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Over all, there were 3 that i loved and would happily buy if I could afford. 2 that I disliked so much I couldn't drink (Haig Club), probably around 8 that I would happily drink but weren't as good as the 3 "best", the rest were ranging from "ok" to "meh".So why have I rated so high? Simply really. There is not even one whiskey amongst them that I would have bought prior to these "tastes". I've tried many new types of whisky from many different places. I spent 24 evenings happily chatting with my Husband about them, enjoying the anticipation of "what is it tonight?!". I have learnt and enjoyed a lot thanks to this. Even the bad was an experience. Haig Club, well, we couldn't help but laugh at just how bad it was! Someone suggested it got mixed up with his aftershave but this was quickly quashed when it was pointed out that the aftershave would have been stronger. We enjoyed it, even though we didn't enjoy the actual whisky. In my opinion it is definitely worth getting. Oh, the other thing. Prior to this Calendar, I hated whisky. The taste, the smell. Everything about it.
20th January 2015
This is the third year I have purchased this for my boyfriend, it has become a tradition of sorts now as he loved it so much the first year. I have to agreee with others that this year wasn't as great as far as the drams in the calendar. I believe the last two years it was strictly limited to single malts and my boyfriend was surprised to find the blends and grain whiskies mixed in this year. I still LOVE the idea and the packaging and service is impecible, I will order again next year but we would love to see a better selection again in the calendar.
7th January 2015
Got this as an early Xmas pressie from the wife.Plusses : Where else are you going to get 24 shots of different whiskys in one place to taste at your leisure?Minuses : A very mixed bag with only a few stand out entries. Overall there were more misses than hits. Standout drams included Nikka from he Barrel and Spirit of Hven Seven Stars No.2. I'd never even heard of Swedish whisky before and this one is excellent. Unfortunately it also included Haig Club and The Girvan Patent Still No.4 which were both simply awful The bourbons were all a let down, as were the blends included. There were only 2 that I remember as having any kind of peat to them and I'd have expected more as these are the whiskeys that really bring your taste buds to life. I'd resented paying more than £3.50 a go for most of the included drams had I been buying them in a bar and certainly wouldn't have paid £6 plus which is what they work out at for the price of the calendar. Having said all that I've now crossed of a lot of names that I would probably never have tasted otherwise and which I will now not waste money on for a full bottle!
5th January 2015
We have really enjoyed all but a couple of the 24 drams. Have to say the expensive one was a surprise and very enjoyable. Will definitely buy another one next year.
30th December 2014
I received this as a Birthday present and I was very satisfied with it: opening each day in the morning and researching the whisky and spending the day in anticipation. A lot of the criticism of this box suggest that the whisky was unpalatable. For me, they were all interesting, one or two not to my taste but out of 24 that's only to be expected and they certainly weren't undrinkable. I appreciated tasting whiskies from outside Scotland, the Scandinavian was one of my favourites. Everyone's taste will differ and to expect 24 different whiskies to each be your favourite seems a bit unrealistic. All told, a great gift.
24th December 2014
This is the 2nd year my husband has enjoyed this calendar. Just opened christmas eves and wow is he looking forward to trying this tonight. Thanks MOM, look forward to next years!! :)
My husband just got into whiskey this year so I thought this calendar would be a fun way for him to find his taste. He LOVED it and he has had fun sampling things and trying new whiskeys he may otherwise never thought to try. If you are a whiskey snob and only like the very best, most expensive whiskeys out there, then why even buy this then write a bad review? This was a great way for someone to learn more about tasting and learning about what they like and MOM has been excellent with deliveries and timing. I have since bought a few bottles of whiskey from them and they were always delivered right on time. Love this site and next year, hubby's getting the premium. Thanks, MOM, you guys rock!
23rd December 2014
I was bought the calendar as a gift from my Wife, whi knows I am a big whiskey fan. Live the idea of this and each evening cannot wait to open the door fir the day. Just finished the dram behind door 17 and I must say that I have not yet sampled a whiskey I would buy. Maybe just my personal taste, or maybe there is something in the negative comments of other reviews.
