I know we’re still in October but I have Christmas on the brain. I can’t help it though. Every site I go online, I read about the new holiday collections, gift sets, and advent calendars. For the past 4 years, I’ve created a list of the best beauty advent calendars for the holiday season. This year, I’ve decided to expand on it because there are tons of other great advent calendars that’s not related to beauty.
Today, I’m sharing the best alcohol advent calendars worth buying in a variety of budgets to suit any home this December. Just think of all the fun holiday cocktails you can make on the days leading up to Christmas. Anyone of these alcohol advent calendars will make a great gift for beer, whisky, gin, bourbon, vodka or wine aficionados too!
1. Edinburgh Gin Advent Calendar // Buy Now
Let your countdown to Christmas be merry with this Edinburgn Gin Advent Calendar. It features 25 mini gin bottles with hints of juniper, pine, floral, lavender, soft spice and citrus waiting behind each window. Available now at John Lewis.
2. Baileys Advent Calendar // Buy Now
This Baileys Advent Calendar comes with chocolate & mini bottles of Baileys. Talk about the perfect pairing! It features 24 little doors leading up to Christmas. For the first 21 days, you’ll find a Baileys chocolate truffle behind each little door as you open them. On the last three days leading up to Christmas, you’ll find miniature bottles of Baileys Irish Cream: One Original, one Coffee, and one Orange Truffle. Definitely one of my favorite alcohol advent calendars on this list since it’s so budget-friendly! Available now at Debenhams.
3. VineBox 12 Nights of Wine // Buy Now
VineBox 12 Nights of Wine Calendar features 12 different glasses of wine from around the world to help you countdown to the holidays with style. These wines are from renowned regions across Italy, Spain, France and more so they are sure to impress. If you happen to get a VineBox with a gold and sparkly bottle, then you’re 1 of 10 lucky winners who will receive wine on VineBox for all of 2019. Available now for pre-order at GetVineBox.com.
4. Jack Daniels Holiday Calendar
Jack Daniel’s is set to launch its first whiskey-filled advent calendar in time for Christmas. It features 23 miniature bottles of Jack Daniel’s whiskeys, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Jack Daniel’s Gentleman Jack and more! There is also a 50ml Jack Daniel’s key ring hip flask behind window No.7. Will be available from November 19 at Jack Daniels online store.
5. Drinks by The Dram Bourbon Advent Calendar // Buy Now
The Drinks by The Dram Bourbon Advent Calendar is back for 2018. What’s hidden behind the 24 windows are some of the bourbon’s best. Every day you’ll find a different 30ml wax-sealed dram from a selection of America’s finest distillers that appeals to experienced bourbon lovers and new-found fans alike! Available now at Amazon UK and Master of Malt.
6. Drinks by The Dram Tequila Advent Calendar // Buy Now
The Tequila Advent Calendar is back again to banish any winter blues. This year it comes in two different styles: the traditional Craft finish or themed edition (seen above) featuring 24 delightful 30ml drams of liquid sunshine! Inside you’ll discover the world’s tastiest añejo, blanco and reposado expressions. Available now at Master of Malt and Amazon UK.
Cost: £104.97 // $165.01
7. Drinks by The Dram Gin Advent Calendar // Buy Now
Gin fans to see in the festive season with this Gin Advent Calendar.This year it comes in two different styles: the traditional Craft finish or themed edition (seen above). Behind each of the 24 doors you’ll find a different 30ml dram including some of the most fantastic expressions around from craft delights and new names alike.
Available now at Master of Malt.
8. Drinks by The Dram Rum Advent Calendar // Buy Now
Light up those dark winter days with reams of rum thanks to this Rum Advent Calendar! This year your Rum Advent Calendar comes in two snazzy variants: the traditional Craft finish or themed edition (seen above). You’ll discover some of the tastiest rums from around the world in this amazing pack. It’s the perfect treat for the rum lover in your life. Hidden behind those 24 windows, you’ll find all kinds of rum from white and dark to spiced, navy strength, Agricole and beyond. Available now at Master of Malt and Amazon UK.
Cost: £104.97 // $165.01
9. Drinks by The Dram Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar // Buy Now
The Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar returns with 24 Scotch whiskies over 24 days! This year your Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar comes in two snazzy variants: the traditional Craft finish or themed edition (seen above). This festive box is filled to the brim with intriguing releases, from popular brands to delicious new discoveries, making this a sought after gift for avid fans and newbies alike. Each day, you’ll unwrap a different 30ml treat each day during Advent. Here’s a bonus: one of the whiskies inside is worth over £400 a bottle! Available now at Master of Malt.
10. Drinks by The Dram Whisky Advent Calendar // Buy Now
The Whisky Advent Calendar has returned for 2018, which will bring smiles to the faces of all you fabulous whisky-lovin’ folk. There are 24 30ml drams inside, so you can count down to Christmas in style. This handsome calendar comes in two snazzy variants: the traditional Craft finish or themed red edition (seen above) and includes some of the most coveted whiskies from around the globe in a variety of styles. Available now at Selfridges, Master of Malt and Amazon UK.
