Opening the Advent Calendars! Day 3

We’ve made it to Day 3! Up today we’ve got a whole host of deliciousness from distilleries far and wide… tuck in!

The Whisky Advent Calendar – #WhiskyAdvent

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Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky: First up we’re taking a trip to South Africa with this award-winning single grain expression. The whisky is matured in first-fill bourbon casks for three years, before being transferred into fresh first-fill bourbon barrels for another two years.

 
 

The Bourbon Advent Calendar – #WhiskeyAdvent

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Bulleit Bourbon 10 Year Old: A fantastic bourbon with a 68% corn, 28% rye and 4% malted barley mash bill. This is super toasty with loads of creamy vanilla and tropical fruit notes going on.

The Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar – #WhiskyAdvent

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Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch Whisky: The first blended malt of this Advent season, Monkey Shoulder champions the deliciousness of all things Speyside. One ideal for use in cocktails, if you feel like mixing it up.

 
 

The American Whiskey Advent Calendar – #WhiskeyAdvent

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Roughstock Montana Spring Wheat Whiskey: This intriguing whiskey is made using a type of wheat more commonly found in a bakery than in a distillery. But don’t be put off – it’s been finished in heavily toasted French oak casks and is downright delectable.

The Japanese Whisky Advent Calendar – #WhiskyAdvent

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The Hakushu Single Malt Whisky - Distiller’s Reserve: A blend of lightly peated and heavily peated whiskies from Hakushu, this expression boasts an incredibly herbaceous, deeply complex character.

 
 

The Irish Whiskey Advent Calendar – #WhiskeyAdvent

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The Irishman 12 Year Old (2016 Release): A dream of an Irish single malt from the chaps at Walsh Whiskey, expect milk chocolate, fried banana and hazelnut notes from this first-fill bourbon barrel-matured expression.

The Single Cask Whisky Advent Calendar – #WhiskyAdvent

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English Whisky Co. 5 Year Old 2010 – Single Cask: An independently bottled drop of English whisky from retailer Master of Malt, this oloroso sherry-matured beauty offers all kinds of festive nosing and tasting notes, from mince pies to figgy pud.

The Premium Whisky Advent Calendar – #WhiskyAdvent

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Mackmyra Seasonal Skördetid: A seasonal release from the renowned Swedish whisky-maker, Skördetid (or ‘harvest time’) has been finished in Masi Costasera Amarone casks, imparting a herbal spiciness. You may have found Mackmyra Moment - Malström behind your door, which is another tip-top drop.  

The Old & Rare Whisky Advent Calendar – #WhiskyAdvent

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Prometheus 26 Year Old: Another peated Speysider, this time from The Glasgow Distillery Company. We rate the aromatic heather, creamy dark chocolate and smoky charcoal notes.

 
 

The Very Old & Rare Whisky Advent Calendar – #WhiskyAdvent

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Port Askaig 45 Year Old: When was the last time you saw a 45-year-old Islay whisky?! An incredibly exciting dram, drawn from five different sherry butts which were married together for a year prior to bottling.

The Rum Advent Calendar – #RumAdvent

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Rumbullion!: Ableforth’s spiced rum, but not as you know it. This is a blend of high-proof Caribbean rum, creamy Madagascan vanilla, vibrant orange peel, cassia, cloves and cardamom. Rich, velvety, and very easy to drink.  

 
 

The Gin Advent Calendar – #GinAdvent

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The East India Company London Dry Gin: Forget tea, the East India Company has branched out into gin and this one’s divine. Perfect in a G&T with a tonic that’ll let the aromatics shine, or in a Tom Collins.

 
 

The Cognac Advent Calendar – #CognacAdvent

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Cognac Couprie VSOP: A robust yet elegantly floral Cognac from the renowned Cognac Couperie house – located in Grande Champagne, no less.

 
 

The Tequila Advent Calendar – #TequilaAdvent

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Don Fulano Añejo: A grown-up Tequila definitely for sipping, Dol Fulano’s Añejo expression has been aged in both new and old French oak casks and boasts nosing and tasting notes of dark chocolate, almonds and cherries.

The Armagnac Advent Calendar – #ArmagnacAdvent

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Marquis de Montesquiou Extra Old: An XO expression from the Cognac house founded by relatives of d'Artagnan off of the actual Three Musketeers.

The Vodka Advent Calendar – #VodkaAdvent

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Rutte Grain Vodka: Thought to be the first certified organic vodka in all Europe, this Dutch offering is made using French winter wheat and triple-filtered local water.

The Mezcal Advent Calendar – #MezcalAdvent

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Del Maguey Wild Papalome Mezcal: A joyous single-estate mezcal made from 100% Wild Maguey Papalome agave and a stainless steel pot still with a clay condenser and bamboo tube. Intruiguing.

The Absinthe Advent Calendar – #AbsintheAdvent

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La Fée Parisienne Absinthe: An all-natural absinthe made with 60% grand wormwood, this is a great sipper neat, or enjoy over large ice cubes.