Whisky Advent Calendar (Drinks by the Dram)

Whisky Advent Calendar

Drinks by the Dram is the sample service from Master of Malt. It gives spirits enthusiasts and connoisseurs the opportunity to try a wax-sealed 3cl sample of over 5000 drinks. I order their whisky samples every few weeks and I can heartily recommend them.

For the festive season they came up with a Whisky Advent Calendar, a box with a different dram behind each of the 24 windows. It’s a brilliant gift for whisky lovers, or simply for yourself to count down to Christmas in style.


Whisky countdown to Christmas!

I’ve had a sneak peek at this year’s edition and I must say it’s great. Well executed in heavy cardboard (although the windows are perhaps too difficult to open) and the contents is a lovely selection of whiskies from around the world. Some are classics (e.g. Lagavulin 16 Years), some are brand-new releases (e.g. Macallan Double Cask) and the highlight is an impressive 50 year old Scotch worth € 700. If you buy it, you may want to come back here as I will review a few of the drams!

The 2016 Whisky Advent Calendar is available from Master of Malt for around € 175. Not cheap, but I’ve seen more money being spent on gifts much less cool than this! Now is the time to order it in time for December.

Actually they have a whole series of advent calendars: whisky, premium whisky, gin, cognac, bourbon, only Scotch, only Japanese, only single casks… you name it. There’s even a € 12.000 edition which includes a sample of the Glenfarclas 60 Year Old and Karuizawa 1964.