If we’re being completely honest, the annual Drinks by the Dram Whisky Advent Calendar gives us that whole “kid on Christmas” feeling each and every year. You probably remember how advent calendars work (especially if you picked up the 2014 Whisky Advent Calendar), but if you don’t, you open a little flap in the calendar each of the 24 days before Christmas to unlock a surprise. This “grown up” version replaces tiny chocolates with 3cl samples of some fantastic whiskies. We’re not just talking fancy liquor store rewards, some of these are damn near impossible to find even if you can afford them. Invergordon 50 Year Old 1964 – Xtra Old Particular ($450/bottle). Glenfarclas 25 Year Old ($154/bottle). The Lost Distilleries Blend – Batch 6 ($450/bottle). You’re only getting samples, but the Whisky Advent Calendar is a great way to sample some incredible whisky without committing to just one expensive bottle.


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