best gin advent calendars

The Best Gin Advent Calendars of 2020

I do love a good advent calendar. And the past few years we’ve seen increasingly creative and indulgent offerings from retailers on the Christmas countdown front. As a big lovers of a good G&T, I’m particularly taken with some of the amazing gin advent calendars on the market. And here’s our pick of the best for 2020.

Best Gin Advent Calendars 2020

 

Alright, so let me level with you. I don’t buy into these 12 day advent calendars. Noooope. In my view, an advent calendar is 24 days. So we’re not settling for any half jobs here. There are lots of “advent calendars” that are actually just 12 days and if I got one of those I’d feel royally short changed. 

So we’ve only included gin advent calendars with 24 days. Yes. 24 days. 24 gins. 24 small little pieces of happiness.

One of the best things about having a gin advent calendar is the brand discovery element. That’s why I’m still a member of Craft Gin Club. And this lets you try lots of different brands without committing the investment of a full bottle (only to find you’re not that keen!).

So for gin fanatics this is absolutely the best way to countdown to Christmas.

Here are our favourites.

Blue Tree 2020 Gin Advent Calendar
Blue Tree Gin Advent Calendar 929
Fave Brand
Whitley Neill 24 Gins of Christmas Advent Calendar
That Boutique-y Gin Company Advent Calendar 2020
Gin Advent Calendar 2020 Edition, Countdown to Christmas, By Blue Tree (Red)
2020 Gin Advent Calendar by Blue Tree Gifts 929
24 Gins of Christmas Advent Calendar
Advent Calendar 2020 - With Free Tasting Notebook - 24 Day That Boutique-y - Gin
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£89.99
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Price not available
24 gin miniatures with an average abv of 43%. Don't forget to stock your own tonic. This calendar is ALL GIN! 🙂
A slightly lower cost offering from Blue Tree including 24 different gins with an average ABV of 44%.
A firm favourite brand, Whitley Neill's gin advent calendar comes with a gin recipe book too.
24 gins (30ml bottles) from that Boutique-y Gin Company with an average ABV of 47%.
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Blue Tree 2020 Gin Advent Calendar
Gin Advent Calendar 2020 Edition, Countdown to Christmas, By Blue Tree (Red)
Price not available
24 gin miniatures with an average abv of 43%. Don't forget to stock your own tonic. This calendar is ALL GIN! 🙂
Blue Tree Gin Advent Calendar 929
2020 Gin Advent Calendar by Blue Tree Gifts 929
£89.99
A slightly lower cost offering from Blue Tree including 24 different gins with an average ABV of 44%.
Fave Brand
Whitley Neill 24 Gins of Christmas Advent Calendar
24 Gins of Christmas Advent Calendar
Price not available
A firm favourite brand, Whitley Neill's gin advent calendar comes with a gin recipe book too.
That Boutique-y Gin Company Advent Calendar 2020
Advent Calendar 2020 - With Free Tasting Notebook - 24 Day That Boutique-y - Gin
Price not available
24 gins (30ml bottles) from that Boutique-y Gin Company with an average ABV of 47%.
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Blue Tree 2020 Gin Advent Calendar (Red)

So this is one of the higher priced of the gin advent calendars on our list.

But here’s what it has going for it:

  • 24 gin miniatures and they’re 50ml bottles. Some advent calendars use 30s. That’s 24 double gins, ladies and gents.
  • Premium selections
  • Comes with a guide to making G&T cocktails

And what brands are in it?

Well, we don’t want to ruin  it for you, ok. But here’s a few little spoilers. It contains (amongst others):

  • Aviation American Gin
  • JJ Whitley Plum Gin
  • Tarquin’s Cornish Dry Gin
  • Sipsmith Lemon Drizzle Gin
  • Edinburgh Gin’s Apple and Spice gin liqueur

And that’s just the tip of the ice berg. So while you will find supermarket staple gins in here (Gordon’s, for example) there are plenty of premium brands as well. And that would go some way to explaining its really positive reviews.

 

Blue Tree 2020 929 Gin Advent Calendar

The Boutique-y Gin Company’s advent calendar does offer 30 miniature gins. BUT there’s a key difference with this one – the bottles are 30ml compared with the 50ml in the other 3 gin advent calendars on our list.

So while this is the cheapest gin advent calendar on our list, it is not necessarily the best value.

The bottles are, however, very beautifully designed. And this is a stunning advent calendar for gin fans.

 

Whitley Neill 24 Gins of Christmas

I’m a big fan of Whitley Neill and haven’t had a gin of theirs I didn’t like yet. But what I’m also a fan of is the fact that the Whitley Neill advent calendar is not just their own brand gins. It incorporates a diverse range of gins from brands including:

  • Whitley Neill (of course)
  • Liverpool Organic
  • Aber Falls

It also includes a cocktail handbook.

I love the design of the box on this one and as for my own gin advent calendar this year? It’s going to be this one.

 

The Boutique-y Gin Company Advent Calendar

I’m a big fan of Whitley Neill and haven’t had a gin of theirs I didn’t like yet. But what I’m also a fan of is the fact that the Whitley Neill advent calendar is not just their own brand gins. It incorporates a diverse range of gins from brands including:

  • Whitley Neill (of course)
  • Liverpool Organic
  • Aber Falls

It also includes a cocktail handbook.

I love the design of the box on this one and as for my own gin advent calendar this year? It’s going to be this one.

 

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