What your dad’s favourite tipple says about his personality

Whether he’s cracking a stubbie after work with the boys or he’s more about an after-dinner scotch on the rocks, your dad’s favourite tipple says a lot more about his personality than he realises.

Aussie beers you can get him for Father’s Day

He’s a loud and proud Australian through and through. He’s fiercely patriotic, loves his cricket, AFL and NRL, and there’s nothing he wouldn’t do for a mate. He likes real beer and doesn’t care that he’s got a beer belly. He believes we’re on this Earth for a good time, not a long time, and he lives his life to the fullest. Not much of a conversationalist during grand final season, you’re mostly likely to find this dad with his feet up in front of the telly, holding up a bar down at the local where everyone knows his name, or in the backyard firing up the barbecue and cracking a cold one, no matter what the weather.

A chosen favourite of the Queenslander.
(Dan Murphy’s, case of 24, $40)

Carlton Draught
An award-winning draught with full body and value for money.
(Dan Murphy’s, case of 12, $50) 

Cricketers Arms Lager
Sun-dried malt and brewed longer for that extra-dry taste.
(Dan Murphy’s, case of 24, $46) 

Tequila you can get Dad for Father’s Day

Your dad is the kind of dude who likes to have a good time. His choice of drink is exotic and that’s the way he lives life. His motto is “eat, drink and be merry”. He’s enjoys a bit of adventure, is the life of the party and he knows how to have fun. He can often be quite embarrassing with his dance moves and terrible karaoke renditions.

el Jimador Reposado
Priced for your budget and great with lime and salt.
(Dan Murphy’s, $42)

Don Julio Blanco Tequila
The perfect blend for the dad that likes his straight.
(Dan Murphy’s, $80)

Liquour bottles

Whisky you can buy Dad for Father’s Day

If your dad drinks his whisky straight, he’s a manly man but he also has a classy and professional side to him. He likes to savour every moment and he appreciates the finer things in life. It’s likely he’s in a high-stress job and he takes his role as the provider seriously. He has a refined taste and typically looks polished and professional.

Chivas Regal 12-Year Old Scotch Whisky
A highly regarded whisky for years.
(Dan Murphy’s, $51) 

Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch Whisky
One of the most popular premium whiskies and matured for 12 years before bottling.
(Dan Murphy’s, $49) 

Wine Dad might enjoy for Father’s Day

Your dad is mature, past his party animal days and likes to keep things mellow. If he orders wine when he’s at the pub, he’s very confident in his own manliness and doesn’t give a damn what anyone else thinks. His idea of a good night out is dinner with a few select friends or a quiet corner in a piano bar. He’s chilled out and has a relaxed attitude to life.

Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc
It’s the perfect refreshing wine that won’t break the bank.
(Dan Murphy’s $17)

Penfolds Koonunga Hill Cabernet
A rich, full-bodied wine that pairs well with a steak.
(Dan Murphy’s, $14) 

Cocktail suggestions for Dad

It’s not every day you hear a bloke ask for a strawberry daiquiri or a fluffy duck, especially when that bloke is your dad. It says he’s flamboyant and a good-time guy. He doesn’t drink the hard stuff to be cool, he drinks what tastes good. He’s secure, knows what he likes and can pull off wearing pink shirts with confidence.

Jose Cuervo Margarita Mix
Dad can become a connoisseur of cocktails and mix his own.
(Dan Murphy’s, $11)

Master of Mixes: Strawberry Daiquiri
Dad can simply add rum or tequila for his own delicious daiquiris.
(Dan Murphy’s, $10)

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