As I posted in the main Secret Santa thread, if gift opening week is the week of Monday the 17th, well, I count weeks Sunday-Saturday, so 12:01am Sunday the 16th is the time to start if you ask me. And, as Matt was agreeable, here goes! Er, yeah, all that said, I'm still 2.5 hours early. But, there's definitely a bottle of some sort in this box, and I'm in the perfect mood for what I'm 95% certain it is, given this post: ...and, I'm correct -- Hanzii sent me a bottle of one of my (obviously) absolute favorite single malts, but an expression I've never tried -- Talisker Distiller's Edition 1999! As this is good stuff, you can see I've busted out the Glencairn glass to give it the proper respect. And, the back of the box, for those of you who go for higher-end liquor marketspeak: In short: it's similar to Talisker 10 year, but spends part of its 10 years aging in Amoroso sherry casks (instead of just bourbon casks) -- end result is most of the signature Talisker pepperiness is replaced with a sherry sweetness, similar to the Balvenie Doublewood that's popular with the scotch crowd around here. Except this is even more delicious. Seriously, this stuff is REALLY good. While I try to make the really good stuff last, it's gonna be a real challenge with this one :) Again, I've never had the distiller's edition before, so this was a perfect pick -- thanks, Hanzii! CHRISTMAS IS AWESOME Edit: ...and it's even better with a tiny splash of water, damn!