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Sip Your Way To The Festive Season With These Boozy Advent Calendars

Get into the festive spirit.

Every year, without fail, it never ceases to surprise us how quickly Christmas creeps up.
Before we know it, Michael Bublé echoes in every store, Love Actually is on TV and it's time to begin counting down to the big day in the best way possible—with a boozy advent calendar.
Whether your go-to bar order is as sophisticated as Emma D'Arcy's viral negroni sbagliato with prosecco or you stick to a classic G&T, there's an alcohol advent calendar for everyone.
We've found the best alcohol advent calendars to shop this 2022 from beer advent calendars to gin and tonics.

Best Gin Advent Calendars

Drinks By The Dram Gin Advent Calendar, $125.30 at Master Of Malt
This expertly-curated collection features 24 wax-sealed bottles of gin from around the world and includes long-time favourites as well as latest must-try tipples, housed in four different designs in case you're wanting to put your pick on display.
1st Edition 30ml Advent Calendar, $199 at Gintonica
Featuring 24 of Australia's best craft gins, this advent calendar will have you crafting G&T's, negronis and martinis throughout the festive season.
Fever Tree Gin & Tonic Advent Calendar, $145 at David Jones
What's a great gin without a perfectly matched tonic? With this spirited calendar which pairs 12 handpicked global and Australian gins with their ideal Fever Tree tonics, you'll never have to find out.

Best Whisky Advent Calendars

Whiskyrocks Dram A Day Advent Calendar, $399 at Hardtofind.
Sip your way through 24 different whiskies from across the country ranging all of which come with mini-me distillery labels if you're also about the aesthetic of the calendar.
Drinks By The Dram Whisky Advent Calendar Explorer Edition, $147 at Master of Malt
Whether they're a whisky connoisseur or a casual consumer, this whisky advent calendar, featuring 24 different drops, will hit the spot for every tastebud.
Fever Tree Whisky & Ginger Advent Calendar, $150 at David Jones
Following suit from their iconic gin and tonic calendar, Fever Tree has the perfect pairing in their ginger ale and 12 different whiskies from around the world, for all those who have an affinity for the dry cocktail.

Best Rum Advent Calendars

Drinks By The Dram Rum Advent Calendar, $218 at Master Of Malt
Twenty-four little bottles of liquid sunshine await inside this rum-filled advent calendar featuring a variety of incredible producers both large and small from around the world.
Drinks By The Dram Spiced Rum Advent Calendar, $145 at Master of Malt
For those who prefer to spice it up, this new edition from Master of Malt is the gift that keeps on giving with spiced and exotic flavoured rums from around the globe, including our personal favourite from Dead Man's Finger.

Best Vodka Advent Calendars

Drinks By The Dram Vodka Advent Calendar, $145 at Master of Malt The staple of the liquor cabinets everywhere is often overlooked when it comes to gifting but for those who stand by the spirit as a their drink of choice there are plenty of exciting offerings inside this calendar including old classics and eccentric flavours.

Best Wine Advent Calendars

Wine Advent Calendar, from $295 at Good Pair Days
When it comes to wine, we know what we like (and what we don't), which is exactly why we're opting for this calendar from Good Pair Days offering a choice between reds, sparkling, chillable (white, rose, sparkling) and mixed (reds and chillables) as well as classic, fancy or extra fancy.
2022 Wine Advent Calendar, $140 at Virgin Wines
If you consider yourself somewhat of a wine savant you'll love this advent calendar featuring 24 miniature bottles of red, white and rosé from Australia and across the globe.

Best Beer Advent Calendars

Beer Advent Calendar, $139.99 at Brewquets
Featuring 24 different beers from around Australia and one from across the ditch in New Zealand, this calendar is a beer-enthusiasts delight, also coming with guided tasting notes for each brew for those who love being in the know.
BoozeBud Beer Advent Calendar, $179.99 at Booze Bud
For those who prefer a tasty brew, you can't pass up this advent calendar stocked with 25 of Australia's best craft beers including pale ales, hazy pales, pilsners, IPAs, XPAs, sours, stouts and more.
Please remember to drink responsibly. If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Alcohol and Other Drug hotline 1800 250 015 or call Lifeline on 13 11 14.