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Advent box reviews



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,236 ✭✭✭ Lurching

    Nice one.

    Does the 15% discount work on the advent calendar for first order?

  • Registered Users Posts: 168 ✭✭ 9320

    No idea really, only way to find out is to try it I would think. You should be able to see if it has before pressing the final purchase key.

  • Registered Users Posts: 96 ✭✭ grizzcol2

    Does anybody know of anywhere that might be doing a Rum advent calendar?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,764 ✭✭✭ randomname2005

    Are there any issues with getting them sent? My understanding is that alcohol can be nabbed and 'destroyed' by customs.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,281 ✭✭✭ Stevek101

    Any idea idea how much the shipping would be on that To-Ol advent box?

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  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,930 Mod ✭✭✭✭ adrian522

    home delivery - €17.50

    pick up from DPD is €14

    With the welcome discount code and home delivery its coming in at around €107.

  • Registered Users Posts: 168 ✭✭ 9320

    Yes there is the chance that the box could be caught and you'd be asked to pay the excise on it which would make it very expensive but I haven't had any Mikkeller or To-Ol boxes seized over the past 3 years. Always a risk though. Only gets destroyed if you don't pay the excise sought.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,622 ✭✭✭ dominatinMC

    Hi all, that time of year (nearly) again.

    Just looking for recommendations on Irish advent boxes. I see Molloys are now taking orders for their box, €120 - which is coming in it €5/can, seems a bit saucy. But maybe that's the going rate. Just looking for any alternatives if they're out there? Would be mainly looking for Irish beers, if possible. Mother Macs in Limerick did one back in 2020 (when the pub was closed) and it was top class, but have stopped doing them since they are back open again. I got Molloys last year, but found it hit-and-miss tbh. Would appreciate any other recommendations.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,622 ✭✭✭ dominatinMC

    Just bumping this up to see if anyone has a view, before I pull the tigger on Molloys

  • Registered Users Posts: 30,039 ✭✭✭✭ Hotblack Desiato


    Defund Alcohol Action Ireland

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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 63,206 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011

    Revenue are not required to give you the option of paying the excise - it is only recently that they have even offered it. They are allowed destroy anyway.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,208 ✭✭✭ donnacha

    Bought one of the To Ol advents calendars - sadly got a DPD customs check and has been seized. Waiting to hear now what/if options they give me on paying the excise.

  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,930 Mod ✭✭✭✭ adrian522

    Not too bad I guess but probably more than you'd have been willing to pay if you knew you'd get hit for excise. Hopefully the beers are worth it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 612 ✭✭✭ Fishy1

    Does anyone know if Aldi will be doing their Prosecco advent calendar this year?

    I seem to recall it was in their stores in early November last year, but no sign of it this year so far.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,433 ✭✭✭ Blisterman

    How did everyone get on with Day 1? Curious did I miss out.

  • Registered Users Posts: 973 ✭✭✭ wexdevil

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,622 ✭✭✭ dominatinMC

    Day 1 of Molloy's was Wicklow Wolf - Elevation Pale Ale.

    A nice crisp start.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,778 ✭✭✭ youcancallmeal

    Anyone get either of the craft central calendars, I was tempted but didn't bother in the end

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,142 ✭✭✭ lee_baby_simms

    I ordered Martins Madvent box a week ago but hasn’t arrived yet. 😢

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,433 ✭✭✭ Blisterman

    Now they're all open, how did everyone find them? My friend got the high roller one from Craft Central. €180 it cost. But some cracking beers in there. Lots from American breweries I've never seen over here before.