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…
People are literally travelling across the country to work out at this absolutely massive gym
The UK’s largest 24/7 gym is here in the north west of England – and it’s so remarkable, people are genuinely travelling across the country to visit it.
Although it’s been open for a few years already, the massive fitness facility keeps going viral on TikTok.
Fitness influencers and weightlifting enthusiasts alike have been flocking to the north west to visit its two sites – one in Liverpool and one on The Wirral – where there are rows upon rows of squat racks, machines and free weights.
In one video, fitness influencer couple Gregor and Hattie described it as ‘heaven’, adding: “This place is unreal.”
In another, two eager gym-goers took a train to go and train, vlogging their entire day.
They said they used all the leg machines ‘they could figure out how to use’ from the overwhelming variety of equipment.
TikTok user @braddlifts, who posts powerlifting content, said: “Have a quick look around, have a look at all the mad sh*t that’s in here.
“I swear to god, it’s mad. Like just look at this dumbbell rack, it goes all the way along the wall!
“I won’t even lie, I’m so happy to give this gym like a 10 out of 10. This is the exact type of gym that I’ve always wanted to train at.”
As well as its insane selection of weights and machines, Dedicated Supergym has plenty of cardio equipment too, including assault bikes, stair masters, treadmills, rowers, ski ergs and cross trainers.
Featured image: Facebook, Dedicated Supergym
Greater Manchester to get 2,000 small wind turbines that provide more ‘affordable energy’
An ambitious new project will see thousands of small wind turbines installed across Greater Manchester to provide “more affordable energy”.
Set to be delivered by a partnership of Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), the Energy Innovation Agency, and the Manchester Inward Investment Agency, and alongside renewable energy manufacturers Alpha 311, Greater Manchester could soon become home to 2,000 wind turbine units as part of the region’s carbon reduction plan.
The wind turbines are powered by the air moved by passing vehicles, and will be put on buildings and lampposts, according to BBC News.
Alpha 311 said the turbines’ size could even see small sites become wind farms.
The manufacturer said the units were smaller and lighter than the type of wind turbines we are used to seeing on hills and in the countryside across the UK, or off-shore turbines, and it means they can be used on roads, bridges, buildings, and towers.
Most-notably, turbines expected to be the same or similar to the ones on their way to Greater Manchester have been installed next to the O2 Arena in London.
Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham said he was looking forward to seeing the “innovative wind turbines” in action as they could “see us generate more low carbon energy locally”, and crucially, “provide more affordable energy” at a time when people in the region “need it most”.
“The switch to net-zero carbon can, and should, be something that offers a fairer future, as well as a greener one,” Mr Burnham explained.
Mr Burnham said the partnership would also support the creation of 200 new jobs.
The cost of the project has not yet been revealed, but it’s thought they could begin being installed across the region should an initial pilot using the street turbines that’s set to start in Telford later in the year be successful.
The turbines in the pilot trial will be used to power streets lights, and any surplus energy will be sent back to the National Grid.