Count down to Christmas with spirit-filled advent calendars


tequila advent calendar

Drinks by the Dram has unveiled a bigger-than-ever range of advent calendars filled with different spirits, with new additions including tequila, absinthe and vodka.

Returning for a fourth time through Master of Malt, there are 14 calendars this year, each with 24 bottles of 30ml of carefully chosen spirits in each category to open each day in the run-up to Christmas.

Alongside old favourites such as whisky, bourbon, gin and rum, this year’s range features calendars each dedicated to armagnac, cognac, absinthe, tequila, mezcal, vodka and even a naga chilli vodka “Escalation” calendar (pictured below).

The Whisky Advent Calendar was launched in 2012 to help whisky lovers explore the world’s best whiskies. Highlights among this year’s 24 drams include a rare 50-year-old scotch, an award-winning Japanese whisky and officially the “world’s best blended whisky”.

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 £350 a bottle.

Whisky connoisseurs can also enjoy the Premium Whisky Advent Calendar which contains rare single casks and whiskies worth up to £500 a bottle.

This year also sees the launch of The Old and Rare Whisky Advent Calendar, containing whiskies worth up to £2,000 a bottle, including a 60-year-old single malt – one of the oldest whiskies in the world.

For the first time, Master of Malt is letting customers pick the contents of their own spirit-filled advent calendar from an extensive dram selection of over 4,000 whiskies, gins, rums and many other spirits.

Customers start with an empty calendar and browse the site’s 4,000-strong selection of drams to fill it with their favourite gins, rums, whiskies and many other spirits. As they fill the calendar, a handy sidebar helps them to keep track of contents and cost.

For details of the full range, visit the Master of Malt website.

naga advent calendar

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