While there’s nothing wrong with yummy chocolate and traditional advent calendars, alcoholic alternatives are quickly becoming the new boozy way to countdown the holiday season.
Whether it’s gin, vodka, rum, wine, whisky or fizz, alcoholic advent calendars are packed with full-throttle merriness guaranteed to help make the 2019 festive season one to remember.
The Vodka Explorers Advent Calendar
If you are already a vodka fan, or someone coming to the tipple with fresh taste buds, this Drinks by the Dram Vodka Explorer Advent Calendar is the ticket to vodka heaven.
The unique rye-based calendar takes vodka lovers on a journey around the world of vodka without leaving the comfort of your home.
Behind each window sits 24 recognised 30ml bottles of vodka from Stolichnaya, Ciroc, and Kettle One, along with a range of new brands.
£99.95, Master of Malt
Tipsy Tree Advent Calendar
An advent calendar with a very different look, feel and, of course, taste.
This cute wooden countdown resembles a traditional wine rack shaped like a boozy Christmas tree.
The countdown manages to hold 24 different mini-bottles of wine and fizz, perfect for those looking for a bubbly treat.
£84.99, Getting Personal
Virgin Wines Advent Calendar
Virgin Wines have returned for 2019 with not one wine advent calendar, but a choice of a whopping five calendars.
Each of the calendars contain either all red, all white, a mix wines or two new versions; a gin and craft beer calendar.
Each are filled with 24 bottles of award winning booze to help make the countdown season extra-fun.
From £69.99, Virgin Wines
Prosecco ‘O’ Clock Advent Calendar
Fun, quirky and incredibly drinkable, prosecoo is a staple of the festive season, so why not enjoy a new flavour every day in December.
The wheel shaped calendar features 12 bottles of premium prosecco includes rose, brut, dry, cave and even moscato.
£109.95, Not on the High Street
Fever-Tree Gin & Tonic Advent Calendar
When it comes to sourcing that perfect companion for your gin, Fever-Tree should be the first and last stop.
The mixer specialists advent calendar includes a selection of 12 craft and premium gins along with 12 cans of Fever-Tree tonic to help make the time pass to time Christmas day pass quicker.
The mixers can be paired with gins included in the calendar or with spirits already in your drinks cabinet.
While these delicious tipple calendars can seem a slightly over-the-top, the reality is behind each of the windows, the bottles contain a modest alcoholic measure, so there’s little chance of any large-scale hangovers after you have had a try of each bottle.
Very Old & Rare Advent Calendar
If you, or someone special to you, loves a glass of whisky, then the Drinks by the Dram Very Old & Rare advent calendar is a must-have Christmas countdown companion for 2019.
The ultra-expensive calendar includes 24 glass drams of some of the most rare and sought after whiskies from around the world.
Behind each of the doors is a different 30ml dram of famous whisky from the most revered distillers. There is even a sample from one bottle valued at over £13,000.
£9,999, Master of Malt
Chase Distillery Twelve Festive Spirits
When it comes to gin and vodka advent calendars, the Chase Distillery 12-door countdown could be the cream of the crop.
The boozy calendar features some of the brands most iconic and best selling spirits, along with a host of new and interesting flavours, perfect for the wintry season.
£50, Chase Distillery
The Gin Explorers Advent Calendar
If you are a true fan of the world of gin, or just a casual juniper sampler, the Gin Explorers advent calendar by Drinks by the Dram is ideal for both this 2019 season.
This gin calendar is packed with 24 wax-sealed 30ml bottles from 17 gin distilleries, from an amazing five different countries around the world.
£99.99, Master of Malt
Tequila Advent Calendar
Thinking of something very different this Christmas? Tired of the typical gin, whisky, vodka, or wine?
Why not Tequila?
The Mexican national tipple could be the perfect way to get your winter fires burning, not to mention the perfect gift to introduce drinkers to the lip-smacking spirit.
With 24 bottles from 15 different distilleries, this advent calendar will leave you with a fiery taste in your mouth.
£124.95, Master of Malt
The Whisky Advent Calendar
If you are struggling for gift ideas for that special whisky lover in your life, the Whisky alcoholic advent calendar has arrived to help.
The whisky calendar includes 24 beautifully curated drams by 21 whisky distilleries from eight countries.
Lovers of single malt, blended, and bourbon will find themselves well looked after with this calendar. It’ll also open casual whisky drinkers up to a new world of the spirit.
£149, Master of Malt
The Rum Advent Calendar
If vodka, gin, wine, fizz or whisky doesn’t get your mouth watering, the delicious tropical tastes of rum could be the spirit advent calendar to help count down the days until Christmas.
Behind each door of this Drinks by the Dram calendar is 24 bottles of sweet rum from an amazing 15 countries.
All manor of styles are taken care of, with the likes of dark, white, spiced and even rum agricole all on hand to help keep you nice an warm during the chilly, wintry season.
£149.99, Master of Malt