Opening the Advent Calendars! Day 21

It might be the season of goodwill, but trust us – you won’t feel like sharing the dream drams of Day 21!

The Whisky Advent Calendar – #WhiskyAdvent

Hudson Manhattan Rye: This is the first legal pot-distilled rye to be produced in New York’s Hudson Valley for more than 70 years. Double-distilled and aged in American Oak, this milestone whiskey is oily, herbaceous, and cinnamon sweet – with great length.

#hudsonmanhattanrye #tuthilltown

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The Bourbon Advent Calendar – #WhiskeyAdvent

Old Ezra 7 Year Old: Old Ezra 7 Year Old: Produced by Luxco and distilled by Heaven Hill, Old Ezra follows a recipe that is seven generations old. This sour mash bourbon is packed with cedar spice, vanilla and corn, with a long fiery cinnamon finish.

The Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar – #WhiskyAdvent

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Kilchoman Single Cask 524/2011: A rather delightful single cask release from Anthony Wills' farm distillery, Kilchoman. The Islay-based site grows a portion of the barley used in its whisky, and is one of the small number of distilleries in Scotland with traditional floor maltings.

The American Whiskey Advent Calendar – #WhiskeyAdvent

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Hudson Four Grain Bourbon: This gorgeous four-grain bourbon by Tuthilltown Spirits, producers of the first legal pot-still whiskey in New York since Prohibition, is made with corn, rye, wheat and malted barley. It is pot-distilled twice and aged in charred oak barrels, resulting in a full-bodied and well-balanced dram.

The Japanese Whisky Advent Calendar – #WhiskyAdvent

The Yamazaki Single Malt Whisky - Distiller’s Reserve: Packed with bright, fresh red berry notes, thanks to a huge portion of Bordeaux wine cask and sherry cask-matured whisky. It also contains malt matured in Mizunara casks, which brings fragrant oak note to the mix.

The Irish Whiskey Advent Calendar – #WhiskeyAdvent

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Tipperary Single Cask: A fruity dram from the Tipperary Boutique Distillery Company. This eight year old single cask bottling has been finished in red wine casks, so you’ll find top notes of strawberry and grape with a kumquat finish.

The Single Cask Whisky Advent Calendar #WhiskyAdvent

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Talisker 7 Year Old 2009 (cask 11521) - Provenance (Douglas Laing): Independently bottled by Douglas Laing for its Provenance selection; this Talisker was distilled on the Isle of Skye in November 2009 and matured in a refill hogshead for seven years. Coastal, fruity and intense.

The Premium Whisky Advent Calendar – #WhiskyAdvent

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The Macallan Rare Cask: This mouth-watering whisky is made up of 16 individual sherry cask styles, a high proportion of which are first fill. A rich, spicy, oily Speyside single malt packed with winter spices, thyme, honey and gingerbread. A sweet, zesty finish awaits.

The Old & Rare Whisky Advent Calendar – #WhiskyAdvent

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Port Ellen 33 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company): This, the sixth batch of Port Ellen bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company, is just sublime. Charred pineapple, oily barley, smoky vanilla and tropical sweetness abound.

The Very Old & Rare Whisky Advent Calendar – #WhiskyAdvent

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Glengoyne 35 Year Old: This limited edition Glengoyne single malt was distilled in the 1970s and matured for 35 years in sherry casks. Classic and luxurious in equal measure.

The Gin Advent Calendar – #GinAdvent


Thompson’s Small Batch Gin: A lovely little French gin made with Bordelais grapes, Thompson’s has a compelling botanical make-up. We’re talking vineyard peaches, caviar,  Jamaican pepper, rosebuds, and Chinese ginger to name but a few.

The Rum Advent Calendar – #RumAdvent

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Diplomático Single Vintage 2002: This incredible single vintage rum from Diplomático is a real treat. Distilled in 2002, it was aged for around 12 years in bourbon and single malt whisky barrels before enjoying a finishing period in Spanish sherry casks.

The Cognac Advent Calendar – #CognacAdvent

ABK6 VS Pure Single Cognac: Elegant, fresh and fruity; this is an excellent single estate VS from Abceassis Domaine, the highly-respected Cognac house.

The Tequila Advent Calendar – #TequilaAdvent

Don Julio 1942 Tequila: An astonishing small-batch añejo named after founder Don Julio Gonzalez-Frausto Estrada. It is distilled in Pot Still 6, which produces only three barrels per run, and is packed with vanilla, almonds, chocolate, cinnamon and oak.

The Armagnac Advent Calendar – #ArmagnacAdvent


Baron de Sigognac 10 Year Old: Rich and earthy with sweet spices and oak, this dram is an outstanding Bas-Armagnac from Baron de Sigognac. The company produces around 50-60 casks a year using one short column still.

The Vodka Advent Calendar – #VodkaAdvent


Our/London Vodka: Produced in a Hackney Downs micro-distillery; Our/London is one of a number of distilleries in cities around the world producing Our/Vodka – a collaborative Pernod Ricard project. Smooth and fruity.

The Mezcal Advent Calendar – #MezcalAdvent

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Pierde Almas Espadin: Made with Espadin agave, this fantastic expression boasts a creamy mouthfeel and those classic smoky mezcal notes. It is produced in small batches in Oaxaca, Mexico, using copper pot stills.

#pierdealmas #espadin #adventcalendar #delicious @drinksbythedram

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The Absinthe Advent Calendar – #AbsintheAdvent


Absente 55°: Mild and pastis-like, this French absinthe is made from a blend of artemisia absinthium, aniseed flavours, mint and spices. It has an ABV of 55%, as the name suggests.