Best alcohol advent calendars 2021: Gin, whisky, Prosecco and more

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Here are all the best boozy advent calendars you can buy now. (<strong>Laithwaites)</strong>
Here are all the best boozy advent calendars you can buy now. (Laithwaites)

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OK, we know it's a little early to be preparing for Christmas, but we just couldn't help ourselves, especially when there are so many festive goodies already available to snap up.

Beauty advent calendars aren't the only Christmas product that's already flying off the shelves. We suggest you also keep an eye on those boozy 2021 advent calendars, which in recent years have become one of the preferred ways to enjoy advent as an adult.

So, if you want to have a glass of something nice to look forward to every single day in December, we've rounded up some of our favourite alcoholic advent calendars out there right now, from those perfect to give as gifts to the ones that are ideal for just treating yourself. 

Best boozy advent calendars you can buy now 

That Boutique-y Gin Company Advent Calendar | £49.99 from Masters of Malt

A yearly favourite amongst gin lovers, this calendar from Boutique-y Gin Company means that you'll be discovering 24 different 30ml wax-sealed sample drams of incredible, inventive, immensely tasty gins every single day in December. 

Wine Advent Calendar | £69.99 (Was £79.99) from Laithwaites

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What goes well with a chocolate advent calendar? A wine advent calendar. This one comes in a beautiful house shape with a quarter bottle of wine behind each door. Plus there’s half a bottle of champagne in the roof for you to treat yourself on Christmas Eve.

It’s also available as all-reds or all-whites depending on your preference.

The Premium Pink Gin Advent Calendar | £44.99 from The Bottle Club

This pink gin calendar just screams celebration, and includes 12 delightfully-coloured goodies for you to unwrap and 'cheers' with a friend. We're particularly excited by the Liverpool Organic Rose Petal Gin, the Chase Pink Grapefruit & Pomelo Gin and Coastal Distillery Strawberries & Cream Gin (yum!).

The Snaffling Pig Co. Crackling & Beer Advent Calendar | £65 from John Lewis

This unique advent calendar comes with a classic snack combination of pork crackling and beer. You can enjoy twelve 330ml cans of Twisted Tail Pale Ale, Mighty Swine Lager and Wild Hog Pilsner (four of each). Even better - there are twelve pork crackling bags which come in flavours Low & Slow BBQ, Marvellous Maple and Perfectly Salted.

Prosecco O Clock Advent Countdown Calendar | £109.95 from Not On The High Street

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It's not super-affordable but, when you consider the fact that you get 12 bottles of premium Prosecco (one of the most festive drinks you can have), it suddenly starts to seem a whole lot better value.

Enjoy a range of high-end bubbles, from a bottle of Bottega Gold Prosecco Brut to a Gancia Pinot di Pinot Rose, and get into the party spirit. 

Whisky Advent Calendar | £149.95 from Masters of Malt 

Tucked behind each window is a different wax-sealed 30ml sample dram of whisky from some fantastic distillers, blenders, and bottlers. A host of whisky styles are featured, and a wide range of flavour profiles are easily explored, making for an exceedingly delicious countdown to Christmas - and meaning you can order some of your new favourites ahead of the big day.

Bourbon & American Whiskey Advent Calendar | £124.95 from Masters of Malt 

Bourbon fans, this is one for you, because why should you miss out on all the fun? As with the gin and whiskey calendars above, this Masters of Malt calendar means you're in for 24 days-worth of whiskey, spanning a variety of flavour profiles and bourbons, including rye, Tennessee whiskey, and more.

Wine Down To Christmas Advent Calendar | £99.95 from Not on the High Street

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Another one for wine lovers, this calendar has a 187ml-200ml bottle of wine behind each door. You can enjoy a glass of all your favourites, including D'Vine Angels Pinot Grigio, ​​Altaria Sauvignon Blanc, and Silver Creek Shiraz.

Rum Advent Calendar | £149.95 from Masters of Malt

Rum isn't traditionally a Christmas drink, but that doesn't mean that if you're a lover of the stuff you should have to forgo it. And this year, Drinks of the Dram have hand-selected 24 of the most notable rum variations out there right now, for you to enjoy with a mince pie and a festive film. So, whether you're a self-confessed rum geek, or just fancy finding a new favourite for your rum and cokes, this is a brilliant way to count down to the big day.

Premium Gin Advent Calendar (2021 Edition) | £84.95 from Master of Malt

Calling all gin lovers - behind each of the 24 doors of this stylish calendar sits a 30ml wax-sealed sample dram of gin, made by premium distillers from nine different countries. It includes all your favourites including Tanqueray No. Ten, FEW American Gin and Villa Ascenti Rosa Gin.

Drinks by the Dram 12 Dram Premium Rum Collection | £45 from Master of Malt

Behind each window sits a 30ml wax-sealed dram of rum made by experts from around the world. The samples include Gosling’s Black Seal, Hattiers Premium Reserve Rum and Hampden Estate 8 Year Old among others. If you’re a rum enthusiast then this one’s for you.

Drinks by Dram 12 Dram Tequila & Mezcal Collection | £45 from Master of Malt

Inside this beautifully-patterned box sits 12 different 30ml wax-sealed sample drams of delicious Tequila and mezcal from some of the finest producers in Mexico. Tequila enthusiasts will be happy to hear you can get Herradura Reposado, El Jimador Añejo and Mezcal Amores Cupreata among other popular brands.

Drinks by the Dram 12 Dram Whisky Collection | £45 from Master of Malt

More whisky but this one’s made by Drinks by Dram. It contains 12 different 30ml wax-sealed drams of whisky from top-quality producers. From Hudson Baby Bourbon to Glenfiddich Experimental Series - IPA Cask Finish you’re spoilt for choice with this box.

Personalised Fizz Advent Calendar | £124.99 from Getting Personal

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Who doesn’t love some fizz at Christmas? This calendar includes 24 miniature fizz bottles, including seven different types of prosecco alone. It also comes with a personalised gift card making it the perfect present for a loved one this year.

Drinks by Dram 12 Dram Premium Gin Collection | £39 from Master of Malt

Inside this fancy box are twelve different 30ml samples of premium gin. You’re spoilt for choice with a variety of different flavours, including Copper Republic Rooibos & Grapefruit Gin, Kyrö Gin, No.3 Gin and many others.

That Boutique-y Whisky Company 12 Dram Collection | £65 from Master of Malt

Perfect for sharing with friends, this futuristic box contains twelve different 30ml wax-sealed drams of whiskey made by That Boutique-y Whisky Company. You can look forward to Teaninich 10 Year Old, World Whisky Blend, Glen Elgin 12 Year Old and many others.

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