Sat. Jul 13th, 2024

When you were a child, Christmas could not come fast enough. If you were like my family, you had an Advent Calendar to ease your pain and suffering. For 24 straight days, you could open one slot at a time. Sometimes, it had chocolate or a small toy to tide you over until the big day. Now that I am older, chocolate and toys don’t cut it anymore.

I want to open a calendar that speaks to me! I want an Advent Bourbon Whiskey Calendar. What better way to start the day than by opening a slot filled with bourbon whiskey?

There are many alcohol-themed Advent Calendars on the market, so The Bourbon Flight is sifting through to find the best of 2023.

BOURBON and AMERICAN WHISKEY 2023

Imagine all of America’s tastiest whiskies in one place – no schlepping from state to state to find the best bourbons or the most ravishing ryes, just sipping from the comfort of your home. Behind every door of this calendar, you’ll discover a delicious dram of American whiskey so that you can count down to Christmas with 24 star-spangled spirits.

Twenty-four different, handmade 30ml wax-sealed drams to explore whiskeys across America, from boutique producers to world-renowned brands. Some light and creamy to rich and complex, each award-winning whiskey from famous American distilleries.

24 NIGHTS of WHISKEY 2023

Spice up your holiday countdown with the 2023 Whiskey Advent Calendar. It’s your festive journey, featuring 24 mini-bottles of whiskey, promising a merry tipple for every day leading up to Christmas.

What’s behind door number 1? Or door number 24? With our advent calendar, the surprise is half the fun. Behind each door is a well-known brand of whiskey waiting to warm your winter nights. 

Join the thousands who have embraced this tasting experience and discover why it’s making waves in the whiskey community. This calendar is a true testament to the art of whiskey enjoyment. 

The 2023 Whiskey Advent Calendar features 24 mini-bottles, ranging from the well-loved Woodford Reserve and Makers Mark to lesser-known gems like Bearface and New Riff. This calendar allows you to indulge in various whiskey styles, including Bourbons and Ryes.

AMERICANA WHISKEY COLLECTION 2023

Treat your taste buds to 24 x 30ml bottles of sensational American whiskeys. From the sweet, smooth notes of bourbon to the intense complexity of rye, this collection has been hand-picked to take you on an evocative journey across the US of A, one unforgettable spirit at a time. 

Bourbon is the signature whiskey of America. To be considered bourbon, it must be at least 51% corn, aged in charred new oak barrels, distilled at no more than 80% ABV and bottled at no less than 40% ABV. If you’ve never tried a bourbon, expect a sweet whiskey with notes of vanilla and toffee. Bourbon can be produced anywhere in the USA but originated in the south.

Rye whiskey originally formed the backbone of many classic American cocktails, such as the Manhattan, the Whiskey Sour and the Old Fashioned. If you are trying rye for the first time, you’ll pick up bold fruitiness and rich spices compared to the smooth sweetness of bourbon. To be called a ‘rye’ whiskey, the mash must be made of at least 51% rye, with the remaining percentage made up of a combination of grains, usually including corn, wheat, malted rye, and malted barley.

DIY BOURBON ADVENT CALENDARS 2023

If you are handy with tools, it may be a good idea to build an Advent Calendar yourself and stock it with bourbon that you know you will like. Okay, the mystery behind the door is gone, but who cares? At least you know each day that it is a bourbon that you love. Also, what a great gift to give that special bourbon friend.

I have included the website link for each of these calendars. The prices are high, but finding all these different bourbons in one place is well worth it.

When purchasing a Bourbon Advent calendar, remember your budget and the content. Typically, the calendar has 24 days. If half of the drams in the lot are bourbons you like, it may be worth the purchase, but if not, don’t bother wasting your money. These calendars can get expensive. 

Look for calendars that offer additional swag, like branded glasses. Another tip is to check the distillery’s websites for branded Advent Calendars.

These calendars may offer the best bang for your buck if you love a specific brand.

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