20 of the best alcohol advent calendars 2021: gin, beer, Prosecco and more

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  • Feast your eyes on these fabulous advent calendars with alcohol, that are sure to get you into the spirit of things this festive season.

    It’s safe to say that non chocolate advent calendars are the new and improved way of counting down to Christmas. With many of us ditching the chocolate advent calendars for something a little more luxe. And it’s easy to see why when there’s an array of amazing beauty advent calendars and food advent calendars, plus ones filled with your favourite tipple.

    We’ve found generous gin advents, bumper beer calendars and offerings containing whisky or tequila (depending on your preference). And we recommend ordering our favourite picks soon before they’re totally sold out.

    Best alcohol advent calendars 2021:

    Aldi Sparkling Advent Calendar – ALDI | £59.99
    That Boutique-y Gin Company Advent Calendar – MASTER OF MALT | £49.95
    Baileys 12 Day Christmas Advent Calendar Liqueurs – AMAZON | £17
    Laithwaites Mixed Wine Advent Calendar – AMAZON | £87.98
    Wilko 24 Days of Gin Advent Calendar – WILKO | £10
    Johnnie Walker Blended Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar – AMAZON | £49
    BrewDog Craft Beer Advent Calendar 2021 – BREWDOG | £44.95
    Vodka Explorer Advent Calendar  – MASTER OF MALT | £99.95

    1. The Very Merry Craft Gin Advent Calendar

    Craft Gin club advent Calendar 2021

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    This Craft Gin advent calendar is our pick for Christmas 2021 for two good reasons. You’ll find 25 different (and very drinkable) winter gin surprises to sample each day. Gathered from award-winning distilleries up and down the country – hello mini Cambridge Dry Gin and Tarquin’s Cornish Gin. And if that’s not enough, they’ve roped in everyone’s favourite TV breakfast presenter (and Craft Gin Club ambassador) Mr Philip Schofield to share his serving suggestions, tasting notes and general Schofe sparkle. Just scan the QR code to view the video behind the door.

    VIEW AT CRAFT GIN CLUB | £99.95

    2. Aldi Sparkling Advent Calendar

    Aldi Sparkling Advent Calendar

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    You can always rely on Aldi for a bargain advent calendar and we’re big fans of this Aldi Prosecco calendar that’s very reasonably priced. Behind 24 cardboard doors you’ll find mini bottles of four of Aldi’s best-selling fizz, including their classic and rose specials. We’ll cheers to that!

    VIEW AT ALDI | £59.99

    3. Aldi Craft Beer Advent Calendar

    Aldi Craft Beer Advent Calendar

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    This Aldi craft beer calendar might just be one of the best advent calendars with alcohol – being a total steal at under £50. Packed full of different flavours to try, you’ll be treated a can of the supermarket’s best-selling beers throughout the 24 days. We’d order fast if we were you – as this one’s set to be a sell out.

    VIEW AT ALDI | £44.99

    4. That Boutique-y Gin Company Advent Calendar

    Gin advent calendar 2021

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    Back with a new line-up and design, who doesn’t want to countdown Christmas with with 24 30ml, wax-sealed drams of gin?! There’s a mix of flavours including the suitably festive GIN-gle all the way and a chocolate orange gin. Cheers!

    VIEW AT MASTER OF MALT | £49.95

    5. That Boutique-y Whisky Company’s Advent Calendar

    Whiskey advent calendar 2021

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    Taste drams from all over the world in this charming whisky-filled advent calendar. From bourbons and blends to barrel-finished beauties, this is one for the whisky-lover in your life and is sure to spice up any winter’s evening.

    VIEW AT MASTER OF MALT | £124.95

    6. Baileys 12 Day Christmas Advent Calendar Liqueurs

    Baileys 12 Day Christmas Advent Calendar Liqueurs

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    There’s nothing like a Bailey’s or two at Christmas to toast to the festivities. And we’re slightly obsessed with this Bailey’s advent calendar that gives you 12 mini liqueur bottles to knock back in the countdown to Christmas. Perfect.

    VIEW AT AMAZON | £17

    7. Virgin Wines Advent Calendar

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    It’s back and better than ever before. And if you don’t want to be disappointed. reserve yours for £10 right now. Available in mixed, red or white, the advent calendars includes 24 mini world-class wines for you to enjoy up to the big day. And for 2021 the Virgin Wines advent calendar comes with a full-size, gold medal-winning bottle of fizz for Christmas Day, too!

    VIEW AT VIRGIN WINES | £89.99

    8. Laithwaites Mixed Wine Advent Calendar

    Laithwaites Wine Advent Calendar

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    If the incredible Christmas chateau box it comes in doesn’t tempt you, then its contents most certainly will. The UK’s No.1 online wine destination has spoilt us with this festive offering of whites, reds and roses. Plus you’ll even find a half bottle of Champagne to tuck into on Christmas Eve. And look out for the ‘Winning Window’ which if lucky means 6 FREE bottles for Christmas.

    VIEW AT AMAZON | £87.98

    9. Wilko 24 Days of Gin Advent Calendar

    Wilko 24 Days of Gin Advent Calendar

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    We were delighted to hear about the return of the Wilko Gin calendar for 2021. Available for a cracking £10, it features flavoured mixers, edible pearls, plus other delicious drink garnishes to pimp up your favourite spirit.