18th December 2014
Really weak line-up this year to stay the least. Here's hoping that next year the Advent Calendar is back on form. It remains an exciting idea that, well-executed, can bring a lot of happiness to whisky enthusiasts.
15th December 2014
A surprise present that is eagerly opened and shared each evening. Thank you, thank you thank you.
13th December 2014
£150 for a bottle of whisky?
11th December 2014
My husband is absolutely delighted with this and the tasting book I gave him with it. He sits tasting and reading every evening. Well done me and definitely well done you!
9th December 2014
After the incredible first six what can we expect for the remaining 19.
6th December 2014
This is our first calendar and we are having great fun doing our daily or should I say evening ritual of opening the door and having a nosing and tasting session for each bottle. We compare notes with one another and score out of 10, then see what others say about that whisky. Tasting is of course subjective but to date my favourite has been 3rd Decs offering. The highest score to date is 7 out of 10 so I've given this review a score of 7. Really looking forward to continuing this great Xmas ritual this and future years..
4th December 2014
I bought the Whisky Advent Calendar for my husband. So far, he's let me sniff the glass of the day 1 dram. Next year I will buy 2 calendars.
2nd December 2014
Sent off for this for my husband as a birthday present. He thought the contents were chocolate liqueurs until he dragged out the first one and inspected it, and found a genuine wee dram!I arranged for the parcel to be delivered on a Tuesday morning and it arrived bang on time. The calendar was well-packaged and protected the contents perfectly.A really superb gift for a person who likes whisky.
In response to the negative comments, there are a few whiskies here rated well by Serge and Ralfy.. I received it as a gift and l'm very pleased to have it.
1st December 2014
Regardless of whether @isthisajoke is right, s/he gives away what's behind the first window, which is annoying, as in my world it's not yet December 1st! If people are offering feedback, please refrain from spoilers. Many thanks!
28th November 2014
I bought this last year for my pops and it was the best present I could have bought an 88yr old father that has everything. He really enjoyed opening the calendar each day and getting a surprise. The only negative thing he said was that the Swiss should stick to making chocolate. A lovely gift for someone that's hard to buy for and if you get a free upgrade, wowie I hope I get one next year.
25th November 2014
We're sorry to hear you were disappointed. If you scroll up on this page, however, you'll find a full list of the contents, which was available the moment the product went up for sale. Whisky, like many things, is subjective, and of course it's impossible to please everyone. We selected the contents of this set to offer great taste, whilst showcasing the gamut of the wonderful world of whisky, from bourbon to single malt, Irish whiskey and even a couple of grains such as Haig Club. We're sure you'll still find plenty in there that you do love! - The Chaps at Master of Malt
24th November 2014
If they had published the names of the samples earlier, NOBODY would have bought this crappy calendar. This is a shame. Whisky is booming and MOM uses this to get rid off all their leftovers and crappy overprized bottles. Absolutely horrific stuff... Taste Haig club, Evan Williams, Teeling, the watered down Jura 16 etc for yourselves.
22nd November 2014
If you read this, you are lucky, since negative comments are being censored for the calendar. No wonder, they want to sell these terrible leftovers. Haig Club (terrible!!!), Teeling (very poor), several blends and lots of overprized crap. This calendar is a shame for this store. They should reimburse their customers and send out proper ones right away.
Horrific start with Haig club (incredibly bad) and Teeling (strange smell). Are these the leftovers of the year? This is simply unbelievable for such a great whisky shop.
21st November 2014
My wife purchased this advent calendar for me, and we got the free upgrade to the premium version. Absolutely delighted! Thank you Master of Malt.
If you look towards the bottom of the Bottling Note, below where it says "SPOILER ALERT!", there's a drop down list of contents labelled "Read more". Here you'll find every whisky included in the calendar (although not in the same order as you'll open them!) - they are predominantly single malts and there are also some blended malts and treats from around the world! Hope that helps :) - The Chaps at Master of Malt
20th November 2014
Not nearly enough detail here as to what the whiskies might be. Are they single malts or just blends? I wouldn't dream of parting with that kind of money without knowing what I get.
