Review: First Impressions – Drinks by The Dram Advent Calendar

Who said Advent Calendars are just for kids? A few days ago, we received a lovely email from Drinks by The Dram, after being reccomended by a lovely blogger we met recently, Lizzie, asking if we’d like to review some of their Advent Calendars. Funnily enough, a few days prior, we had discussed how much we wanted to get an advent calendar other than chocolate. We must admit, we were thinking more like Lego but alcohol sounds just as great!

Although we aren’t able to give you a full review just yet as it is not December, we thought we’d share some first impression thoughts – we love the idea of this, it could be a present to your dad, grandpa, the whisky lover neighbour next door, anyone really! It does come across on the pricey side, but if you know your spirits, you know the good stuff doesn’t come cheap.


We can’t wait to open each box everyday throughout December, make sure to keep up with our #VlogmasBlogmas posts in December to find out which spirits we got and what we thought of it – followed by an overall post once we’ve finished them all.

The Whisky Advent Calendar*
This magnificent Advent calendar is filled with 24 of the very finest whiskies known to mankind, from 50-year-old Scotch and award-winning Taiwanese whisky to the World’s Best Blended Whisky (World Whiskies Awards 2014).

– 24 different, handmade 30ml wax-sealed drams

– Explore whiskies from across the globe
– Everything from superb single grains to rare single malts
– Award-winning whiskies from famous distilleries
– From rich Speyside whiskies to smoky Island malts
– Try whiskies worth up to £600 per bottle
– Available in craft and red packaging

(info & picture source: Drinks by The Dram Website)

Where to buy:


31 Dover, Amazon, Firebox, Fortnum & Mason, Harvey Nichols, Laithwaites’s Wine, Majestic Wine, Master of Malt, Waitress Gifts

The Gin Advent Calendar*

This magnificent Advent calendar is filled with 24 of the very finest gins known to mankind, from award-winning London Dry gins and Genever to superbly complex, award-winning Sloe gin.

– 24 different, handmade 30ml wax-sealed drams
– Explore gins from across the world
– From boutique producers to world-renowned brands
– From light and citrusy to rich and roots
– Award-winning gins from famous distilleries(info & picture source: Drinks by The Dram Website)

Where to buy:31 Dover, Amazon, Laithwaites’s Wine, Majestic Wine, Master of Malt

You can see the complete list of what each box contains, if you wish to see, click on the source links above to find out, as we didn’t want to look to keep it a surprise.

*PR sample, sent to us for review – all opinions are our own

Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | BlogLovin’

Follow:
Find us on:

24 Comments

  1. abbeylouisarose
    November 17, 2016 / 3:09 pm

    Oh wow, these look INCREDIBLE! I really hope you'll be doing a follow up post about all of the little drinks inside this as I'd be intrigued to read about them! I'm a big whiskey lover (an unlikely candidate for it though right? 😂) so I'm especially curious about that one! Thank you for sharing! ✨Abbey 🎄 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • Food & Baker
      November 28, 2016 / 10:42 am

      I know right! We're so excited to try these, – bit worried I'd be drunk for a part of each day (don't drink much/lightweight I am haha) I must say o do prefer whisky to gin! Can't wait to share our views!Thanks for reading and commenting☺️💓

  2. Emma Langlands
    November 17, 2016 / 5:06 pm

    Aw wow, this amazing!!!!! What a great excuse to drink every day 😉 thanks for sharing! xox

    • Food & Baker
      November 28, 2016 / 10:43 am

      Haha any excuse to have a drink, can't be all bad around this time of year hahaThanks for reading and commenting☺️💓

  3. Holly
    November 17, 2016 / 5:08 pm

    The gin advent calendar sounds amazing! Right up my street http://bit.ly/2euXm21A good alternative if you don't like chocolate.Holly xwww.ldnmuse.com

    • Food & Baker
      November 28, 2016 / 10:44 am

      It's defo something different to Chocolate and defo a first for us!Thanks for reading and commenting☺️💓

  4. Marikah Blank
    November 17, 2016 / 5:09 pm

    This is interesting! I like the idea, but my dad is so picky lol idk what he'd say to this. He'd probably laugh at me 😭😭 this is a good gift idea though! I never tried whiskey before FYI..maybe I should try it lmo👀👀KeepingupwithMJ.com xxx

    • Food & Baker
      November 28, 2016 / 10:45 am

      It is an amazing idea, especially for those who love a good old spirit drink! Not that I'm one to be an influence of alcohol but you should try it haha Thanks for reading and commenting☺️💓

  5. Ashley Relton
    November 17, 2016 / 5:11 pm

    Just the word Whiskey reminds me of the time I almost died by vomit. But I love this whole concept of an alcohol advent calendar – much more grown up than a chocolate reindeer!XOAshleyhttps://ashlexyz.wordpress.com

    • Food & Baker
      November 28, 2016 / 10:46 am

      Hahah don't get me started with story like that but yes, defo more grown up and a first for us! Wish us luck (not big drinkers but excited)Thanks for reading and commenting☺️💓

  6. Chloe
    November 17, 2016 / 5:15 pm

    Hi, I love the idea of the gin advent calendar. I've treated myself to a tea version instead this year, Chloe https://pinkiebag.com/

    • Food & Baker
      November 28, 2016 / 10:46 am

      Oooo a tea one sounds like a great present to James' parents, even James in fact! Will defo look into that one!Thanks for reading and commenting☺️💓

  7. Victoria
    November 17, 2016 / 5:23 pm

    Omg i so want to have this!!!

    • Food & Baker
      November 28, 2016 / 10:47 am

      Go go go!! Thanks for reading and commenting☺️💓

    • Food & Baker
      November 28, 2016 / 10:48 am

      Defo one to ask for or treat yourself with!Thanks for reading and commenting☺️💓

  8. kayleigh Zara
    November 17, 2016 / 5:42 pm

    These look amazing! The gin one looks gorgeous x

    • Food & Baker
      November 28, 2016 / 10:49 am

      Everyone seems to be more gin fans on here! Might have to revaluation!Thanks for reading and commenting☺️💓

  9. Hilarice
    November 17, 2016 / 5:50 pm

    Well this is a great way to start christmas haha. No, but seriously, this looks incredible! Love, Larice

    • Food & Baker
      November 28, 2016 / 10:49 am

      Hahaha exactly what we thought!Thanks for reading and commenting☺️💓

  10. Victoria
    November 19, 2016 / 5:21 pm

    Gin advent calendar. Yes please!

    • Food & Baker
      November 28, 2016 / 10:50 am

      We'd be happy to share!Thanks for reading and commenting☺️💓

  11. Francesca Nelson
    November 23, 2016 / 11:50 am

    Oh wow this looks awesome!! I know some people these would make great early gifts for! I love all of these different advent calendar choices!! http://www.mylifeinrosetintedglasses.com

    • Food & Baker
      November 28, 2016 / 10:50 am

      They would make such good presents and defo a way to start the month and begin Christmas hahaThanks for reading and commenting☺️💓

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *