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Thursday, 8 November 2018

Drinks By The Dram The Very Old & Rare Whisky Advent Calendar // Calendar Countdown

- Port Ellen 37 Year Old 1979 - 17th Release (Special Release 2017)
- Talisker Bodega Series 40 Year Old
- Glenfarclas 1958 (cask 2061) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release
- The Macallan 42 Year Old 1969 (cask 6860) - The Rarest of the Rare Collection (Duncan Taylor)
- Probably Speyside's Finest Distillery 50 Year Old 1967 (cask 12418) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
- Dalmore Constellation 30 Year Old 1981 (cask 4)
- Glenglassaugh 41 Year Old 1975 (cask 1227-1) - Rare Cask Release Batch 3
- The Balvenie 40 Year Old
- Glenfiddich 40 Year Old - Rare Collection (Release Number 13)
- Ladyburn 40 Year Old 1974 (cask 74) - Private Cask Collection (William Grant & Sons)
- Karuizawa 48 Year Old 1964 (cask 3603)
- Bunnahabhain 40 Year Old
- Glen Mhor 50 Year Old 1965 (cask 3934) - Cask Strength Collection Rare Reserve (Signatory)
- Karuizawa 1980 Golden Samurai
- Port Askaig 45 Year Old
- Kinclaith 40 Year Old 1969 (cask 301445) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
- Glenrothes 1968 (bottled 2018) (cask 13504) - The Last Drop
- John Walker & Sons Private Collection - 2015 Edition
- The Half-Century Blend
- The Lost Distilleries Blend
- Macallan 30 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
- Yamazaki Age Unknown
- Balvenie 46 Year Old 1968 (cask 7293) - The Balvenie DCS Compendium Chapter One
- Glenfarclas 60 Year Old (cask 1672)

How is it different to last years?

Keeping the same box and design as last year, this advent features 8 repeated products. You would expect to see repeats in an advent like this but it would of been nice some different brands. Again I like the wooden box that these come in but it's a shame that they didn't do a different design this year.

Is it worth the price?

At £9,999.95 its not. Paying under £10,000.00 for alcohol in my opinion is ridiculous. Especially something like this where it comes in as little as 30ml bottles. I could buy hundreds of advent calendars for that price. This is an advent for those who again are collectors or are better off and it's one that they would see the value in but I'm sorry I do not see the value in it myself. 

Would you spend this much on an advent? What do you think of the concept? 

I am doing another month of #CalendarCountdown, I'd love to know what you think of all the different advents and you can find me on FacebookTwitter & Instagram. Use the hashtag #CalendarCountdown if you have one of these advents or if you have your own way of counting down to Christmas.

As always, thanks for reading...

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