Friday, 13 June 2014

Give Away: Celebrating Father’s Day with Chivas Regal 18


A few more days to go until Father’s Day! Father’s Day is one of the most important days in the year as it gives us a chance to say thank you to our Father’s for everything that they have done and are still doing for us!

“Today at school I will learn to read at once; then tomorrow I will begin to write, and the day after tomorrow to cipher. Then with my acquirements I will earn a great deal of money, and with the first money I have in my pocket I will immediately buy for my papa a beautiful new cloth coat. But what am I saying? Cloth, indeed! It shall be all made of gold and silver, and it shall have diamond buttons. That poor man really deserves it; for to buy me books and to have me taught he has remained in his shirt sleeves... And in this cold! It is only fathers who are capable of such sacrifices!...” Carlo Collodi

The quote above from Carlo Collodi (famous Italian author) sums up perfectly how my father sacrificed so much and worked so hard and also how I would love to also buy him something amazing to say thank you for everything he has done and is still doing for me!

My father is the perfect gentleman in my eyes and over the years he has instilled values and morals in me that have shaped me to become the modern gentleman that I am today. I am still learning and growing and he still has a MAJOR influence on the decisions I make.

Chivas sent me a bottle of Chivas Regal 18 to enjoy with my father on Father’s Day to say thank you for the lessons he has taught me over the years in becoming a modern gentleman. Today I feel like sharing some of those lessons with you:

Lessons on life
·        Respect goes a long way!
·        You earn respect by giving it and always make sure you respect your elders
·        Before you make a major decision, consult me! I have been through it all and will always give you the best advice

Lessons on style
·        People form opinions based on the way you look, always present yourself the way you want people to think of you in a certain situation
·        Always ensure your shoes shine and that your sneakers are clean – you don’t want people to think that your are untidy

Lessons on relationships
·        First impressions count – make her feel that if she doesn’t want to be with you, it’s her loss
·        Always treat and respect her like you would treat and respect your mother

There are so many more lessons that I can share, but I will save them for another day, another post or maybe even write a book!

I am looking forward to Father’s Day this year because in addition to  sharing gifts and spending time together, I will also have the opportunity to give my father some insight on how best to drink whisky and enjoy Chivas Regal 18. A few months ago I was fortunate enough to attend the Chivas Regal 18 event where Max Warner (Chivas Regal global brand ambassador) shared some of his whisky knowledge. I look forward to sharing the tips we got from Max whilst enjoying a glass of whisky with my father!  

Dan Brown once said “No love is greater than that of a father for His son.” I also feel that there is no love greater than that of a son for his father!

To all the Father’s reading the post, Happy Father’s Day!

To everyone else, Chivas gave me an extra bottle to share with one of you! All that you have to do is to tell me what makes your Father the perfect gentleman. You can tell me on Twitter, Facebook, Email or post a comment below!