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​Eight of the best boozy advent calendars this Christmas

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: November 18, 2016

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​Eight of the best boozy advent calendars this Christmas

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If you fancy something with a little more of a kick than a chunk of chocolate, these alcohol infused advent calendars might be the thing you've been looking for.

They are the ultimate indulgence and there's a selection for everyone no matter what your choice of tipple is- from beers, wines and spirits.

Check out our top picks of the best alcoholic advent calendars on the high street this year.

The Beer Hawk Craft Beer, £75

This beer advent calendar contains 24 bottles and cans of fantastic beer from all over the world plus a craft beer tasting glass to make sure you enjoy every one. The festive mood is guaranteed with pale ales, pilsners, saisons, stouts, IPAs, weissbiers, dubbels, tripels and more. Expect to discover the likes of Brooklyn, Camden, Birra del Borgo, Flying Dog and other world class breweries, with bottles that retail for anything up to £3.79 each and some as strong as 10% ABV. The price includes free delivery.

The Gin Bottling Note, £124.95

Forget counting down to Christmas with a chocolate calendar and instead countdown to with this gin advent . It has a selection of 24 different 3cl drams of juniper-based beverage - gin! There's fantastic gins of all different styles from all around the world to be enjoyed within this calendar, perfect for sipping in all manner of tasty cocktails. The ginspiration calendar comes with a selection of miniature bottles from around the world and includes some peculiar ones like bathtub gin, death's door and ungava choices.

Baileys Original Irish cream and chocolate, £4.99

Strictly speaking you won't find a miniature bottle of Baileys behind every door of this calendar. It comes with 24 chocolate squares and one bottle of 5cl Baileys original Irish cream. If you know a special someone with a taste for liqueur this chocolate and alcohol advent calendar will satisfy both your sweet tooth and those who enjoy a Christmas tipple.

Vodka, £99.95

Make the lead up to Christmas even better with this boozy vodka calendar filled with 24 of the finest vodkas from award-winning Russian, Polish and French spirits to fabulous American drinks. Behind each door is a handmade wax-sealed 3cl bottle of a different vodka. Explore vodkas from across the globe, from boutique producers to world-renowned brands, from smooth and supple to peppery and complex.

Chase Distillery, £112.50

If you can't decide on your favourite tipple this Chase Distillery advent has something for everyone from flavoured vodkas, gins and liquers. The calendar includes 24 5cl miniatures of 14 different Chase products: Williams GB Gin, Chase Vodka, Chase Elderflower Liqueur, Williams Elegant Gin, Chase Marmalade Vodka, Chase Rhubarb Vodka, Williams Sloe & Mulberry Gin, Chase Naked, Chase Blackcurrant Liqueur, Chase Smoked Vodka, Williams Seville Orange Gin Chase Raspberry Liqueur, Williams Pink Grapefruit Gin, Limoncello.

HonestBrew's 24 beers of Christmas, £64.90

A perfect gift for a beer lover this Honest Brew calendar has a selection of approachable craft beers from leading breweries such as Beavertown, BrewDog, Magic Rock, Wild Beer Co, Tuatara, 8 Degrees, Fourpure, Buxton, Moor, Northern Monk, One Mile End and more. There's also some bag of Propercorn popcorn and a special bottle of New Zealand beer inside for Christmas Eve.

Scotch whisky, £300

The Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar contains 25 miniature bottles of scotch whisky from Wemyss Malts, A.D. Rattray, Samaroli, The Malt Whisky Co. and Single Cask Nation. In all the calendar features 19 single malts, 4 blended malts, 1 single grain and 1 blended scotch whisky. In addition the set features a Spiegelau glass, a lapel pin plus a booklet telling you all about the bottlers and with space for your tasting notes on each whisky.

Chase 24 days of Christmas spirit, £130

The Chase advent contains 24 50ml miniatures from Chase Distillery. It includes two Chase vodkas, rhubarb vodka, marmalade vodka, smoked vodka, elderflower liqueur, blackcurrant liqueur, raspberry liqueur, Williams GB gin, Williams Elegant gin, pink grapefruit gin, Williams Seville orange Gin, Pococello, Naked Chase apple Vodka and Williams Chase Sloe & Mulberry gin.


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