Best boozy advent calendars 2022
From high-end whiskies to exclusive craft beers, the countdown to Christmas has never been more fun. Here are our best boozy advent calendars to buy this year
The beauty of a boozy advent calendar (aside from the obvious) is that it’s a great way to try lots of different drinks without having to commit to the expense of larger bottles. We’ve got all bases covered here – from flavoured G&Ts to Japanese whiskies and craft ciders, so get sampling! Check out more advent calendars to buy for all food and drink lovers on the olive shop.
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Best boozy advent calendars
The Whisky Exchange Spirits Advent Calendar, £175, The Whisky Exchange
This next-level advent calendar from the renowned spirits emporium features 24 different fine spirits and liqueurs – from whisky to rum and calvados – plus a special bottle for Christmas Day, with plenty of lesser-known choices and exclusive bottlings. One for the spirits nerd in your life.
That Boutique-y Gin Company Advent Calendar, £69.95, olive shop
If you're a gin lover in search of wacky and innovative flavours then this is the calendar for you. This collaboration between That Boutique-y Gin Company and Drinks by the Dram features 24 x 30ml wax-sealed drams of an eclectic array of gins – we're talking everything from rhubarb and yuzu flavours to cask-aged gins.
Beavertown Craft Beer Advent Calendar, £58, Beavertown
Go on a journey of beer discovery with this Advent calendar offering from Beavertown. Inside the colourful calendar you'll find 24 different beers - a combination of unique new favourites and classics for the Beavertown fan. The clever design breaks down so you can even store your beers in the fridge a few at a time. For £68, here's also a Limited Edition calendar which as 11 limited edition cans inside.
Japanese Whisky Advent Calendar, £249.95, Master of Malt
Japanese whiskies are rightly held in high esteem and this luxe calendar would make a special treat for a dedicated whisky connoisseur. You’ll find 24 different wax-sealed drams from some of the country’s best producers, including Yamazaki, Nikka, Hibiki and more, covering a variety of styles and expressions.
Fortnum & Mason Spirits & Liqueurs Advent Calendar, £250, Fortnum & Mason
This showstopping calendar features 25 different spirits and liqueurs from British producers, with a wealth of interesting creations including London-made white rum, English single malt whisky, Somerset cherry liqueur and heather honey gin.
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24 Days of Rum Advent Calendar, £99, Harvey Nichols
We often think of rum as a spirit just for cocktails but the best ones are designed to be sipped and savoured like you would a fine wine or whisky. This calendar offers premium rums from an impressive 24 different countries, ranging from traditional rum producers like Jamaica, Cuba and Martinique to more unusual locations such as The Netherlands and Australia. You'll also find a range of different styles, from aged dark rums to white, rhum agricole, arrack and cachaça. All of this comes with tasting notes and two glasses for sipping.
Laithwaite’s Wine Advent Calendar, £79.99, Laithwaite’s
We were impressed with the value for money that this calendar offers, with 23 different 187ml bottles, plus a half bottle of champagne to open up on Christmas Eve. What’s not to love? This calendar offers a mix of reds and whites, but there are options for all-reds and all-whites. New for 2022 is a fine wine advent calendar (£150), which contains 24 samples of extra-special wines.
Fever-Tree, The Ultimate Gin & Tonic Advent Calendar, £60, Ocado
Posh tonic water experts Fever Tree have supplied everything you need for a G&T-fuelled December, with 12 x 50mls of craft gin (think the likes of Sipsmith, Chase and Hendricks) and 12 cans of Fever-Tree tonic and mixer.
Flavourly Craft Beer Canvent Calendar, £59.95, Flavourly
A great-value boozy advent calendar from online craft-beer specialist Flavourly, featuring 24 different 330ml beers from small indie breweries across the country. What's included is a surprise until you open the calendar, but could include brews from the likes of Brewgooder, Siren, Quantock and more.
Nio 12-Day Advent Cocktail Box, £115, Nio Cocktails
This crowd-pleasing calendar contains 24 of Nio's excellent pre-made cocktails and accompanying garnishes. Expect plenty of classics, from margaritas to manhattans, as well lesser-known cocktails – white lady, anyone?
Port Advent Calendar, £89.95, Vintage Wine & Port
Port and Christmas are natural bedfellows and this is a great showcase for Douro Valley port producer Quevedo, with 24 x 50ml bottles of their best offerings, including tawny, white, ruby, rrosé and late bottled vintage varieties.
Ultimate Cider Advent Calendar, £92.50, Crafty Nectar
24 bottles from some of the UK’s best artisan cider producers, including the likes of Tom Oliver and Pilton. Expect nothing but 100% apple juice ciders (a sign of a quality product), plus interactive tasting notes and a cider tasting guide. Crafty Nectar will also plant a tree for every calendar purchased.
Beer Hawk 2022 Advent Calendar, £85, Beer Hawk
This bumper calendar comes with 25 exclusive beers – you won't find them anywhere else – from across Europe. Expect brews from the likes of Mikeller, Thornbridge, Jopen and more, with each selected to highlight something interesting, such as use of local ingredients or unique brewing method.
A Whisky Tour of Scotland Advent Calendar, £173.20, Amazon
If you'd like to explore Scotch whisky in depth then this sumptuous calendar is for you. Containing 24 rare and aged single cask and blended whiskies from across Scotland's five whisky-producing regions, all packaged in a beautiful handmade wooden cabinet.
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