Opening the Advent Calendars! Day 22

**It's the final countdown!** Christmas is just around the corner, and we've got a contingent of drams to mark the occasion. Roll on Day 22!

The Whisky Advent Calendar – #WhiskyAdvent

BenRiach 10 Year Old: A fruity, lively single malt matured in ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks to bring out that classic Speyside character, this core bottling is exactly the type of delicious dram to you’d expect from BenRiach.

The Bourbon Advent Calendar – #WhiskeyAdvent

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Eagle Rare 10 Year Old: An exceptional release from the Buffalo Trace Distillery, bourbon fans are sure to love the blend of honey, buttered bread, oily walnuts and  touches of red fruit going on here.

The Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar – #WhiskyAdvent

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Angels' Nectar Blended Malt - Rich Peat Edition: A selection of heavily peated Highland malts contributed to this particularly peaty edition of Angels' Nectar Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, making it the ideal warming dram for these chilly winter evenings.

The American Whiskey Advent Calendar – #WhiskeyAdvent

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Hudson Manhattan Rye: Made with a mash bill of 100% rye grain, this beautiful Hudson release harks back to the pre-Prohibition age of whiskey distillation to create a fine example of craft distilled rye whiskey.

The Japanese Whisky Advent Calendar – #WhiskyAdvent

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Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky: Produced in continuous distillation using a Coffey still and crafted from a mash bill dominated by corn and filled out with malted barley, there’s plenty of sweet, fruity flavours in this grain whisky, balanced by fresh vanilla and crunchy biscuits.

The Irish Whiskey Advent Calendar – #WhiskeyAdvent

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The Quiet Man Blend: A blended Irish whiskey finished in first-fill bourbon barrels for the Quiet Man range, expect notes of fresh tropical fruit, toasted cereals, marmalade and creamy vanilla.

The Single Cask Whisky Advent Calendar – #WhiskyAdvent

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Glentauchers 7 Year Old 2010 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr): A simply delectable Glentauchers kicks off proceedings today, a sherry puncheon-matured dream from the Speyside distillery. Some of you will have found a 15 year old Glen Spey single malt, drawn from a pair of casks laid down in 2000 and also bottled in 2016 by Càrn Mòr. 

The Premium Whisky Advent Calendar – #WhiskyAdvent

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Tomatin 27 Year Old 1988 - Batch 3: The third batch of Tomatin 1988 was aged for 27 years and includes a portion of whisky that was matured in first-fill tawny Port casks. You can taste the influence – the harmony of fizzy strawberry laces, crystallised ginger, chocolate éclairs and hearty barley is downright delicious.

The Old & Rare Whisky Advent Calendar – #WhiskyAdvent

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Talisker 25 Year Old: Truly spectacular stuff from the beautiful island of Skye, this single malt Scotch whisky was predominantly matured in American oak hogsheads with some European oak refill.

The Very Old & Rare Whisky Advent Calendar – #WhiskyAdvent

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The Macallan 42 Year Old 1969 (cask 6860) - The Rarest of the Rare Collection (Duncan Taylor): Bottled by Duncan Taylor after a 42-year maturation, this exquisite 1969 vintage Macallan single cask malt Scotch whisky has a rich and oily palate with notes of dried oranges, delicate oak, milk chocolate, soft kiwi fruits and lychees.

The Gin Advent Calendar – #GinAdvent

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Rives Special Gin: Given that it is triple distilled and features 11 botanicals at its core, it’s little surprise that Rives Special Gin has a flavour profile highlighted by clean, crisp juniper notes of and touches of toasted almonds.

The Rum Advent Calendar – #RumAdvent

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The Duppy Share Caribbean Rum: Made from a blend of bourbon barrel-matured 5 year old rum from Barbados and 3 year old rum from Jamaica, this is one stylish, bold and altogether very tasty rum.

The Cognac Advent Calendar – #CognacAdvent

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Frapin Château de Fontpinot XO Cognac: Frapin is one of the most well respected Cognac houses in the Grande Champagne region and with single estate XO Cognac like this, it’s not hard to see why. This drop is well balanced and utterly delicious.

The Tequila Advent Calendar – #TequilaAdvent

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Arette Fuerte: Tequila fans will be well aware of the excellent Arette, and this blanco Tequila lives up to the brand’s name, possessing full-bodied agave notes, a slight sweetness of zesty pineapple and a lingering peppery heat on the finish.

The Armagnac Advent Calendar – #ArmagnacAdvent

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Clos Martin 1989 Folle Blanche: A 1989 vintage Armagnac with the unusual distinction of being distilled only using the Folle Blanche grape variety, this is sure to be a real treat for Armagnac buffs –enjoy!

The Vodka Advent Calendar – #VodkaAdvent

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Davna Hani Linden Honey Vodka: This premium Polish grain vodka is naturally flavoured with aromatic Linden honey that was made by bees kept in the natural environment of the Polish Highlands.

The Mezcal Advent Calendar – #MezcalAdvent

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Zignum Silver Mezcal: Made with 100% Espadin agave, this silver mezcal is well suited to cocktails that demand a subtle smokiness, although its soft aroma and delicate flavours mean it can be enjoyed on its own too.

The Absinthe Advent Calendar – #AbsintheAdvent

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Jade Nouvelle-Orleans Verte: A stunning example of a verte absinthe that is based on a T.A. Breaux recipe, you won’t regret trying this tipple.