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Summer sipping just got easier (Amazon/The Independent)
Summer sipping just got easier (Amazon/The Independent)

When you think of Amazon Prime Day, deals on tech, home appliances and, of course, its own devices may spring to mind first, but the online retailer actually has an impressive groceries section and offers a great range of discounted drinks.

Stocking everything from Veuve Clicquot champagne to budget-friendly beers, Amazon is ready to rival even your favourite off-licence. And, with Prime delivery, there’s no need to lug bottles home in triple-layered carrier bags or cleverly place them in the boot surrounded by coats – and certainly no worry of being judged by nosey shopgoers.

Ordering from the online retailer has always been super simple – especially when using the app – and its range is pretty impressive too. So, whether you’re looking for your favourite wine, fancy getting creative with cocktails or are partial to a whiskey, it’s well worth taking a look at what’s on offer on Amazon as your first stop.

And, with Prime Day fast approaching – taking place next week on Tuesday 12 July and Wednesday 13 July – huge savings across your favourite alcohol brands are on the way. One of the biggest savings we saw last year was a huge 45 per cent discount on Jack Daniels, and Amazon has just confirmed it will slash up to 45 per cent off prices on beer, wine and spirits again this Prime Day.

But if you can’t wait until then, we’ve got some good news. Amazon is getting ahead of the game as always and has started unveiling its early Prime Day deals – and there’s already a handful of bargains up for grabs as we speak.

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If you’re planning to stock up ahead of a summer of picnics, barbecues and garden parties, or whether you’re looking for gifts for a lucky recipient, then keep reading below for everything you need to know about making the most of the 48-hour sale.

When is Amazon Prime Day 2022?

Amazon has confirmed that it is sticking to its usual July slot, with the 2022 sale kicking off at midnight on Tuesday 12 July and running through to 23:59 on Wednesday 13 July.

The mammoth shopping event traditionally falls on a Monday, so this is an usual decision for the retailer. In another unprecedented move, Amazon has dropped a selection of early deals already, the earliest it’s ever done.

If you miss out at this event, it’s not the end of the world. Amazon is rumoured to be planning a second Prime Day event, or “Prime Fall Deal Event” as they refer to it, in October this year. Only time will tell if this event will materialise, but we have our fingers crossed.

The best early Prime Day deals 2022

Grey Goose essences watermelon and basil, 70cl: Was £39, now £34.99, Amazon.co.uk

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Grey Goose is already one of our favourites, having nabbed a spot in our best vodkas edit. Our tester touted the OG, Grey Goose vodka, as impressively light and smooth with a “sprinkling of delicate citrus notes that could pair with just about anything” and here, we have a fruity rendition that sounds ideal for summer serves. Infused with natural watermelon and peppery basil, it’s said to be the perfect pairing with tonic water and splashed over ice or dashed into summer-ready cocktails.

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Akashi-Tai shiraume ginjo umeshu, 50cl: Was £20.50, now £16.50, Amazon.co.uk

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Level up your next Japanese takeaway with this brilliant sake, which is currently reduced by 20 per cent. It took top spot in our best sake round-up in 2020, and our tester loved it from the moment they opened the bottle, when they were hit with a “sherry-like aroma”. Taste-wise they said that “the initial honey hit is balanced by the gentle acidity from the plum and finishes with subtle notes of soy”. Have it as a dessert drink after finishing your sushi, paired with toffee puddings, fruit cake or on its own. According to our tester, “its cocktail game is strong too”.

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Bristol distilling dark fruit gin 77, 70cl: Was £28, now £22.17, Amazon.co.uk

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This dark fruit gin currently comes with a 21 per cent saving, leaving cash to spend on the tonic or lemonade mixers recommended for a drinks pairing. Including blackberry and blackcurrant flavours, this is a vegan-friendly gin, distilled in a copper pot. Whether you favour dark fruit gin already or fancy an alternative to a classic G&T, this is a tasty discount.

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Montemaggio chardonnay: Was £19.99, now £16.99, Amazon.co.uk

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We for one love a dry, crisp, cold chardonnay on a summer day and as £20 is a relatively big spend for a bottle, this 15 per cent discount is more than welcome. Made in sunny Tuscany, Italy, all grapes that went into this organic wine are hand-picked. It tastes of tropical fruit and flowers, with notes of butter and honey, and with free next-day delivery thanks to Amazon Prime, you could be sipping it tomorrow.

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Southern Comfort Original Liqueur with Whiskey, 1 Litre: Was £28, now £18, Amazon.co.uk

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On the rocks or neat? Whiskey lovers, we have good news for you. Southern Comfort’s original liqueur with whiskey is on sale with a discount of 36 per cent right now. So grab some eggs and shake it up into a whiskey sour, or sip on its own from a fancy glass. But if that’s not for you, this will make a much-appreciated present for a whiskey fan’s birthday.

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Heavens Door straight rye: Was £75, now £58.89, Amazon.co.uk

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You may have guessed from the lyrical name, but this whiskey hails from an American range developed in partnership with Bob Dylan. Finished in hand-toasted oak cigar barrels for a smooth drinking experience, the tipple boasts notes of orange peel, coriander and spice, and while we haven’t tried this one for ourselves the range does have a few awards under its belt. Usually quite pricey, a 20 per cent discount is quite a saving.

