Christmas is a notoriously boozy time of year, and what could possibly be better for getting into the Christmas spirit than an adult only advent-calendar stuffed with gin, vodka, Prosecco, wine or beer?
Alcohol filled Advent Calendars have been gaining in popularity in recent years, and this year with the craze now in full force, the varieties are endless. This fun treat is a great way to indulge in your favourite tipple or try something new.
Whatever you fancy, there’s something for all tastes and budgets; and if you’re not into alcohol, we even found a yummy cheese one to try. Have a look at some of our favourites on offer.
1. Wine Advent Calendar: £49.99 for 24 x 187-200ml, Aldi
Every day offers a new mini bottle of wine for an evening of indulgence in the lead-up to Christmas. This is the perfect way to enjoy well-known wines from prestigious regions around the world, with 24 bottles of red, white, rosé and fizz included. Highlights include the Calvet Côtes de Provence Rosé and the Calvet Limited Edition Merlot, plus some exciting sparkling surprises – it’s the ultimate boozy treat!
2. Ginvent Advent Calendar: £124.99 for 24 x 30ml, Firebox
the Gin Advent Calendar is here to warm your cockles as you sip your way to Christmas day. The familiar misshapen chocolate has been replaced with 24 hand-picked gins, each one in their own individually labelled and wax-sealed bottle.
We won’t go into detail about the exact contents of this colossal calendar; but you can be sure that it’s a highly curated and tasty array of artisanal brands, popular market leaders, award winners and exciting new releases.
3. Adnams Beer Advent Calendar 2017: £54.99 for 24 x 330ml to 500ml, Adnams
With fifteen different bottles and cans of Adnams beers to enjoy (some feature more than once) hidden beneath numbered lids, this is a beer lover’s dream gift! We won’t spoil the surprise by telling you what’s inside, but we do have to tell you that all of the beers contain malted barley (Contains Gluten). Limited in availability, grab your box today! Cheers!
4. Christmas Wine and Prosecco Advent Calendar
A mixed selection of red, white, rosé, mulled wine and Prosecco, presented in a very festive box. A fair amount cheaper than some of the others, too!
5. Edinburgh Gin Advent Calendar, 5cl, Pack of 25
The countdown to Christmas will be merry, warming and aromatic with this Edinburgh Gin Advent Calendar of 25 mini 5cl gin bottles. Enjoy a variety of tastes including clean, fresh and spicy on-the-nose gin. Delighting the palate of gin connoisseurs, hints of juniper, pine, floral, lavender, soft spice and citrus wait behind each calendar window.
6. Beer Hawk Craft Beer Advent Calendar: £65 for 24 x 330-355ml, Beer Hawk
The Beer Hawk Advent Calendar is filled with Belgian classics, crafty cans, German brilliance and British beauties. We’ve got pale ales, saisons, porters, lagers and more – but there are also a few rather special surprises.
Behind a few doors are some unbelievable exclusive beers crafted especially for your Beer Hawk Advent Calendar by a few of the world’s best breweries at the moment.
7. The Naga Chilli Vodka Escalation Advent Calendar (24 x 30ml)
The Naga Chilli Vodka Escalation Advent Calendar – An unspeakably unwholesome and evil advent calendar filled with increasingly hot vodkas made using only pure wheat spirit and Naga Jolokia chillies, which are so intense they are used by the Indian armed forces as a key ingredient in tear gas grenades.
8. The World’s First Cheese Advent Calendar
The Cheese Advent Calendar will be available to buy in ASDA stores, nationwide from November 9th.
After pitching the idea, the calendar was put into production with the help of Norseland in Ilchester, Somerset; the innovative cheese specialists behind leading cheese brands, Jarlsberg®, Applewood®, Mexicana® and Ilchester®. Including 24 individually wrapped pieces of cheese, the calendar has a unique ‘book style’ packaging design, allowing one half to be torn off after the initial 12 days of Christmas to maximise fridge space.
The Cheese Advent Calendar costs £8 for 24 pieces of individually wrapped cheese. With 5 varieties available.