5 Of The Best Alcohol Advent Calendars To Order Immediately


The holiday season is just that, huh? the season built around giving, sharing and rejoicing in the holiday spirit. Although everyone follows their own rituals, one of my favorite traditions growing up was an advent calendar that was dusted off every December 1st. What started with chocolates and small cakes evolved with age, as small trinkets like pens and lip balms replaced simple candies.

In the adult years, advents seemed to fall by the wayside, but in fact, adult-themed calendars are more popular than ever. If you’re looking to spark that nostalgic cheer in someone’s life to really kick off the holiday season, surprise them with one of these alcoholic advent calendars delivered right to their doorstep. From whiskey to wine, beer to ash, here are five fast-selling alcohol calendars you’ll want to order now while they’re in stock.

Woodford Reserve 8-Day Cocktail Advent Calendar

Bourbon lovers will appreciate this festive calendar filled with eight different ingredients that will spice up their nightly cocktail. Without giving everything away, expect individual batches of craft mixers and barrel-aged bitters from the mixology team at Woodford Reserve, including spicy cherry and chocolate flavors. There are only eight windows to look back, so time this accordingly; perhaps a December 16 start will lead to Christmas cocktails perfectly. SRP $145.95, williams-sonoma.com

VINEBOX 24 Nights of Summer

If you know a wine lover, the VINEBOX advent calendar is for them. Available as 12 Nights of Wine ($129) or 24 Nights of Wine ($199), this tasting experience includes premium European wines that have been curated by the brand’s team of sommeliers. The 12 night option comes in two styles: the Holi-DAY box is filled with fresh, bright and vibrant styles while the ‘Twas the Night box includes bold, silky and rich choices. The 24-night calendar is a collection of whites, reds and some roses. getvinebox.com

Paul Sake Prayer Advent Calendar

This sake calendar is a unique gift for both that special foodie in your life who enjoys fermented rice drink, and the one you never know what to buy for. There are only 500 calendars available, filled to the brim with four liters of sake, all hand-picked by Namazake Paul, a sake distributor based in Portland, Oregon (ships nationwide). You’ll get your money’s worth as 23 doors reveal collectible 180ml sake glasses – including every major sake style such as Honjozo, Junmai, Ginjo, Nigori – plus a full-size bottle out of the box on the last day that It was meant to be toasted on Christmas Eve. The delivery also includes a manual with tasting notes and key terminology to provide a lasting educational component to this gift. SRP $300, namazakepaul.com

Brewvana 12 Beers of Christmas

Brew crew, this one’s for you. This beer box includes 12 craft beers covering a range of styles, from double IPAs to stouts, from independent breweries across the country. The calendar is rooted in the traditional 12 days of Christmas, so they recommend giving this Advent on Christmas Day to last until January 5; however, of course, it depends on the donor. Stocking stuffers are also included throughout the box, such as candies, candies and beer-branded swag. If your recipient decides to do the real 12-day experience, they can join the night’s virtual beer tasting with Brewvana’s panel of beer experts. SRP $95, brewvana.com

The usual collection of Chrismukkah wines

This 20-bottle collection covers all the bases, including 12 selections of red, rosé, white and sparkling wines from across California, as well as a collection of eight spritzes. Although the box isn’t in the typical advent calendar style, the bottles are all single-serving, so you can curate your schedule, choosing which drink you want to enjoy each day. SRP $109, usualwines.com


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