Best alcohol advent calendars 2021: Wine, spirits and beer

Posted: 22 October 2021 5:35 pm
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From 12 days of wine to 24 days of whiskey, advent calendars filled with alcohol are a great way to get through the Christmas madness.

Advent calendars have come a long since the days of opening up little cardboard doors to reveal chocolate treats as a child. These days they can be filled with all sorts of goodies like beauty products, cheese, LEGO, hot sauce, and of course the reason you've landed on this page - alcohol.

The lead up to Christmas can be stressful, so why not get in on the fun with your very own R18 version of an advent calendar? No matter what your favourite tipple, there are numerous options to choose from that cater for both budget and top-shelf drinkers. Celebrate the 12 days of Christmas with a different wine each day, or perhaps you'd like to sample a new vodka or whiskey variant on each day of December?

To help you find the perfect drinking companion for the festive season, we've put together the best advent calendars for wine, beer and spirits to buy in 2021.

1. Whisky Loot Advent Calendar: $329

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The Whisky Loot Advent Calendar is a premium option for whiskey lovers, featuring tasters from Scotland, USA, Japan, Ireland, India and Australia. The beautifully presented box comes with 24 x 30ml bottles so you can enjoy a different variant every evening from 1 December until Christmas Eve.

This advent calendar has been extremely popular, with early bird pre-sales now sold out. You can still pick one up now at the final release price and it will be shipped by 20 November.

If you're more of a top-shelf kind of person, Whiskey Loot also has the Premium Advent Calendar with 12 x 60ml bottles. Alternatively, you can opt for an advent calendars with gin or mixed spirits if you prefer something other than whiskey.

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2. BoozeBud 12 Wines of Christmas Advent Calendar: $139.99

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BoozeBud brings you 12 of Australia's most loved wine brands in this smart but simple advent calendar. It features a range of varietals including Pinot Grigio, Shiraz and Rose, so is ideal for lovers of both red and white wines.

If you're thinking that 12 bottles of wine will be a bit much too handle over 12 days, the bottles are only half size. So you won't need to worry about waking up with a hangover each morning.

Pre-sales have started online, so place your order today and your wine advent calendar will be delivered to you before 13 December. You can also order one as a gift and complete a personalised note to be attached for the recipient.

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3. Master of Malt Vodka Explorer Advent Calendar $153.15

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Calling all vodka lovers! This gorgeous advent calendar is an excellent gift for someone who is relatively new on their vodka journey, but can still be enjoyed by anyone who is a white spirit fan.

The advent calendar is filled with 24 lovingly handpicked drams from a range of new releases and familiar labels. Drams are 30ml with a wax seal, and include some interesting fruity flavours such as pink raspberry & lime, rhubarb and orange.

You can review the full list of vodkas before you buy if you so desire, or keep it as a surprise for when you start opening the windows on 1 December.

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4. Craft Beer Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar: $109.99

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Can't get enough of craft beer? This one's for you. Packaged in a colourful advent calendar box, you'll receive 24 x 330ml craft beers - one for every day in December up until Christmas Eve.

The craft beers come courtesy of Bridge Road Brewers, an independent brewery based in Victoria. While we can't reveal exactly is inside, we can tell you that customers from previous years have enjoyed trying a large range of varieties, including some more unusual ones.

The Craft Beer Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar is available now to order online for either home delivery or pick-up from your local Dan Murphy's store.

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5. Gintonica 12 Days Of Gin Advent Calendar: $99.99

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How does enjoying the 12 days of Christmas with 12 specially selected craft gins sound? This small but sweet advent calendar includes 30ml bottles from distilleries across the country including Kangaroo Island, Wolf Lane and Cape Byron.

Each day you'll be treated to a different label, with types of gin that you might not otherwise purchase yourself. Plum gin, blood orange gin and raspberry gin liqueur are some of the unique gins to try, plus an assortment of dry styles balance out the selection.

You can place a pre-order online for the 12 Days of Gin Advent Calendar now and it will be delivered to your door or to a chosen recipient in November.

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