    VIEW AT WILKO | £10

    10. Freixenet 12-Day Sparkling Wine Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar

    Freixenet 12-Day Sparkling Wine Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar

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    Another fabulous Prosecco offering for the festive period courtesy of much-loved fizz brand Freixenet. This 12 day advent has some exceptional bottles of bubbly (20cl) for you to taste. We’ve got our eye on the sparkling Italian Rosé and posh rosado Cava. But you’ll also find a bottle or two of classic Prosecco to raise a glass with. We’ll cheers to that.

    VIEW AT QVC | £60

    11. Prosecco O Clock Advent Calendar countdown

    Prosecco O Clock Advent Countdown Calendar

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    This indulgent adult advent calendar is perfect for those who love a glass of fizz. Inside you’ll find bottles of sparkling rosé prosecco, Cava, Brut and much more.  It can be refilled time and time again, which makes it a great addition to big Christmas parties.

    VIEW AT NOTHS | £114.95

    12. Johnnie Walker Blended Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar

    Johnnie Walker Blended Scotch Whisky

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    Fans of Scotch whisky brand Johnnie Walker should totallt invest in this alcohol advent calendar that features 12 tiny bottles of their favourite tipple. You’ll find miniature Johnnie Walker Red, Black and Gold Label bottles behind the doors. Plus Johnnie Walker Double Black – which is an intense, full-bodied Scotch that delivers a deep, smouldering flavour.

    VIEW AT AMAZON | £49

    13. The Snaffling Pig Co. Crackling & Beer Advent Calendar

    The Snaffling Pig Co. Crackling & Beer Advent Calendar

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    Get the full pub experience this Christmas thanks to the Snaffling Pig Co’s Crackling and Beer combo calendar. Our pick of one of the best alcohol advent calendars for 2021. Behind the 24 doors you’ll find a mix of the beloved British snacks and cans of craft beer. Including 12 bags of BBQ, Maple and Perfectly Salted pork crackling. Plus 12 x 330ml cans of Snaffling Pig beer brews like their Twisted Tail Pale Ale and Wild Hog Pilsner.

    VIEW AT JOHN LEWIS | £65

    14. BrewDog Craft Beer Advent Calendar 2021

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    We seriously recommend pre-ordering this Brewdog Advent Calendar for 2021 right now – especially because last year’s sold out by November! Perfect for the craft beer lover in your life – the set contains 24 cans of quality IPAs and Pale Ales – including 14 new 2021 offerings and 6 Christmas specialities. We say cheers to that.

    VIEW AT BREWDOG | £44.95

    15. Beer Hawk Beery Christmas Advent Calendar

    Beer Hawk advent calendar 2021

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    The beer-lover in your life is sure to adore this boozy advent calendar. It’s filled with big brands like Mikkeller, Omnipollo, Thornbridge, Camden and Lervig. Each beer behind the 24 doors is completely different in style so it’s the perfect way to discover something new. Plus, it’s got £110 worth of beer inside.

    VIEW AT BEER HAWK | £85

    16. Dry Drinker Alcohol Free Beer Advent Calendar

    Dry Drinker Alcohol Free Beer Advent Calendar

    Now available to pre-order, the Dry Drinker Advent Calendar contains 12 bottles and 12 cans of low and no beers. There’s also a special glass for you to serve your beverage of this day in. From stouts to lively lagers, ‘yule’ certainly find this to be one of the best non chocolate advent calendars!

    VIEW AT DRY DRINKER | £54.99

    17. Vodka Explorer Advent Calendar from Drinks by the Dram

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    Drinks by the Dram’s vodka-filled advent offering gives off some serious wintry energy with a box design that looks just as crisp as the boozy treats inside. Inside the arctic inspired package you’ll find a selection of 30ml wax-sealed drams of vodka from some of the world’s top producers. Perfect for expanding your horizons in the world of vodka or just stocking up your tipple collection.

    VIEW AT MASTER OF MALT | £99.95

    18. 24 Days of Rum Advent Calendar

    24 days of Rum advent calendar 2021

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    If you’ve joined the rum bandwagon then this is one of the best non chocolate advent calendars for you. Filled with 24 rums from 24 countries, plus a pair of tasting glasses, there’s never been a better time to become a rum aficionado.

    VIEW AT AMAZON | £78.49

    19. Drinks by the Dram 12 DramTequila & Mezcal Collection

    advent calendars with alcohol - Tequila and Mezcal advent calendar

    Tequila is about so much more than shots that make you pull strange faces! This advent calendar is a brilliant way to discover a new favourite agave spirit. From smoky mezcal to classic blanco tequila, this special curation of 12 drams is one of the best non chocolate advent calendars.

    VIEW AT MASTER OF MALT | £45

    20. Bourbon & American Whiskey Advent Calendar

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    American whiskey aficionados – this is one of the best advent calendars with alcohol. This curated calendar contains warming Bourbon, rye, Tennessee whiskey, and lots more in 24 cute 300ml bottles. You’ll find an array of flavour profiles and styles made by some signature producers too. Delicious!

    VIEW AT MASTER OF MALT | £134.95