Cost: £104.97 // $165.01
11. Mark & Spencer Festive Cocktails Advent
Marks and Spencer is not only offering a beauty advent calendar but a booze-filled calendar this year. Inside, you’ll discover 12 Peach Bellini Truffles, 12 Bucks Fizz Truffles and a bottle of Sloe Gin. The Festive Cocktails Advent will be available later this year at Marks & Spencer.
12. The Ginvent Calendar // Buy Now
Drinks by the Dram has partnered with The Gin Foundry yet again to curate the 2018 edition of The Ginvent Calendar! This beautiful box is bursting with junipery goodness, from creative craft numbers to lively flavored expressions. Each day you’ll discover a different 30ml dram waiting for you behind each window with 24 windows in total. Available now for pre-order at Master of Malt. Will dispatch October 15th!
13. Gin and Tonic Advent Calendar // Buy Now
First 4 Hampers Gin and Tonic Advent Calendar is the perfect gift for gin aficionados. It features a 70cl bottle of gin and mouth-watering tonics including Fever Tree Aromatic Tonic, Fentiman’s Valencian Orange Tonic, Double Dutch Pomegranate and Basil Tonic, Franklin and Sons’ Elderflower with Cucumber, Luscombe Grapefruit tonic and Lixir Rhubarb and Ginger tonic, 24 in total. Available now on Amazon UK.
14. Aldi Wine Calendar
The Aldi Wine Calendar is back for 2018 and this time it contains 24 mini bottles of red, white, rosé and sparkling wines including Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Shiraz, Malbec, and blends. Another one of my favorite alcohol advent calendars! Will be available at Aldi stores from November 7th.
The UK versions is shaped in a triangle and will also contain 24 mini bottles of red, white, rosé and sparkling wines. Will be available at Aldi stores in the UK from November 4th.
Cost: $69.99 (US Version) // £49.99 (UK version)
15. Beer Hawk Craft Beer Advent Calendar // Buy Now
Countdown to Christmas Day with pale ales, bitters and beer with Beer Hawk Craft Beer Advent Calendar. It features 24 cans of craft beer “especially selected for the occasion.” Beer fans will love to discover a new beer everyday! Available now at Amazon UK.
16. Williams Chase Liqueur Christmas Advent Calendar // Buy Now
This amazing Christmas Advent calendar contains 24 miniatures of Williams Chase liqueur, Gin and Vodka. It’s guaranteed to get your December off with right vibe! Simply open each numbered door to reveal your daily treat. Available now at Amazon UK.
17. Gin Advent Calendar Cracker // Buy Now
This Gin Advent Cracker by First 4 Hampers will definitely bring the party this year so stock up on ice and mixers.. Behind each door you’ll discover a different 5cl miniature bottle of gin which has been carefully selected to bring a wide selection of different flavors and styles. It’s available now at Amazon UK.
18. The Sparkling Fizz Advent Calendar // Buy Now
This Sparkling Fizz Advent Calendar by First 4 Hampers is the perfect start to the festive celebrations with 24 mini bottles of sparkling goodness. Each mini bottle is 20cl and with a wide selection of flavors and styles. What better calendar to get you in the mood for the sparkly season. It’s available now at Amazon UK.
19. Gin and Tonic Advent Calendar // Buy Now
This calendar contains a plethora of gin and tonic bottles including a full size bottle of The Lakes Distillery award winning Explorer Gin. It pairs perfectly with the premium tonics behind each door. Available now at John Lewis.
20. Beer Advent Calendar // Buy Now
Beer lovers rejoice! Here’s a selection of beers designed to take you on a tasty beer adventure from lagers via pale ales. The collection contains a selection brewed by Adnams in Southwold, an award-winning UK brewer, hotelier and wine merchant. Available now at John Lewis.
21. Wine Advent Calendar // Buy Now
Wine your way down until Christmas with this Wine Advent Calendar. It features 24 mini bottles from around the world and each door conceals a 187ml bottle of red, white or rose wine. Perfect gift for wine lovers! Available now at John Lewis.
22. Prosecco and Fizz Advent Calendar // Buy Now
Get your bubbly on with this Prosecco & Fizz Advent Calendar. Celebrate the holiday festivities with a selection of prosecco, cava and sparkling wines. It even includes a 20cl Lanson Champagne! Available now at John Lewis.
23. That Boutique-Y Company Whiskey Advent Calendar // Buy Now
Forget tiny chocolates when you can have a sophisticated whiskey advent calendar by That Boutique-Y Company and Drinks by The Dram. Inside you’ll discover a 24 different 30ml ‘dram’ of their small batch whisky behind each and every window. You’ll savour something different from scotch and world whiskies to well-aged grain. Available now for pre-order at Selfridges and Master of Malt. Will dispatch November 5th, 2018!
Cost: £165.00 // $163.35
Which of these alcohol advent calendars would you like to have as a gift? Share your thoughts by commenting below!