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Best boozy Advent calendars 2018


Count down to Christmas while stocking up your drinks cupboard – Advent calendars filled with wine, beer or spirits are all the rage. Here are our top alcoholic Advent calendars for 2018.

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The Snaffling Pig Co. pork crackling & beer Advent calendar 

Snaffling Pig beer advent calendar on white background

Hot on the trotters of The Snaffling Pig Co’s popular pork crackling Advent calendar comes this collaboration with the Meantime Brewing Company. Behind each window is a bag of scratchings and a bottle of beer. Three cheers to that. 

Buy from The Snaffling Pig Co. (£65)

M&S festive cocktails Advent calendar 

Marks and Spencer cocktail advent calendar in star shape on white background

An on-trend calendar that ticks both the booze and chocolate boxes, this high-street buy features cocktail truffles in bellini and buck’s fizz flavours, plus a bottle of something stronger… 

Buy from M&S (£25)

Laithwaite's wine Advent calendar

Laithwaites wine Advent calendar on white background

Wine merchants Laithwaite's has selected some of its finest bottles to feature in this boozy Advent calendar. Expect on-trend New Zealand sauvignon blanc, Australian shiraz, fizz and more, plus a special surprise on Christmas Eve.

Buy from Laithwaites (£79.99)

Chase Distillery spirits Advent calendar

Chase Distillery Advent calendar on white background

This elegant, luxury calendar from Chase Distillery offers a little bit of everything – although in 12 days rather than 25. Inside the drawers, you’ll find fine British gin, vodka and liqueur. 

Buy from 31Dover (£59.95)

First 4 Hampers fizz Advent calendar 

Fizz Advent calendar on white background

The height of pre-Christmas decadence, this heavyweight box is filled with miniature bottles of prosecco, cava and champagne. If you have a big budget and fancy seeing out the year in style, this is for you. 

Buy from First 4 Hampers (£125)

That Boutique-y Gin Company Advent calendar

Gin advent calendar on white background with mini bottles of gin

Super-cool spirits brand That Boutique-y Gin Company specialises in adventurous flavours. This calendar features such wild and wonderful gin variants as spit-roasted pineapple and Swedish rose, with a different flavour behind every door. Bulk-buy your tonic water and let the gin adventure commence.

Buy from 31 Dover £99.95

Honest Brew beer Advent calendar

Honest Brew Advent calendar on white background

This beer calendar features products from a great selection of craft breweries, including Manchester's super-cool Cloudwater, plus Honest Brew's own collaborative beers, created with the likes of Northern Monk. Behind each window is a can or bottle, with not a boring brew in sight. 

Buy from Honest Brew (£69.90)


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