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If you love a festive tipple on a cold December evening, an alcoholic advent calendar may just be the ideal Christmas countdown for you.
By popular demand there are a lot of alcohol-based advent calendars to choose from this year, the large variety spanning wine, beer, fizz, gin, whiskey and spirits.
So if you've been thinking of upping the advent calendar ante and giving yourself a little indulgent treat every day of December, we've rounded up the very best 15 advent calendars up for grabs this year.
From Fortnum & Mason's rather majestic looking £250 Spirits & Liqueurs Advent Calendar to more affordable options at John Lewis, Not On The High Street and The Bottle Club - here are the advent calendars we think you should snap up ASAP.
Best alcohol advent calendars 2022
Our top pick: Spirits & Liqueurs Advent Calendar | £250 from Fortnum & Mason
This beautifully designed Spirits & Liqueurs Advent Calendar showcases the best of British spirit producers, including some of Fortnum & Mason's much-loved collaborations. If you're looking to feel suitably festive (and who isn't?) you'll be pleased to know that Fortnum’s Figgy Pudding Liqueur has made the cut.
Best wine advent calendars
John Lewis Wine Advent Calendar, 24x 187ml | £85 from John Lewis
There's no better time than December to trial a whole host of different wines. The John Lewis Wine Advent Calendar will help you become a wine connoisseur by the time the month is out. With merlots, pinot grigio, sauvignon blanc, shiraz and malbec all included, you can spend December happily creating wine pairings that'll leave your Christmas guests in awe.
Wine Down To Christmas Advent Calendar | £99.95 from Not On The High Street
Filled with 24 windows of miniature wine bottles, the Wine Down To Christmas Advent Calendar includes equal numbers of world-class reds and whites, and a rosé or two that are between 187ml-200ml.
Reviewers last year were very pleased with the offering, one shopper wrote: "Love it! Very high end feel, comparable to advent calendars from premium retailers and brands. Will make a lovely gift!"
Mixed Wine Advent Calendar 2022 | £89.99 from Virgin Wines
This year, Virgin Wines are doing three wine advent calendars, a red, white and mixed option. We picked the Mixed Wine Advent Calendar as our top pick, because it boasts 25 reds, whites, rosé and sparkling wines, offering you a bit of variety. It also includes a full-size bottle for you to enjoy on Christmas Day.
Best beer advent calendars
John Lewis Beer Advent Calendar, 24x 330ml | £85 from John Lewis
This John Lewis Beer Advent Calendar features a whole host of beers you probably haven't tried before, and what better time to give them a go than in the lead up to Christmas? Covering everything from IPAs to pale ales, each of the 24 doors opens up to a 330ml bottle of beer.
BrewDog Craft Beer Advent Calendar | £59.95 from BrewDog
If you're a craft beer lover, the BrewDog Craft Beer Advent Calendar is probably the one for you. It includes 24 specially chosen brews featuring a ton of exclusives, from a juicy Hazy Helles to Christmas-inspired pecan and toffee blends.
Virgin Wines Beer Advent Calendar | £79.99 from Virgin Wines
Explore handpicked breweries from around the world with Virgin Wines curated box of 24 beers. Offering a mixture of 33cl IPA, pale ale, lager, wheat beer and more, you can already reserve your Virgin Wines Beer Advent Calendar for £10 online. The remaining amount will be deducted from your account closer to December, when the advent calendars will ship to you.
Best fizz advent calendars
John Lewis Fizz Advent Calendar | £140 from John Lewis
Featuring sparkling prosecco, wine and Champagne, this John Lewis Fizz Advent Calendar will give you something to cheers about in the lead up to Christmas. Our top pick? The highly-rated Charles Mignon Champagne Brut.
Freixenet 12 Day Advent Calendar | £55.99 (Was £59.99) from The Bottle Club
With 150 years of sparking wine making under its belt, Freixenet has curated a Freixenet 12 Day Advent Calendar of sparkling wines picked for their perfect Christmas pairings. The beautifully-designed advent calendar makes a lovely gift - not just because of what's inside but because what it looks like on the outside. If you're a lover of Spanish sparkling wines, this is the one for you.
Best gin advent calendars
The Premium Pink Gin Advent Calendar | £39.99 (Was £44.99) from The Bottle Club
If you're a gin lover, the selection of berry flavoured pink gins in the Premium Pink Gin Advent Calendar will get you in the mood for Christmas. Each bottle is 5cl and the calendar already has numerous five stars, one customer saying "my wife loves it, it made a perfect surprise for her."
Let The Season Be Gin Selection Box Advent Calendar | £36.99 (Was £38.99) from The Bottle Club
This Let The Season Be Gin Selection Box has a huge variety of flavours from rhubarb to raspberry and features numerous British distilleries from Whitley Neill to JJ Whitley’s. Our favourite flavour has to be the honey and orange option, because nothing says Christmas quite like a hint of orange in everything.
Best whiskey advent calendars
Drinks by the Dram 12 Dram Irish Whiskey Collection | £49.95 from Master of Malt
Irish whiskey lovers, this Drinks by the Dram 12 Dram Irish Whiskey Collection is for you. Each 30ml hand-waxed dram features a delicious whiskey from some of Ireland's best-loved producers. If you'd like to keep each dram a secret, look away now, but those interested in what's inside will find Teeling Small Batch, Writers Tears Double Oak and Hinch Peated Single Malt amongst others.
Best spirit advent calendars
That's The Spirit Mixed Advent Calendar | £34.99 (Was £39.99) from The Bottle Club
This selection box will give you a great selection of drinks to try in the lead up to Christmas. From Smirnoff to Malibu, Gordon's to Jim Beam, some of our best loved spirits have made their way into this calendar to make sure your festive season starts in the best way possible.
The Irish Cream Liqueur Advent Calendar | £30.99 (Was £34.99) from The Bottle Club
Nothing, and we mean nothing says Christmas like Bailey's. A glass of Bailey's on ice during the festive season is nostalgic for many of us and this Irish Cream Liqueur Advent Calendar will get you in the mood for the holiday season like no other. The advent calendar features three types: Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur, Baileys Coffee Liqueur Miniature and Baileys Orange Truffle Liqueur.