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Best alcohol advent calendars in Australia

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The best alcohol advent calendars in Australia

If you're looking for a unique way to count down the days until Christmas, why not try an alcohol advent calendar? These calendars are filled with miniature bottles of wine, beer, and spirits, and can be a great way to enjoy a different drink each day leading up to the holiday.

There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing an alcohol advent calendar. First, decide what type of drinks you want to include. If you're a beer lover, there are calendars specifically for beer lovers, with various beers to try. If you prefer wine, there are also wine-centric calendars available. And if you like a little bit of everything, there are general alcohol advent calendars that include a mix of drinks.

To help you find the perfect alcohol advent calendars for your holiday countdowns, our team has evaluated various options from brands like Fever Tree, Liquorkart, White Possum, and more. We picked alcohol advent calendars based on key product features such as variety, value for money and packaging.

Read more detail on our methodology below.


Good Pair Days Twelve Wines of Christmas

Best overall alcohol advent calendar

Good Pair Days Twelve Wines of Christmas
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Pros

  • Wide range of wines
  • Comes with tumblers and wine bottle table cooler

Cons

  • Doesn’t include other alcohol or spirit types
  • The cheapest option is still pricey

This Good Pair Days advent calendar features fancy wines and boujee options, perfect for any lover. It's a great way to countdown to Christmas in style while keeping you nice and cool during the hot days ahead.

One of our picks for the best advent calendars for 2022, this comes with twelve of the brand's highest-rated bottles, a range of new wines, and one or two of Good Pair Days' perennial faves. You also get special recipes, pairings and tasting notes to guide you into the best holiday wine-tasting experience—in the comfort of your home.


Beer Cartel Beer Advent Calendar

Best beer advent calendar

Beer Cartel Beer Advent Calendar
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This 25-piece calendar will add more spice to the holiday season for beer lovers. Housed in understated festive packaging, Beer Cartel's advent calendar features exclusive beers from Australian breweries including Mountain Culture, Hawkers, Deeds and Akasha.

The whole package is priced at $169.99, plus delivery. Whether you want to gift it to your loved ones or enjoy them all for yourself, this beer advent calendar is one of the best ways to countdown to Christmas while keeping cool during hot summer days.


Laithwates Wine Advent Calendar

Best wine advent calendar

Laithwates Wine Advent Calendar
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Pros

  • Different wines from around the world
  • Colourful and sleek packaging

Cons

  • Limited supply
  • Only for pre-order as of writing time

Laithwates' Wine Advent Calendar is the ultimate gift for wine connoisseurs this holiday. It features whites, reds, and rosés from different vineyards across the globe. Some of the wines come from Australia, France, Italy, and more.

The calendar offers 23 piccolo-size wines and one bottle of Prosecco for you to enjoy come Christmas Eve. There are also wines exclusive to the brand, making it a festive way to explore different wines for the season. However, the calendar comes in limited supply, and you can only pre-order it for delivery in mid-November.


Liquor Loot Global Gin Advent Calendar

Best gin advent calendar

Liquor Loot Global Gin Advent Calendar
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This gin advent calendar from Liquor Loot offers 24 gins from around the world. The package includes classic dry, navy strength and exotic-flavoured gins to suit any taste.

The pack includes a booklet with facts about each distillery, tasting notes, flavour profiles and suggested tonic pairings. Contains 24 x 30mL premium Gin tasters.


Drinks by the Dram Peaty Whisky Advent Calendar

Best whisky advent calendar

Drinks by the Dram Peaty Whisky Advent Calendar
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Pros

  • Wide range of selection
  • Ideal for peated whisky fans

Cons

  • Only 30ml per bottle
  • Not the most festive packaging

Handpicked by the brand's expert team, this year's whisky advent calendar from Drinks by the Dram is perfect for peated whisky fans. This features bottles with a good dose of aromatics as well as adventurous options to make your holidays a whole lot more festive.

The advent calendar offers 24 wax-sealed 30ml drams behind its doors, from producers like Smokehead, Smokyshores, Rock Island and Big Peat. The drams are housed inside a vivid and festive red box, which the brand says is recyclable.


