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A few years ago Drinks by the Dram released advent calendars with booze in them, and life was never the same again. Find out the latest reviews and news of upcoming releases and competitions to win advent calendars here.

Whisky Advent 2017 Day #24: The Half-Century Blend

Well folks, we made it. Christmas Eve. The final day of #WhiskyAdvent. The end of 2017’s Drinks by the Dram Whisky Advent Calendar. But the proceedings go out on a high – so it’s not all bad!

If you’re the observant sort, you may have noticed that it’s Christmas tomorrow.

This very exciting prospect is, however, somewhat bittersweet. It means we’re onto our last day of Drinks by the Dram’s #WhiskyAdvent for another year. It’s been some ride though, hasn’t it?

So we find ourselves at the final window, number 24. We’re delighted to report that #WhiskyAdvent is finishing as strongly as it started t(remember that dram of Glenfarclas 25 Year Old?! That now seems so long ago…).

Give me your final drum roll people, as we unveil the final #WhiskyAdvent dram of 2017… It’s The Half-Century Blend!

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Categories : Cognac, Scotch Whisky
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Whisky Advent 2017 Day #23: The Macallan 12 Year Old Sherry Oak

It’s 23 December, which means that after today, there will be just one lonely dram left in Drinks by the Dram’s Whisky Advent Calendar. #WhiskyAdvent is almost over!

As #WhiskyAdvent draws to a bittersweet close, you’re probably eager to get straight to the point and savour what’s behind window #23.

I’m going to let you do just that! And this one is just what you want on a chilly evening as you persistently bat the cat away from the dangling decorations on your tree – a dram of reliably excellent sherried Scotch single malt from The Macallan!

Which Macallan would that be, per chance? Why it’s… The Macallan 12 Year Old Sherry Oak!

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Categories : Scotch Whisky
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Whisky Advent 2017 Day #22: BenRiach 10 Year Old

It’s 22 December, which means that we have a mere two drams left after today in Drinks by the Dram’s Whisky Advent Calendar. #WhiskyAdvent is starting to draw to its conclusion, folks!

I bloody love #WhiskyAdvent. You know why? Because it brings this unique, whisky-soaked form of Christmas to so many people in so many places, and, ultimately, that’s what the season is all about (presumably).

And guess what? We’re not stopping yet! Behind window #22, there’s a dashing dram of… BenRiach 10 Year Old!

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Categories : Irish Whiskey, Scotch Whisky
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Whisky Advent 2017 Day #21: Hudson Manhattan Rye

As we approach the end of Drinks by the Dram’s Whisky Advent Calendar, Day #21 brings a festive celebration from across the pond!

Could there be a more Christmassy place in the world than New York City in December? You’ve seen the films (Miracle On 34th Street, Home Alone 2, Die Hard) – Christmas in NYC is the stuff dreams are made of!

Why am I suddenly talking about NYC? Well, it might have something to do with the whiskey hidden away today in Drinks by the Dram’s Whisky Advent Calendar… Hudson Manhattan Rye!

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Categories : American Whiskey
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Whisky Advent 2017 Day #20: Kilchoman Sanaig

With only four days left of #WhiskyAdvent, Drinks by the Dram has delivered another absolutely smashing dram. Behind window #20 of its Whisky Advent Calendar is…

We’ve approached that time, people. You know what I mean.

The time when your presents should be wrapped under a glowing tree. The time when your stockings should be hung and your cards all sent out. And the time when your Christmas pudding should be sitting proud in an ‘appropriate’ amount of brandy. It’s day #20 people, and to those for whom this is all true…

… you can rest easy and help yourself to a celebratory dram!* What tempting treat offers such rewarding libation on the other side of window #20? It’s Kilchoman Sanaig!

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Categories : Scotch Whisky
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Whisky Advent 2017 Day #19: Wolfburn Northland Single Malt

Six days to go, and Drinks by the Dram is making the most of the limited Advent time remaining by giving us another Scottish single malt whisky on Day #19 of the Whisky Advent Calendar!

Yesterday, a gorgeous Highland whisky was our reward for Advent patience. Today, we’re going even further into the same territory, to Scotland’s northernmost mainland whisky distillery. This is an adventure of a dram that will have you howling at the Christmas moon with joy!*

Yes, behind window #19 of Drinks by the Dram’s Whisky Advent Calendar is… Wolfburn Northland Single Malt!

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Categories : Scotch Whisky
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Whisky Advent 2017 Day #18: Dalmore 12 Year Old

There’s only a week left until Christmas. How has that happened?! #WhiskyAdvent is rolling on at an alarming rate, and our Drinks by the Dram Whisky Advent Calendar is feeling lighter and lighter… This situation calls for a dram.

I don’t know about you – but I’ve sorted out absolutely nothing for Christmas. There’s not a card sent or a present bought yet… heck, the only tree in my flat is my roommate, who’s a good foot taller than a person needs to be.

Still, while I panic my pathetic, (but Christmasy!) predicament, you should be getting stuck into #WhiskyAdvent while you can! I need a miracle – and you guys can enjoy a dram!*

So, how about a taste of what’s behind window #18 of Drinks by the Dram’s Whisky Advent Calendar… It’s only the delicious Dalmore 12 Year Old!

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Categories : Scotch Whisky
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Whisky Advent 2017 Day #17: Talisker 10 Year Old

As #WhiskyAdvent enters its final week, Drinks by the Dram’s Whisky Advent Calendar ramps up the spoils with a tasty Scotch that’s high-in-the-sky(e)… (That was rubbish, come back to me)…

The final week of #WhiskyAdvent has begun, and I think it’s an appropriate time to remember why Christmas is so important, so cherished and so utterly wonderful.

I think we all know what I’m talking about here: drams. We all knew that was exactly where I was going with that.

With such a blessing, we can now crack on with #WhiskyAdvent and see what’s behind window #17… A dram of Talisker 10 Year Old!

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Categories : Scotch Whisky
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Whisky Advent 2017 Day #16: Kavalan Single Malt Whisky

On the penultimate Advent weekend, we sample the delights of a Taiwanese tipple in celebration of day 16 of #WhiskyAdvent!

It’s time to start pretending you’re not in when carollers come calling – Christmas is just a stone’s throw away!

While I convince myself that there’s definitely still enough time to buy presents (let’s hope my girlfriend likes that desk fan I bought for myself a month ago), let’s find out what joy lies behind window #16 of Drinks by the Dram’s Whisky Advent Calendar… It’s Kavalan Single Malt Whisky!

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Categories : Gin, World Whisky
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Whisky Advent 2017 Day #15: The Lost Distilleries Blend – Batch 10

On this 15th Day of #WhiskyAdvent 2017, Drinks by the Dram’s Whisky Advent Calendar brings you a blended bombshell of your festive dreams …

I think lots of people have a favourite little Christmas treat. Whether it’s mince pies or eggnog, or maybe a double helping of Christmas pudding… a smothering of bread sauce… a responsible amount of mulled wine.

None of those, however, are my Christmassy indulgence. No, for me, nothing beats the seasonal joy of a nice, tasteful dram*. I get the feeling, dear reader, that you may be of the same mind.

In this spirit, let us continue to bring word of Advent treasures, as we present the dram hidden behind window #15… The Lost Distilleries Blend – Batch 10!

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Categories : Scotch Whisky
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