Extra Happy Holidays: Whisky-Filled Advent Calendars

Remember when you were a kid and your parents handed you an Advent calendar at the end of November? Technically, an Advent calendar is supposed to be used to count down the days in preparation for Christmas. All I knew is that my parents gave me one every year and each day I was treated to a tasty treat. All I had to do was open a tiny door in correlation to the day and I was rewarded with a piece of milk chocolate shaped like an angel, wreath or something else Christmas related.

Now that I’m an adult, chocolate isn’t as much of a treat as it once was. I have a job and I can go buy a candy bar anytime I want. An Advent calendar full of chocolate just won’t cut it anymore. Luckily for me, they do make adult Advent calendars. The difference is that instead of chocolate each day, you are rewarded with a dram of whisky. That’s right, delicious, magical whisky.

The Whisky Advent Calendar is available exclusively from Master of Malt. Hidden behind the twenty-four different windows is a 30ml sample of whisky. Drinking a dram of whisky every day of December is a sure fire way to guarantee a very merry Christmas. The 2015 edition includes: “a rare 50-year-old Scotch, an award-winning Japanese whisky and the World’s Best Blended Whisky (World Whiskies Awards 2014). Each handmade, wax-sealed dram allows whisky fans to sample a new whisky, tasting everything from single grain whisky to rare Scotch worth up to $500 a bottle.” The 2015 Whisky Advent Calendar retails for $190.46.

Included in the 2015 Calendar are:

  • Glenfarclas 25 Year Old
  • Yoichi Non Age / Miyagikyo Non Age
  • Compass Box Great King Street – Artist’s Blend
  • Balvenie 15 Year Old Single Barrel Sherry Cask
  • Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey
  • Kilchoman Machir Bay 2014 Release
  • Mackmyra Brukswhisky (The Swedish Whisky)
  • Glenfiddich 18 Year Old
  • Girvan Patent Still – Proof Strength
  • Isle of Jura Elixir 12 Year Old
  • Tullamore D.E.W. 12 Year Old Special Reserve
  • Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Caol Ila 12 Year Old
  • Dalwhinnie Winter’s Gold
  • Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon 12 Year Old
  • Arran – Batch 4 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
  • The Lost Distilleries Blend
  • Dalmore 15 Year Old
  • Isle Of Jura Superstition
  • The GlenDronach 12 Year Old
  • Fettercairn Fior
  • Glen Scotia Double Cask
  • Balvenie 12 Year Old DoubleWood
  • Invergordon 50 Year Old – Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing) (Master of Malt) – Girvan 50 Year Old – Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

Other Spirited Advent Calendars available from Master of Malt include: The Premium Whisky Calendar ($317.47), The Old & Rare Whisky Calendar ($1,270.08), The Bourbon Advent Calendar ($177.75), The Ginvent Calendar ($146), The Botanical Ginvent Calendar ($158.70), The Rum Advent Calendar ($190.46), The Cognac Advent Calendar ($190.46), The Tequila Advent Calendar ($190.46), The Mezcal Advent Calendar ($190.46), The Armagnac Advent Calendar ($190.46), The Absinthe Advent Calendar ($171.41), The Vodka Advent Calendar ($126.95), The Naga Chilli Vodka Escalation Advent Calendar ($126.95).

For more information, and to order your own spirits Advent calendar, visit masterofmalt.com.