Christmas is coming | The SMWS Whisky Advent Calendar
Well, it is starting… every radio, TV and internet advert is popping up with all things sleigh bells and snowmen, not to mention the big man himself Santa. It got me thinking about Christmases gone by and the various traditions that families have. The Advent Calendar being one.
Now my wife is waxing lyrical about the M&S cosmetic advent calendar (think she is dropping not-too-subtle hints) – I am not so keen, but I thought I would have a look to see if there are any Whisky Advent Calendars I fancied this year.
Ya wee beauty! The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) has made us proud. They have a wonderful Whisky Advent Calendar which would make a perfect gift for the Whisky lover.
The calendar retails at £149.00 And for that, you get:
- 12 x 50ml whiskies
- A daily video introduction to your dram from our Society ambassadors
- A printable tasting sheet for your notes
- We’ll also be offering the opportunity to purchase a full-size bottle of the whisky in the calendar.
I have been well informed that the selection of Whiskies is phenomenal and will appeal to a cross-section of the Whisky-loving community. We will be following along during the 12 days of Christmas sampling the 12 tasty drams – follow our social channels to find out more.
I also thought this would be a great introduction to a variety of styles and flavour profiles without having to invest in a whole bottle which might just not suit your palate. Please make your Christmas shopping a bit easier on yourself and get one of these wonderful advent calendars and enjoy the 12 days leading up to the big day. These can be purchased from the SMWS website smws.com
Do not worry if you are not a member if you pay £199.00 you will get a year’s full membership, the advent calendar and the membership allow you access to the various venues and personally I can recommend dining in the venues – the food is brilliant. Quite a deal.
Over and above all these goodies there are 40 hidden prizes to find. As part of the Society’s 40th anniversary. Look for the gold cap hidden behind the door and each winning bottle which can include 70cl bottles, dinner in a Members Room and Whisky experiences.
P.S. If you buy the Festive Edition of the Scottish Field and then go to page 203 you will find a free competition to win the SMWS advent calendar together with a full year’s membership to this great society. This is a great opportunity for a chance to get your hands on this wonderful advent calendar, but if it was me I would just purchase one then I would know I have definitely got it. Good luck.
Remember you can find a full list of all The SMWS Codes here…