Santa Claus is coming to town on wobbly legs. And he has a stack of Whisky Advent Calendars for good boys and reasonably well behaved girls. I’ve seen some cool things in my time – dancing bears, very ugly babies, women holding hands, but this is up there. When the postie delivered this beautiful big box to my doorstep the other day I was in tears. For me? Really, just for me? I kissed him on both cheeks and tapped out a jig.
The lovely people at Maverick Drinks and Drinks by the Dram have done an excellent job once again rolling out a couple of different Whisky Advent Calendars and a couple of gin ones too. Now, the gin ones are quite obviously pointless and only people who live on the wrong side of M25 care. But the whisky ones are pure gold. I have to say that for research purposes I opened the box (I checked all the windows first, Santa wasn’t looking) and the line-up is fun, exciting and quirky and should surprise and delight every day in December. You’ll see malts and blends, whiskies and whiskeys, things both common and rare. The question is, will you be able to resist temptation to open the box like I did and check them all out on December 1st? Who will win this battle of wills, you or an inanimate object made of cardboard, glass and whisky?
Right, enough said. I’m not going to tell you to get one but you know you want to, you know you do. It’s £149.95 here so not exactly cheap but hey, it’s the coolest thing and what a treat every night (or morning) in the run up to the National Overindulgence Day, eh?