Get into the festive spirit with these alcohol advent calendars

Warning: last year these sold out fast!
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The sun is shining, the end of year is drawing closer and we all know what that means – the countdown to Christmas is on.

With Santa’s visit only around the corner, there’s no better time to get into the festive with a few festive spirits.

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And what better way to celebrate the countdown than with an alcohol advent calendar? A more grown-up take on the chocolate advent calendars many of us came to know and love as kids, these alcoholic versions provide friendly tipples to enjoy in the lead up to Christmas Day.

A word of warning though: these bad boys are becoming increasingly popular and sell out faster and faster every year. So don’t let your finger linger too long over “add to cart” or you might just miss out.

Twelve wines of Christmas
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Twelve Wines Of Christmas, from $295 from Good Pair Days

Whether you’re after a box filled with great value bottles that everyone will love, or something special with stunning wines to really impress during the festive season, Good Pair Days have got you covered with three different boxes to choose from – classic, fancy or extra fancy.

Vodka Explore advent calendar
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Vodka Explorer Advent Calendar, $155 from Master of Malt

Each of the 24 windows hides a different 30ml wax-sealed dram of vodka from a host of excellent producers including beloved favourites and new brands.

Whisky Advent Calendar
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Whisky Advent Calendar, on sale $279 from Whisky Loot

A true representation of the whole world of whisky, the Whisky Loot Advent Calendar features whisky from a wide range of countries, including two drams from the ever elusive and exclusive Japan.

Looking for a whisky advent calendar? Shop our detailed guide here.

gin advent calendar
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That Boutique-y Gin Company Advent Calendar, $77 from Master of Malt

That Boutique-y Gin Company and Drinks by the Dram have teamed up to create a gin-lovers dream with 24 wax-sealed bottles to open each day.

rum advent calendar
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24 Days of Rum Christmas Advent Calendar, $199.99 from Dan Murphy’s

Tickle the tastebuds with 24 different varieties of rum from around the world.

Mixed Spirits Advent Calendar
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Mixed Spirits Advent Calendar, on sale $259 from Whisky Loot

Want to mix it up? This is the calendar for you! This calendar includes 24 different premium spirits from across the globe including Japan, Mexico, and Venezuela.

Cognac advent calendar
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24 days of Cognac Christmas Advent Calendar, $279.99 from Dan Murphy’s

This fancy calendar includes 25 different bottles of cognac, endorsed by 1423 so you know it’s going to worth every penny.

cider advent calendar
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BoozeBud Cider Advent Calendar, $135 from BoozeBud

Open a new cider every day from 25 different cider brands, with cloudy apple, pear, passionfruit, blush & apple cherry varieties all included.

Craft Beer advent calendar
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Craft beer advent calendar, $79 from Red Balloon

Perfect for those with a penchant for an expertly brewed drop, this craft beer advent calendar contains 10 different Australian beers from various pales to sours to lagers.

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