Why should kids get to have all the fun? If chocolate isn’t cutting it this year, treat yourself to an adult advent calendar. And by that, we mean boozy.
From flavoured gins to premium whiskies, here is our pick of the best alcohol advent calendars you can still buy before the start of December.
12 Gins of Christmas Advent Calendar
At The Boutique Handbook we are big fans of LoneWolf gin, especially their Cactus and Lime flavour – so this is the calendar we were most excited about this year.
Created by BrewDog, it is the first time the company have launched a gin calendar. Although it’s a 12 days version, each door unveils a double shot bottle so you won’t feel shortchanged.
Expect flavours such as Cloudy Lemon, White Peach, Fig and Apricot, Peppercorn and Christmas Spice. Did we mention you must try the Cactus and Lime Gin…
The Vodka Explorer Advent Calendar
There aren’t many vodka advent calendars around, so if it’s your tipple of choice why not try this one by Drinks By The Dram.
Each square contains a different wax-sealed glass dram from 18 distilleries around the world. You get 24 miniature bottles in total.
Brands include Crystal Head Vodka, Stolichnaya, Cîroc, Snow Leopard and St. Roch Cucumber Vodka.
Sparkle Prosecco and Sparkling Wine Advent Calendar
Start the Christmas celebrations early with this Sparkle Advent Calendar, which is ideal for fizz lovers.
One of the better ones on the market, each door reveals a 20ml bottle of sparkling wine or Prosecco.
And as an extra special treat, behind the 24th door is a 20ml bottle of Laurent Perrier Champagne.
The Japanese Whisky Advent Calendar
There are lots of whisky calendars around, but this is the best Japanese whisky calendar we’ve come across.
Behind each of the 24 windows is a different 30ml wax-sealed dram of whisky from some of Japan’s best producers, including single malts, single grains, blends and more.
The set also comes in a luxury red box and would make the perfect pre-Christmas gift for the whisky fan in your life.
Skylark Spirits 24 Days of Rum Advent Calendar
Try 24 rums from 24 different countries as you count down to Christmas with the aptly named, 24 Days of Rum Advent Calendar.
Housed in a stylish black and gold embossed box, each day reveals a 20ml miniature bottle of premium rum.
It also comes with two tasting glasses if you want to share, plus a tasting notes kit.
Flavoured Gin And Gin Liqueur Advent Cracker
Start the festivities with a bang with this luxury Flavoured Gin and Gin Liqueur Advent Cracker.
Not only will it look great under the Christmas tree, each door contains one 50ml bottle of artisan gin.
You get 24 bottles in total and brands include The Lakes, Masons, The Sweet Potato Spirit Company and Poetic License.
The Premium Whisky Advent Calendar 2020
If you want to go all out – and let’s be honest, we all deserve a treat this year – upgrade to this Premium Whisky Advent Calendar.
It’s another one from Drinks By The Dram, but they are the best when it comes to alcohol advent calendars.
You get 24 wax-sealed 30ml bottles from some of the best known names in the whisky world. An absolute treat if you’re giving this as a pre-Christmas present.
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