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5 alcohol advent calendars for a very jolly countdown to Christmas

Sipping into the silly season.
Master of Malt.

The month of Yuletide gaiety is upon us, meaning as is the spell for toasting to all things fine and dandy. And what better way is there to ring in the silly season — while also stocking up for it — than with a alcohol advent calendar?

From old and rare whisky advent calendars to gin and tonic advent calendars, there’s a drinkable Christmas countdown for every distillery fiend. To help you really embody the festive spirit this year, we’ve rounded up some of the best alcohol advent calendars of 2023.

Read on for our curated edit to have yourself a merry little Cheersmas.

5 luxe alcohol advent calendars for the Christmas countdown

2023 wine advent calendar, $150, Laithwaites

Featuring award-winning wines, Laithwates’ wine advent calendar boasts a half-bottle of Italian Prosecco and 23 mini bottles including the likes of trophy winners McLaren Vale Shiraz and a citrussy Trebbiano.


Liquor Loot 2023 alcohol advent calendars, from $309, Hardtofind

From award-winning gins to striking tequilas, Liquor Loot has 10 different types of alcohol advent calendars including Australian spirits and Japanese whisky editions. A global curation of premium spirits including ones from renowned distilleries such as Patron, Hennessy and The Glenlivet.


12 Wines of Christmas advent calendar + free gift, from $295, Good Pair Days

With nine surprise vintage quality combos featuring both independent and iconic bottles to choose from, a Good Pair Days advent calendar makes the countdown all the more smooth.


Drinks by the Dram Peaty whisky advent calendar, $286, Master of Malt

Perfect for the peat fiend, this Drinks by the Dram advent calendar features 24 wax-sealed samples of smoky whiskies from Scotland. Slàinte mhath!


Drinks by the Dram Old and Rare whisky advent calendar, $1909, Master of Malt

Behind a door and within a drawer is a different 30ml wax-sealed dram of rare and well-aged whiskey. Accompanied by a Glencairn tasting glass, you’re all ready to taste the 24 samples – from a Balblair 25-year-old whiskey to a Glenfiddich 30-year-old whiskey.


Please remember to drink responsibly. If you or someone you know needs help, the Alcohol Drug Information Service (ADIS) is available 24/7 on 1800 250 015 or call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

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