Drinks by the Dram 24 Days of Cognac Calendar

Best cognac advent calendar

Drinks by the Dram 24 Days of Cognac Calendar
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Pros

  • Comes with tasting notes
  • Elegant packaging

Cons

  • Only 20ml each dram
  • Not cheap

This cognac advent calendar comes in elegant gold and black packaging and contains 24 cognacs to celebrate the holidays.

Endorsed by 1423, it features a wide range of options to cap off each day leading to Christmas. Behind the first door, you'll find a tasting glass to set the tone. The rest includes 24 cognacs of various flavour profiles, aromas and textures. Some of the cognacs are from distilleries in Chateau de Montifaud, Thor Heyerdahl, Pasquinet, Nansen, and Brillet. The drams also have specially designed labels. They come with a tasting notes folder, too.


Drinks by the Dram 24 Days of Rum Christmas Advent Calendar

Best rum advent calendar

Drinks by the Dram 24 Days of Rum Christmas Advent Calendar
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Pros

  • Comes with a tasting glass
  • Festive packaging

Cons

  • There are more affordable options out there
  • Only 30ml each

Great as a gift for loved ones or yourself, this advent calendar contains 24 different rums and a tasting glass.

This advent calendar offers 24 flavourful rums so you can celebrate the season in style. Samples include Don Papa Small Batch Rum, MarlinSpike Rum, Takamaka Grankaz, and Worthy Park Single Estate Reserve.

And while it's not the most affordable option on our list, this advent calendar will surely transport you and your tastebud to the world of rich and flavourful alcohol to make your holidays extra special.


Top Shelf Tequila 100% Agave Advent Calendar

Best tequila advent calendar

Top Shelf Tequila 100% Agave Advent Calendar
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Pros

  • 100% agave
  • 50ml each dram

Cons

  • Pre-order only
  • Pricey

You can celebrate the holidays in style with a variety of 100% premium agave tequila from Top Shelf Tequila's advent calendar.

This includes blancos, reposando, and more. In each bottle, there is 50ml to help you ring on your special day all week long, perfect for sharing or gifting as well. The tequilas are packed in mini boxes inside another colourful box, making it an adventure to open every day leading to Christmas.

And if you're up for something different, the brand also offers mezcal and mixed options to suit your taste.


Drinks by the Drams Vodka Advent Calendar

Best vodka advent calendar

Drinks by the Drams Vodka Advent Calendar
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Pros

  • Wildcard and popular options included
  • Value for money

Cons

  • Doesn’t come with a tasting glass
  • Content may change without notice

Expertly handpicked by the brand's team, this advent calendar is the perfect start to exploring the world of vodka. It offers 24 adventurous and classic options at just $145.

Behind each door, you'll get a 30ml taster for each day of your festive countdown. The advent calendar also features popular and wildcard choices from various producers. Some of the options include Black Cow Pure Milk Vodka, Mamont Vodka, Ciroc Vodka, and 06 Vodka Rosé.


Liquor Loot Global Spirits Advent Calendar

Best mixed spirits advent calendar

Liquor Loot Global Spirits Advent Calendar
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Pros

  • Wide range of spirits options
  • Comes with a tasting booklet

Cons

  • May not suit everyone’s palate
  • Not cheap

The Liquor Loot Global Spirits Advent Calendar packs in 24 premium spirits handpicked for their craftsmanship, cultural heritage and diversity. It includes gins, whiskies, rums and Tequilas renowned distilleries such as The Glenlivet and Hennessy.

Each spirit measures 30mL and you also get a tasting notes booklet with suggested pairings for those who prefer mixed beverages.


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Why you can trust our picks

We considered the following brands of alcohol advent calendars:

  • 24 Days
  • 919 Wines
  • Boat O’Craigo
  • BoozeBud
  • Brunswick Aces
  • Copper & Oak
  • DeBortoli
  • Drinks by the Dram
  • Fever Tree
  • Gintonica
  • Good Pair Days
  • Kent Street Cellars
  • Laithwates
  • Liquorkart
  • Master of Malt
  • MK Collective
  • Neo Australia
  • Spirits Loot
  • Sugarbird
  • The Beer Drop
  • The Boutique-y Gin
  • The Whisky Club
  • Top Shelf Tequila
  • Treasury Wine Estates
  • Whisky Loot
  • White Possum
  • Wine People

We then researched each product and its features and ended up with what we believe are the 10 best alcohol advent calendars available right now in Australia.


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