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The Boozy Advent Calendars To Buy This Year

Boozy advent calendars have gone from novelty to must-have holiday season accessory. If you haven't come across the boozy advent calendar for you yet, this list should help.

  • Drinks by the Dram Spirit Calendars ($164+)

    Drinks by the Dram has been in the boozy-advent-calendar-producing business for a few years now, and that experience shows. It has calendars for every spirit you can think of, from Japanese whisky to chili vodka to old and rare whiskey. The calendars are available from Master of Malt for international shipping and range from $164 to $829 depending on which you choose.

  • Jack Daniel's Advent Calendar ($69)

    Jack Daniel’s will debut its own advent calendar in November, complete with 23 mini bottles spanning the Jack Daniel’s portfolio. Open a door each day to find the original Tennessee whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Jack Daniel’s Gentleman Jack or Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel. Window number seven (see what it did there?) even contains a special prize.

  • Fever-Tree Gin & Tonic Advent Calendar ($78)

    Fever-Tree has released the ultimate Gin & Tonic advent calendar, featuring 24 doors that conceal 12 50-milliliter bottles of gin and 12 cans of Fever-Tree tonic water. Gin brands include Warner Edwards, Portobello Road and Hendrick’s. Fever-Tree tonic flavors include aromatic and elderflower. Unfortunately, the calendar will only be available in the U.K. at select Waitrose stores for £60 ($78), as well as on its website.

  • Baileys Advent Calendar ($21)

    If you’d prefer your alcohol and chocolate in one advent calendar, Baileys just came to the rescue. The Irish cream producer introduced its own advent calendar this year, containing three days of mini bottles of Baileys and 21 days of truffles. The mini bottles feature Baileys Original, Baileys Coffee and Baileys Orange Truffle. It’s only available for shipping within the U.K. and at Debenhams stores.

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  • Wine Lovers' Advent Calendar ($130)

    Direct Wines announced the nationwide launch of its new Wine Lovers’ advent calendar this year. Each of the calendar’s 24 windows holds one-quarter bottle (187 milliliters) of wine. The selection itself is, of course, a surprise, but some of the wines the company notes include a top Champagne with two gold medals, a Bordeaux from the 2015 vintage and a five-star estate Rioja.

  • Aldi Wine Advent Calendar ($70)

    Aldi, the discount grocery chain already well-known for its affordable wines and award-winning spirits, announced it will debut itswine advent calendar in the U.S. for the first time this year. Each $70 calendar comes with 24 mini bottles of wine, which comes out to less than $3 per bottle.

  • Sparkling Wine Advent Calendar ($70)

    'Tis the season for celebration, and what says celebration better than sparkling wine? The Pip Stop Superstar sparkling advent calendar features prosecco, cava, Champagne and sparkling rosé. It's only available in the U.K. for now, so you'll have to ask Santa to sneak it across the pond for you.

  • Spirits Advent Calendar ($59)

    Washington state's Heritage Distilling is producing a calendar this year with a variety of its spirits, delighting just about every drinker. The calendar contains 24 50-milliliter bottles of Brown Sugar bourbon, BSB 103, Elk Rider bourbon, Elk Rider rye, Elk Rider vodka, Elk Rider Crisp gin, Dual Barrel Old Fashioned Ready bourbon, Dual Barrel Old Fashioned Ready rye, Coffee Flavored vodka, Vanilla Flavored vodka and Blood Orange Flavored vodka. Some U.S. states are exempt from shipping due to local liquor laws, so be sure to check their website when completing your purchase.

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  • Beer Advent Calendar ($90)

    The beer advent calendar includes 12 individual top-rated craft beers for each of the 12 days of Christmas. It also includes a stainless-steel bottle opener, beer holder and coaster of your choice. Some U.S. states are exempt from shipping due to local liquor laws, so be sure to check their website when completing your purchase.