If you love your evening tipple, you need to check out the lineup of alcohol advent calendars in Australia for 2018 - because what better way is there to countdown to Christmas than with a daily sip?
Advent calendars for adults sure have come a long way over recent years, and each year we're seeing more and more varieties introduced, particularly in the genres of beauty and booze.
Keep this page bookmarked! We'll be updating it as new products are released.
Beer Advent Calendars:
A beer-filled advent calendar will have you well on your way to a very hoppy Christmas. Some renowned independant breweries have jumped aboard the Christmas beer train this year, and there are some cracking advent calendars to choose from.
2018 CANVENT Advent-Ure Calendar
From Carwyn Cellers comes a somewhat epic advent calendar for 2018 filled with 24 all-Australian and purpose-brewed beers. All of the beers included are premium craft beers and they have been curated from some of the country's best craft breweries. Price: $150. Get it here.
Beer Cartel Advent Calendar 2018
The Beer Cartel's annual Christmas countdown is a very popular one for the craft beer drinkers. It contains 25 beers from 25 different independent Australian breweries. The box is cleverly designed to fit in fridges, too! Price: $114.99. (Early-bird price.) Get it here.
Crafty Brew Advent Calendar 2018
The Crafty Brew Advent Calendar for 2018 contains 24 delicious Aussie beers, all packaged up in a space-themed advent box. Expect to see some summer ales, and some newcomers from Five Barrel Brewery. Price: $129 (pre-order price). Get it here.
Copper & Oak Beer Advent Calendar 2018
Unlike many of the other other beer-filled advent calendars on offer for 2018, the Copper & Oak Premium Advent Calendar contains beers from all over the world! You get 25 different beers in either bottles or cans, some of which are limited editions. Price: $115. Get it here.
Bucket Boys Advent Calendar 2018
The 12 Days Of Christmas Advent Calendar from The Bucket Boys is very special indeed. Not only are all 12 bottles hand-wrapped in Christmas paper, but you also get a signature glass, a tasting guide and a t-shirt! The 12 Days of Christmas calendar is designed to kick off on the 14th of December, so for 12 days you can enjoy some seriously fabulous beers. There is also a cider version available. Price: $139 (pre-order price). Get it here.
Wine Advent Calendars:
Despite Australia being famous for producing some of the best wine in the world, wine advent calendars haven't been widely available here in recent years. Thankfully, it's all changing, and this year there are some great options for wine lovers.
De Bortoli Wine Advent Calendar 2018
De Bortoli's 2018 Wine Advent Calendar is the first Christmas countdown it has released, to the absolute joy of Aussie wine drinkers. It contains 24 piccolos including popular drop, Windy Peak. Price: $129. Get it here.
Copper & Oak Wine Advent Calendar 2018
The Copper & Oak Wine Advent Calendar for 2018 includes a variety of whites, reds and sparkling wines to help get you in the spirit of Christmas. There are 25 delicious drops to enjoy in the lead-up to Christmas. Price: $115. Get it here.
The Wine Gallery Advent Calendar 2018
For the true wine connoisseurs, this one's a gem! Not only do you get 12 full-sized bottles of wine, but you also get tasting notes, Christmas recipes, wine pairings and a few surprises. You can choose between all-red, mixed, and chillable advent calendars. Price: $285. Get it here.
Gin Advent Calendars
Gin advent calendars have been some of the most coveted adult advent calendars over the past few years, and the good news is that in 2018, there are more than ever on offer.
White Possum Australian Gin Advent Calendar 2018
The packaging of this year's White Possum Gin Advent Calendar is beautiful, and certainly reflective of the all-Australian contents. Gin lovers get 25 gins to enjoy, with each bottle containing 30 millilitres, which is a standard shot. There's great variety in this one, from the obscure to the award-winning. The calendar also comes with a tasting booklet. Price: $229. (Early-bird offer.) Get it here.
