DECEMBER used to be the month we could enjoy a chocolate treat with our breakfast for 24 days of the year. 

But not anymore. 

Following on from Aldi announcing they will be launching a wine advent calendar next month, John Lewis has followed the boozy trend - by launching a gin alternative. 

The Edinburgh Gin tasting calendar features 25 mini 5cl gin bottles and includes clean, fresh-and-spicy-on-the-nose gin, as well as rounded juniper, pine, and floral lavender with hints of soft spice and citrus. 

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Image: John Lewis

Undeterred by the £100 price tag, the calendar quickly went viral and, as a result, has already sold out online on the John Lewis website.

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Edinburgh Gin has, however, confirmed it is available in stores this week and they will be keeping gin lovers updated when it's back in stock on the website. 

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