THERE is nothing more delightful than counting down the days to Christmas with an advent calendar full of our favourite goodies.

The best rum advent calendars are a fantastic gift for rum lovers, so they can enjoy their favourite tipples and discover new rums as well.

Typically, you'll find rum advent calendars with 12 windows or 24.

If you're looking to spend sub-£55, choose a rum advent calendar with 12 – a full month of rum tasting will be pricier, with calendars typically starting at £80 and going up to £150.

The beauty of a rum advent calendar is that it's not just a tasting experience: it's a geography and history lesson, where you can find out about rums from around the world, as well as learning all about what you're drinking from the tasting notes.

Popular rum advent calendars include The Original Rum Box's 24 Days of Rum as well as Drinks by the Dram's 12 and 24-day options.

Bottoms up.

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1. The Original Rum Box

  1. (AD) 24 Days of Rum Advent Calendar, £79.90 at Amazon – buy here

This well-rated rum advent calendar includes 24 rums from 24 different countries, two rum glasses and tasting notes.

Fans compliment the 'design', 'quality' and the size of each measure of rum.

'All sorts of rums, dark, golden, flavoured, from all over the world. Each day a surprise.

'We taste it first then look up the information on the supporting website. Lovely antidote to winter weather. Definitely will look out for this next year', writes a happy customer.

2. Drinks by the Dram

  1. (AD) 12 Days of Rum Advent Calendar, £52.45 at Amazon – buy here

This lovely 12 day rum advent calendar from Drinks by the Dram includes a branded tasting notebook and 12 handmade, wax-sealed 30ml drams.

Expect a variety of rums from around the world, with award-winning varieties from boutique and well-known distilleries, encompassing light and sweet as well as darker rums.

3. Drinks by the Dram

  • Rum Advent Calendar (2020 Edition), £149.95 at Master of Malt – buy here

This luxury rum advent calendar is a gift for a really special someone.

It contains a selection of 24 hand-sealed drams (30 ml) apiece, spanning the variety from spiced to navy strength to light and dark options.

Rums come from 21 distilleries in 17 different countries and include El Dorado, Rumbullion, Gosling's and Hattiers – the Devon-based rum with a sustainable bent that's a certified B Corp.

4. Drinks by the Dram

  • 12 Dram Premium Rum Collection, £45 at Master of Malt – buy here

This 12-day premium rum collection features a selection of tempting rums for each of the 12 days of Christmas.

With top rums from around the globe, expect brands like Doorly's, Don Q and Veritas, among others.

5. Master of Malt

  • Premium Rum Tasting Set, £34.95 at Not On The High Street – buy here

Not quite an advent calendar, but this is an affordable rum tasting gift, filled with five different 30ml drams.

So, one a week in the lead-up to Christmas, and one on the day itself?

Sun Selects is here to help you to choose the right product to suit your needs.

If you enjoyed our round-up of best rum advent calendars, read our feature on the best beer advent calendars.

Or why not get the Christmas tree sorted now? We've reviewed the best pop-up Christmas trees for quick-fire festive sparkle.

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