Gintonica Advent Calendar 2018
The Gintonica Advent Calendar for 2018 contains 24 delicious Australian gins - and as opposed to most other gin advent calendars out there, this one contains 50-millilitre bottles! The set includes tasting notes, a map of Australian and New Zealand gin producers, and cocktail instructions. Price: $273 (three instalments of $91). Get it here.
December Survival Kit Gin Advent Calendar
In its third year, and with a big loyal following, the December Survival Kit Gin Advent Calendar from Carwyn Cellers is set to be another bestseller. This year's gin offerings include some of the best Australian-made gin around, and each calendar contains 24 one-shot bottles. Price $195. Get it here.
That Boutique-y Gin Company Advent Calendar 2018
This collaboration between Drinks By The Dram and The Boutique-y Gin Company — both UK companies — is pure heaven for true gin aficionados. It includes 24 measures of award-winning juniper goodness, and it comes beautifully presented in a Christmas-themed box. Price: $154 (ships from UK). Get it here.
Ginvent Advent Calendar 2018
The Ginvent Calendar is an annual favourite from UK bottler, Drinks By The Dram. Teaming up with The Gin Foundry, they've put together a highly tempting Christmas countdown filled with 24 gin samplers measuring 30 millilitres each. Price: $192.50 (ships from UK). Get it here.
Copper & Oak Gin Advent Calendar 2018
This advent calendar from Copper & Oak differs tremendously from almost all others in 2018 in that it includes 100-millilitre bottles of gin - and 13 of them! With that in mind, this is the ultimate "sharing" advent calendar for couples; one miniature bottle will make two sensational festive drinks. Price: $300. Get it here.
Whisky Advent Calendars:
Why should the whisky drinkers miss out on all the fun? Nowadays there are several whisky-filled advent calendars to choose from, with inclusions ranging from ultra-fine and top-end to everyday favourites.
White Possum Australian Whisky Advent Calendar 2018
Hidden behind each of the 24 doors of this exquisitely presented advent calendar is an exciting 20-millilitre glass bottle of whisky. These are not just any whisky either, these have been curated from Australia's finest distilleries. Price: $269 (early-bird offer). Get it here.
Copper & Oak Whisky Advent Calendar 2018
Like the Copper & Oak Gin Advent Calendar mentioned above, the whisky instalment contains 13 100-millilitre bottles of spirit - a great amount for enjoying neat. The whisky selected for this calendars comes from 13 different makers. Price: $330. Get it here.
Drinks By The Dram World Whisky Advent Calendar 2018
The beauty of this popular annual release from the folk at Drinks By The Dram is that the whisky is sourced from the very best makers around the globe, in a variety of styles. The box contains 24 30-millilitre bottles to enjoy, and the box also comes in red. Price: $231 (ships from UK). Get it here.
Drinks By The Dram Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar 2018
The Drinks By The Dram Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar 2018 contains 24 different whiskies sourced from all around Scotland, including award-winning drops. Each bottle contains 30 millilitres, and is wax-sealed. Price: $231 (ships from UK). Get it here.
That Boutique-y Whisky Company Advent Calendar 2018
In this whisky advent calendar expect to see 24 drams of single malts, single grains and blends. This is an excellent assortment curated by Drinks By The Dram and That Boutique-y Whisky Company in the UK. Price: $231 (ships From UK). Get it here.
Drinks By The Dram Japanese Whisky Advent Calendar 2018
This is a must for any lover of Japanese whisky, and it contains some award-winning samples. There are 24 30-millilitre bottles included, and the range covers single malts, single grains and blends. Price: $300 (ships from UK). Get it here.
Drinks By The Dram Premium Whisky Advent Calendar 2018
In this whisky advent calendar, also put together by the good people at Drinks By The Dram, whisky connoisseurs get to sample 24 rare malts and exceptional blends that have been sourced carefully from around the globe. Price: $385 (ships from UK). Get it here.
So, which one have you got your eye on? Leave us a comment!