Boozy advent calendar: just writing the phrase makes my Christmas-loving heart leap for joy more than it did when I first met Santa Clause at the mall as a toddler. After learning that Aldi is releasing a wine advent calendar this year (and subsequently shedding a tear upon realizing it's only sold in the UK), I set out to uncover alcohol-related holiday calendars available in the States to quench my thirst.
During my detective-like quest, I came across possibly the most affordable option of them all: the Spirits Advent Calendar from Heritage Distilling Co. The adorably decorated box is packed with 24 miniature bottles and only costs — are you ready for this? — $49! Now, that doesn't include shipping costs, which vary depending on where you live. For reference, when I entered my New York zip code into the website, my shopping cart totaled at $75, which is still such a steal considering how much booze is involved here.
This glorious advent calendar is chock-full of boozy delights, including rye whiskey, brown sugar bourbon, and tons of flavored vodkas like coffee and lavender. It certainly seems like the perfectly spirited (corny alcohol pun fully intended) way to celebrate the holidays. Sorry, chocolate-filled advent calendars, but you've officially met you match. Nice knowin' ya.