6 Alcohol Advent Calendars Filled With Gin, Whisky And Even Craft Beer

Laugh in the face of chocolate calendars with these bad boys.

12/10/2016 16:02 BST | Updated 12/10/2016 16:18 BST

Advent calendars have had an adult upgrade, which is guaranteed to make Christmas extra merry. 

Alcohol-filled advent calendars are back in stores and it’s not just about celebrating with ‘Ginvent’ this year (although it’s still a firm favourite). 

Whether your favourite tipple is whisky, gin, rum, vodka or even craft beer, there are a shed load of booze-filled calendars on offer, with prices starting at £75.

They aren’t as cheap as your bog-standard chocolate numbers, but they’re more fun.

Sherry-swigging Santa would most certainly approve.

  • Gin Advent Calendar, £124.95
    Gin Foundry
    Behind each of the 24 windows lies a different 3cl sample of artisan gin.

    "As always, there will be calendar exclusives and new gin launches making their debut behind certain doors, as well as a return of some older gins that are starting to make their way back into the limelight."

    Price: £124.95
    But it here. 
  • Whisky Advent Calendar, £149.95
    Drinks By The Dram
    Behind each of the 24 windows lies a different wax-sealed 3cl sample of whisky. Highlights among this year's drams include a 50-year-old Scotch, brand new releases and the World’s Best Blended Whisky (from the World Whisky Awards 2014).

    "You can taste everything from single grain to rare Scotch worth up to £600 a bottle."

    Price: £149.95
    Buy it here.
  • Craft Beer Advent Calendar, £74.99
    Craft Beer Advent Calendar couk
    A rather large (and heavy) advent calendar stocked with 24 craft beers.

    "Enjoy a glorious festive season full of superb saisons, stouts, pilsners and ales from the likes of Two Roads Brewing Co, Magic Rock, Evil Twin and Schneider Weisse."

    Price: £74.99
    Buy it here.
  • Chase Distillery Mixed Advent Calendar, £130
    John Lewis
    A grown-up advent calendar containing 24x 50ml miniatures from Chase Distillery in Herefordshire.

    Each window contains miniature bottles of infused vodka, liqueur, gin and even Pococello (a fancy type of Limoncello).

    Price: £130
    Buy it here. 
  • Craft Beer Christmas Tree, £85.00
    Best Of British Beer
    A cardboard Christmas tree filled with 25 different bottles of beer - from jet black porters to crisp refreshing lagers. 

    Price: £85.00
    Buy it here. 
  • Rum Advent Calendar, £149.94
    Drinks By The Dram
    Swap your Santa hat for a pirate's hat and plough your way through this rum advent calendar this December.

    It features 24 of "the very finest rums known to mankind, from award-winning Caribbean and British Navy-style, to spiced rum and boutique spirits".

    Price: £149.94
    Buy it here. 

Please drink responsibly. For the facts, visit drinkaware.co.uk.