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Adriatico bianco premium amaretto liqueur: Was £31.98, now £27.60, Amazon.co.uk

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Currently 14 per cent off, this all-natural liqueur has really piqued our interest. Made in Italy with hand-picked roasted almonds from Puglia and a pinch of sea salt, it sounds rather delicious. Serve chilled or over ice for a fancy-looking apéritif.

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Mamont vodka, 70cl: Was £41, now £31.30, Amazon.co.uk

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For your spirit-loving friends, there’s no better gift than a posh bottle of vodka. And with Mamont’s enticing deal of 24 per cent off, you’ll have them thinking you’ve splashed out even more. Be transported to Siberia with this light and smooth vodka, with delicate flavours of green apple and anise, and a creamy finish. This all sounds as smooth as you get, but perhaps Mamont’s best feature is the unique bottle shape, which is meant to resemble the tusk of a Siberian mammoth.

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Campari 25% ABV Bitter, 70cl: Was £17, now £13, Amazon.co.uk

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It’s officially summer. Our gardens, local parks and favourite pubs are finally getting some use. And that calls for one thing and one thing only: a Campari spritz. And the best news? The Amazon sale has knocked it down from £17 to £13 – a tantalising saving of over 25 per cent. So grab yourself some prosecco and soda water and jump on this deal.

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Domaine de Coulombaud, cabernet sauvignon: Was £21.95, now £13.95, Amazon.co.uk

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An award-winning, organic wine with a 36 per cent discount? Yes, please. While labelled as a cabernet sauvignon, this French wine from the Cotes de Provence is actually made from only 10 per cent cabernet sauvignon grapes – the rest being 20 per cent grenache noir and 70 per cent shiraz. It has fruity flavours such as black cherry and raspberry and a velvety mouth.

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Naked Malt the ultimate experience pack blended malt scotch whisky, 70cl: Was £35, now £29.75, Amazon.co.uk

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Looking for a gift for a whisky lover? This experience pack could be a great choice. Currently 15 per cent off, the Naked Malt box includes a 70cl bottle of malt scotch whisky, two stainless steel collapsible cups, a Naked Malt double-walled flask and one live Naked experience booklet for ultimate outdoor adventuring with a tipple to hand.

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Mozart chocolate cream liqueur, 50cl: Was £17.50, now £13.10, Amazon.co.uk

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Who doesn’t like chocolate? This liqueur, made from the good stuff also known as Belgium chocolate, is luxuriously creamy. Other ingredients include cocoa from West Africa, bourbon vanilla from Madagascar and a blend of cream and cocoa butter. You can enjoy it on the rocks or mix it into a chocolate martini, and can even use it to take your desserts to the next level.

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Do you need Amazon Prime to buy Prime Day alcohol deals?

Anyone hoping to get any sort of deals during Prime Day – whether that be on fitness gear, tech or home appliances – will need an Amazon Prime membership, which seems pretty fair.

Amazon Prime membership costs £7.99 a month, or £79 for a full year. This drops down to just £3.99 for students, which isn’t bad at all considering you’ll have access to free next-day delivery, Prime video, Prime reading, Amazon music and even Deliveroo plus.

But, any true bargain-hunters will know you can sign up for a free 30-day trial once a year to reap the rewards of Prime Day for free. You do have to input your card details, though, so be sure to cancel your trial before the end of the time period to ensure you aren’t charged.

What to expect from Prime Day alcohol deals in 2022

Last year’s Amazon Prime Day saw some of the biggest discounts across a huge range of products, and we’re expecting the retailer to go even bigger this time around, hopefully seeing key brands drop to as low as half price (or more). Wine, gin, vodka, whiskey, beers and champagne should all be up for grabs, and it’s worth taking a look at the home appliances sale too for any wine fridges and ice makers too.

Last year’s best alcohol deals in the UK

Last year we were treated to a great range of deals from a variety of brands and alcohol types. Highlights included 45 per cent off Jack Daniel’s gentleman Jack Tennessee whiskey (£29.39, Amazon.co.uk), bringing it down to under £20.

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On the spirit front, the Whitley Neill handcrafted raspberry gin and glass gift pack (£26.99, Amazon.co.uk) was reduced from £33.50 to £20, Tarquin’s handcrafted Cornish dry gin (£29.99, Amazon.co.uk) went from £32.50 to £22.20. Even Ciroc premium vodka (£28.99, Amazon.co.uk) got a decent discount, going from £35.99 to £25.

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Champagne and wine also got a good slashing, with six bottles of Kiwi Cuvée sauvignon blanc (£40.50, Amazon.co.uk) falling from £41.94 to £30.30. Meanwhile, a classic bottle of Bollinger special cuvée champagne (£36.75, Amazon.co.uk) went from £43 to £35.99.

How to get the best deals

Here at IndyBest, you could call us sale experts – especially when it comes to the mammoth retailer that is Amazon. With thousands of products to sort through, and limited-time-only offers, our team knows exactly what to look for and what counts as a really good deal.

In the run-up to the event, you’ll find explainers, such as this, on what we think Prime Day will include. We’ll be continually updating our shopping guides and sometimes even product reviews so you know if the savings are really too good to be true – and our liveblog is already going strong with the latest intel and latest and greatest deals as they drop. So bookmark our Amazon Prime Day page for all the latest updates.

You’ll also need to activate your 30-day free trial soon if you haven’t already. And start adding items you really want to your wishlist for easy shopping.

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