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7 gin advent calendars for 2023 to enjoy this Christmas

Juniper treats aplenty! It's never too early to buy your alcoholic advent calendar

gin advent calendars
Carla Challis
Commerce Partnerships Editor
Updated: November 2, 2023
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Beer and wine advent calendars have become something of a bestseller in the past few years, and we can't think of a better way to countdown to Christmas 2023 than with a cheeky gin advent calendar.

As a gin fan, I can confirm they're a far more palatable way to get through December than a chocolate advent calendar; I've bought one for my boyfriend for the last few years, and he's loved trying the new and interesting gins included in them. Usually including a 3 or 5cl bottle behind each door, it's the perfect measurement for a single gin and tonic. 

Some gin advent calendars include larger sizes, some fancy tonics but most a variety of classic gins, new flavours and festive blends - think mince pie gin or Christmas cake gin. 

For me, I find it an easy way to discover a new favourite gin brand. I've discovered some smaller craft gins through a gin advent calendar that I absolutely love! And much like other novelty and beauty advent calendars, gin advent calendars do sell out, so while it might seem a little premature to buying yours, it's better to buy early than miss out.

How I chose the best gin advent calendars

Having sampled quite a few over the years and compiled this edit of the best for the last three years, I'm well versed in the world of gin advent calendars! I've included ones that are available now for pre-order, or direct order, and highlighted those that are coming soon. As well as the expensive offerings, I've found some cheaper alternatives, as well as DIY gin advent calendars that can be used year upon year.

Although I haven't been able to sample them all, I've combed verified reviews from recent years to find out what shoppers love about the advent calendars - and what they don't. 

Shop the best gin advent calendars 2023

  • Master of Malt gin advent calendar 2023

    Master of Malt Gin Advent Calendar 2023

    Top 3 gins included: 

    • Puerto De Indias Blackberry Gin
    • Green Room Small Batch Gin
    • Hoxton Pink Gin

    Master of Malt's gin advent calendar is a bestseller every year, as fans rejoice in their expertly-approved and picked gins. Inside, you'll find 24 wax-sealed gins from some of the world's top producers, including well-known and off the radar brands.

  • Craft Gin Club Advent Calendar 2023

    Craft Gin Club Advent Calendar 2023

    It's quite under wraps what gins you actually get in this advent calendar, but we can reveal there's seven exclusive gins created just for 

    The Craft Gin Club has just launched its new advent calendar for 2023, which includes 25 gins with double measures behind each door. There's also an exclusive Tarquin's gin created just for the calendar.

  • Drinks By The Dram Gin Advent Calendar 2023

    Drinks by the Dram Advent Calendar

    Top 3 gins included: 

    • Puerto De Indias Blackberry Gin
    • Bluecoat American Dry Gin
    • Japanese Craft Gin

    Inside this 24-door advent calendar, you'll find 30ml bottles of premium gin from craft distilleries, well-known brands and a few surprises too.

  • That's The Spirit Premium Pink Gin Advent Calendar 2023

    Pink Gin premium advent calendar

    Top 3 gins included: 

    • Cheeky Gin Bubblegum Gin Liqueur
    • Liverpool Organic Rose Petal Gin
    • Ginato Melograno Gin

    Inside this joyously pink gin advent calendar are 12 5cl bottles of pink gin, from strawberry flavoured to bubble gum.

  • Whitley Neill Gin Advent Calendar 2023

     Whitley Neill Gin Advent Calendar

    Top 3 gins included: The exact gin flavours and brands haven't yet been announced - perhaps it's a good one to keep as a surprise!

    24 artisan gins are included in this bumper gin advent calendar from brands including Aber Falls, Liverpool Gin and Whitley Neill. Also comes with a cocktail book with gin cocktail recipes, if you fancy drinking yours a little differently.

  • Virgin Wines Gin Advent Calendar 2023

    Virgin Gin Advent Calendar

    Top 3 gins included: 

    • Festival Spiced Orange Gin
    • Edinburgh Lemon and Ginger Gin
    • Warner's Christmas Cake Gin

    This is an epic gin advent calendar with some of the more unusual flavours of all the advent calendars we've seen. 

    24 mini bottles from well-known names like Warner's and Edinburgh are inside, along with small distilleries, and flavours from Christmas Cake to Spiced Marmalade.

    It's available now for pre-order with a £10 deposit, with shipping in November.

  • Gin In A Tin Gin Advent Calendar

    Gin in a Tin Advent Calendar

    Top 3 gins included:

    • Rhubarb, Cinnamon & Ginger Gin
    • Pumpkin, Orange Peel & Nutmeg Gin
    • Fig, Sage & Thyme Gin

    Leaning into the festive theme is this cute Gin In a Tin advent calendar. Inside, you'll find 12 35ml tins each at 40% abv, presented in a cute tin - would make a well-received gift for a gin lover.

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