The countdown to Christmas has begun. And while Santa may have made his list and checked it twice, sometimes you must take matters into your own hands when it comes to what you want this holiday season. A boozy advent calendar might be just the ticket. An advent calendar filled with mini bottles of your favorite spirits... that's a first class ticket to the North Pole and beyond.
You could make your calendar with all rum if that's your thing or stock it with another spirit that you typically enjoy. If you decide to do all spirit varietals, we suggest starting off with vodka and moving towards richer, darker spirits the closer it gets to Christmas.
Start off your countdown with a lighter palate of vodka.
Next, move into tequila, with its smooth, citrusy flavor.
Gin is up next, taking things to a level of major complexity with herbs and spices from around the world.
After that you'll want to wander into richer territory - rum, bourbon and whiskey will round out this sippable calendar.