Yes, it's November already. Where did the rest of the year go? Into the past, presumably. Let's not look backwards, but forwards, to the impending date of Christmas and the flurry of gift-purchasing you'll be engaged in soon. For those who must appease scotch lovers, you should check out the "Whisky Advent Calendar" from Master of Malt.
As you've no doubt guessed, the calendar provides its owner with a dram of scotch for the 24 days leading up to Christmas, starting towards the end of November. Each draft comes in its own, wax-sealed bottle, with the name of the scotch and its distillery labelled plainly on the front.
For the single malt fans out there, never fear -- despite the product description stating "Blended Whisky", the quaffable calendar does include a range of spiritual loners for you to try.
The package comes with two options -- the regular and "premium" calendars -- with the latter providing more expensive scotches for the discerning liver. The price difference reflects this -- $266 and $445 in local dollars, respectively.
If the cost has you baulking, delivery won't improve the situation. Master of Malt does post to Australia, but it'll set you back $93 for the privilege. So if you do decide to go all out, the entire adventure will cost half a grand.
Still, if you're the sort of person with a cabinet full of 18-year old Yamazakis and Macallan 25s, this is unlikely to be a road block.