2023 Australian Whisky Advent Calendar
40-65% ABV / 25x30mL
Our sixth annual Australian Whisky Advent Calendar is once again designed to take whisky lovers on a month-long roller coaster ride of handmade Australian drams. With more than two dozen whiskies simmering in its belly, the only thing that's left is to grab a tasting glass and a comfortable seat. You're going to want a nice stable seat because some of the drams inside this edition are going to blow your socks off.
A total of 25 Australian whiskies are hiding behind the slots of this calendar, each of them handmade in small batches around Australia. In this edition we're treating drinkers to an in-depth dive into a range of released and unreleased drams from just a handful of distilleries. The vast majority of this year's drams are single malts, many of which have been aged in truly magnificent casks. Some of these beauties have won major international awards, while some others are exclusive previews that haven't even been released to market.
If this isn't a surefire way to kick off the festive season, then we don't know what is. Behind each door is a bottle of premium Australian whisky, presented in one of our signature 30ml matte-black glass bottles. The calendar also comes with access to a set of exclusive tasting notes. Jump on the website using the code provided to reveal interesting facts about the featured distillery and whisky you're about to taste.
The entire calendar weighs over 3kg, which is another reason, other than the obvious one, why it isn't suitable for children.
This year we teamed up with Negin Maddock, an illustrator and printmaker based in Sydney, to showcase ‘The Magpie King’, a linocut print. Linocut is a form of printmaking referred to as relief printing. Starting with an illustration which is transferred to a lino block, the image is slowly and carefully carved into the block. Ink is then rolled onto the block and then pressed onto paper to transfer the image. Once the ink is dry, colour is added by hand.
These Whisky Advent Calendars are shipped in plain brown cardboard shipping boxes to maximise the surprise factor. We never include invoices within orders.
We won’t totally spoil the surprise for you, but here’s a sneak peek into just some of the releases lurking within:
- "Smoked Heritage Rye Malt Whisky" by Archie Rose Distilling
- "Single Cask (ex-Muscat)" by Timboon Distillery
- "Angel's Share Bourbon Cask Whisky" by Imbue Distillery
- "Ale Savior Single Barrel No. 1" by Corowa Distillery
- "Chardonnay Cask" by Cape Byron Distillery
- "Single Malt Hungarian Oak Cask #1" by Lisandras Distillery
- "Governor's Reserve" by Timboon Distillery
- And many, many more ;)
Giving a gift?
As a neat and somewhat quirky addition, why not include a custom gift note on a Possum Greeting Card for an extra $5?
It’s an Advent calendar! I haven’t even opened it yet.
Last years was appreciated by the recipient
This is such a great way to experience a range of high-quality, Australian whiskeys. Highly recommended.
Obviously the advent calendar won’t be opened till December 1st so I can’t comment on the product yet, but the service provided by White Possum has been superb.