I just talked to the nicest person I´ve ever met on customer support. I highly recommend Whiskey of Malt to anyone!
19th November 2014
Dear Santa, please shop to Holland
My hubby's over the moon... Didn't get the upgrade!!! Maybe next year!!!
11th November 2014
I have had one of these for the past two years including the premium last year. It is a great idea but I think the selection this year is a little uninspiring hence I am giving it a miss. Graphics are great on the box by the way.
unfortunatly didn't get upgraded...maybe a next time...but i can't wait for december the 1st and start the new treasure search...
5th November 2014
I'm so excited about this! Can't wait to see what is in store for this Christmas. Thank you! I've had so much fun sharing the previous advent calendars with family and friends. This year will be even more special.
31st October 2014
This advent calendar was recommended to me by a friend who purchased it last year. My husband and I love whisky and I love Christmas surprises! Really exciting about seeing my husbands face when he receives this and fingers crossed for the upgrade!
30th October 2014
Bought this last year and loved loved loved it - fingers crossed for an upgrdae for someone special xxxxx
28th October 2014
I'm seeing lots of purchases for the men but what about us whiskey loving ladies.Saw this for the first time last year in Selfridges Birmingham but was left utterly disappointed to find they had sold out. Glad to find it online for this year.Tina, x
23rd October 2014
I bought one last year for my partner and he loved it! A fantastic present for any whisky lover, my partner was just getting into whiskey last year and this was just the ticket! All different whiskies from all different distilleries, last year there whiskies from Japan and Wales too. Worth every penny!
22nd October 2014
Can't wait to surprise the hubby with this one!
19th October 2014
My Dad will loose his kernels over this! What an amazing, fantastic idea! I have found a new favourite website!
16th October 2014
Much better than last two years - well done Master of Malt
I bought this for my boyfriend who loves whisky. I always do a special December advent for him, but I think this calandar will definitely top my previous efforts of 24-little-pressents! Great present for any whisky lover!
14th October 2014
I can't believe this hasn't been done before, what a brilliant idea!!!!!!
13th October 2014
This is a brilliant idea brought one for my older brother who is really into try different whiskys can't wait to see his face when he gets this
12th October 2014
the whisky advent calendar is a tradition in our house now. My husband loves it! Excited to find out if I'm one of the lucky 1 in 10 who gets an upgrade
I've been eyeing this the past couple of years, and finally grabbed one for my husband. I can't wait to give (and share) it with him. Here's to hoping to be 1 in 10! :)
10th October 2014
Hi have order this for my brother think that its a great idea for anybody who loves whisky just like my brother
9th October 2014
We'd be looking for both genders enjoying a scotch by the fireside with our canine friend in future packaging of the Advent calendar.
8th October 2014
I cant review as I havent had as yet but what a brilliant idea, my husband will love this !!!
I have been wanting one of these for a few years and am so excited that I'll get to try this years!
7th October 2014
We did the 2012 Whisky Advent Calendar and it was fabulous! We were the envy of many friends. Was so disappointed that I missed last years 2013 Whisky Advent Calendar. Excited that am able to correct last years lapse and look forward to 2014 Whisky Advent Calendar. (fingers cross that we will be 1 in 10)
3rd October 2014
This is a fantastic idea, especially for those of us who love whiskey and want to try more types, but don't often have the time to order a bunch of drams.
Hi there! We think that Glenfiddich 18 is a delicious whisky, but you'll find that what we've picked for the 24th is even better... - The Chaps at Master of Malt
Merry Scotchmas one and all
1st October 2014
Judging by the contents it's not worth anyone's £150! A bunch of run of the mill drams (for the most part) by the looks of it. What's the 24th dram going to be?Glenfiddich 18? Wow. Big step down from last year's glenfarclas 40.