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We are ready and raring to get the Christmas festivities going this year, which is why we’re even more excited than normal about all the advent calendar releases.
Chocolate-filled calendars may be the most traditional purchase, but those who are looking for a more adult alternative may find their ears prick up at the news of advent calendars filled with alcoholic treats.
From beer and wine, to stronger spirits such as gin and whiskey, you can treat yourself, or a loved one, to a boozy countdown to the big day.
Those wanting something a little more luxurious can sip on a glass of bubbly every day in the run up to Christmas, as there are a selection of Prosecco and Champagne filled advent calendars too.
Shop our top alcohol filled advent calendars of 2020
The best Prosecco and Champagne advent calendars
Fizz Advent Calendar | £130 from John Lewis & Partners
John Lewis & Partners’ Fizz Advent Calendar includes some of our favourite bottles of bubbly, including Gancia Prosecco Gold, Pronol Prosecco, Bottega Il Vino Dei Poeti Prosecco Doc Spumante and Freixenet Prosecco in 20cl bottles. Plus, behind Christmas Day’s door you’ll be treated to a 20cl bottle of Laurent Perrier Champagne.
Prosecco & Champagne Advent Calendar | £124.99 from Getting Personal
Behind every door you will find a miniature bottle of plonk, from champagne to sparkling rosé.
The best gin advent calendars
Premium Gin Advent Calendar | £84.95 from Master of Malt
Gin lovers will go head over heels for this advent calendar, which is filled with 30ml wax-sealed drams of 24 different gins that have been created by 21 distilleries across 12 countries. If ever there was a time to expand your palate - it’s now.
That Boutique-y Gin Company Advent Calendar | £49.95 from Drinks by the Dram
That Boutique-y Gin Company Advent Calendar has 24 miniature 30ml samples of boutique gin hiding behind each door. It includes classic gins, dry gins, as well as fruity numbers and even a festive chocolate orange flavour - we are sold.
The best wine advent calendars
Wine Advent Calendar | £75 from John Lewis & Partners
John Lewis’ Wine Advent Calendar includes a variety of red, white and rose wines; from Merlot to Pinot Grigio and the popular Sauvignon Blanc in 187ml bottles.
Wine Advent Calendar 2020 | £69.99 from Laithwaite’s
Laithwaite’s Wine Advent Calendar has a variety of 187ml bottles of wine waiting behind each door, with a half bottle of Champagne on Christmas Eve. It also boasts a new stylish chateau design.
The best beer advent calendars
Beer Hawk ‘Beery Christmas’ Advent Calendar | £85 from Beer Hawk
Beer Hawk has done it again, as it has released an epic advent calendar filled with 24 beers made from different breweries across 14 countries. The calendar includes Camden beers, as well as Lervig, Mikkeller, and many more.
Beer Advent Calendar | £75 from John Lewis & Partners
John Lewis’ Beer Advent Calendar is filled with 24 specially selected bottled beers made in UK breweries. Well-known brands including Thornberry, The Wild Beer and Cold Bath Brewery are among some of the beers waiting to be revealed.
The best whisky advent calendars
World Whisky Advent Calendar | £149.95 from Master of Malt
World Whisky Advent Calendar contains 24 different 30ml wax-sealed glass bottles of whisky made at 21 different distilleries across 12 countries.
Whisky Advent Calendar | £148.99 from The Really Good Whisky Company
The Really Good Whisky Company’s calendar,contains 25 bottles of 30ml whisky. From single malts to peated whisky and many more, you will be spoilt for choice even before Christmas day.
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