUT YOU!!’ #HappyValley belonged to Ann tonight. Jaw dropping couple of minutes of dialogue yet again by @spiceyw.”
The final Happy Valley will air on Sunday 5 February.