The 8 best Alcohol Advent Calendars still available to buy
The nights are drawing in, and December is near - time for an advent calendar.
But while a small chocolate was enough to delight when we were children, as adults, something altogether stronger is necessary to celebrate the run up to Christmas (and alleviate the stresses of the silly season).
Whatever your poison, there's a delightful drinking advent calendar to slake your thirst.
That Boutique-y Whisky Company 12 whiskies of Christmas, £69.95
If you're a whisky lover wanting to widen your repertoire, but don't want to drop £40 on a bottle you might not love, this is the one for you. A selection of 12 boutique drams from around the world: a traditional drop from Clynelish in the Scottish Highlands, small-batch, 24-year old bourbon from Brooklyn New York, barrel-finished whisky from Lexington Kentucky. You're certain to find a new tipple you love. Buy here.
Prosecco & Champagne Advent Calendar, £124.99
Looking to treat someone in your life who loves a glass of bubbly? (or yourself, of course!). This will make them giddy. 24 187ml bottles of premiere label champagne and prosecco, including Laurent Perrier, Bottega Gold, and Canevari, any fizz fan will enjoy a truly sparkling December. Buy here
Premium gin advent calendar, £83.95
A delightful tour of 24 of the world's most interesting and delicious boutique gins. From the black pepper and orange peel inflected Lakes Classic gin, to Japan's legendary Suntory distillery's first gin, Roku, to Moonshot Gin, which features botanicals that have literally been shot into space, this collection is for lovers of new flavours: innovative and delectable. Buy here
12 Dram Premium Rum Collection, £54.95
Rum is tipped to be the big drink of 2021, so if you want to start your research to stay on trend, this is where to start. White, gold, aged, spiced - these 12 rums from around the globe cover every expression. If you want a sipping drink to sink into slowly on a cold winter's night, look no further. Buy here
Drinks by the Dram vodka advent calendar, £99
Vodka isn't quite as fashionable a drop as some of it's spirit stablemates, like gin or rum, but you should overlook it at your peril. This selection of premium vodkas has a mixture of the world's best traditional vodka, such as Ciroc and Crystal Head, and flavoured options, such as red berry, green chilli, and vanilla. This makes the calendar a perfect jumping off point to make a host of classic cocktails. Espresso martinis, white Russians, bloody Marys: there's a vodka to craft each. Buy here
Wilko's 24 days of gin advent calendar, £10
This one is a little different. Rather than 24 jiggers of gin, you'll receive mixers, edible pearls, cocktail shimmers and glass rim sugar to turn your favourite gin into a delectable cocktail. It's perfect for adventuring into the realm of previously unknown concoctions, and would make a lovely stocking filler for a gin lover. Buy here
That Boutique-y Whisky Company Advent Calendar, £104.95
Enjoy 24 different 30ml drams from distilleries around the world, one each day for the Christmas countdown. Tasty indeed. Buy here
Drink aware: Please drink responsibly.
Beer Hawk's 2020 Advent Calendar, £85
The Beer Hawk advent calendar is legendary among those fond of a brew, and for just cause. It houses 24 beers brewed exclusively for the calendar, hailing from 14 countries across the globe. That means you'll be trying drinks you can't find anywhere else. The breweries include Camden, Mikeller, and Thornbridge. It's a limited edition calendar though, so order quickly if you're interested. Buy here