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

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

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

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.