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Best alcohol advent calendars 2020: From wine and beer, to gin and whisky

Maisie Bovingdon
·Shopping writer
·4-min read
Christmas is the time to celebrate, and what better way than to countdown with a glass of your favourite tipple in the run up to Christmas Day. (John Lewis & Partners)
Christmas is the time to celebrate, and what better way than to countdown with a glass of your favourite tipple in the run up to Christmas Day. (John Lewis & Partners)

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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.

Big brands are launching a wide variety of advent calendars this year, from edible countdowns to beauty and jewellery-filled options.

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

Fizz Advent Calendar
Fizz Advent Calendar

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

Prosecco & Champagne Advent Calendar
Prosecco & Champagne Advent Calendar

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

Premium Gin Advent Calendar
Premium Gin Advent Calendar

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
That Boutique-y Gin Company Advent Calendar

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

Wine Advent Calendar
Wine Advent Calendar

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

Wine Advent Calendar 2020
Wine Advent Calendar 2020

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 ‘Beery Christmas’ Advent Calendar
Beer Hawk ‘Beery Christmas’ Advent Calendar

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

Beer Advent Calendar
Beer Advent Calendar

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
World Whisky Advent Calendar

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

Whisky Advent Calendar
Whisky Advent Calendar

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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