December’s parties and gatherings are now just weeks away, a final hurrah to the end of another year.
If you’re anything like us, your diary is likely filling up with all sorts of events and winter soirees. It’s thirsty work, and best prepped by having a fully stocked drinks cabinet that you can dip into when guests come over, or you’re in need of a fool proof gift to give your host.
Lucky Black Friday is at the end of the month, and offers a golden opportunity to stock up on all sorts of festive must-haves, from party dresses and gifts to the tastiest tipples for Christmas, New Year and beyond.
What is Black Friday?
It’s the kickstarter to the entire festive shopping period - and you can thank our American cousins for kicking the whole discount bonanza off. The sales event began across the pond when retailers took advantage of families coming together for Thanksgiving by throwing epic discounts on all sorts of goods. It caught on with bargain-hungry Brits and has been a fixture in the shopping calendar here for some years now.
When is Black Friday 2022? When is Cyber Monday 2022?
It always takes place on the last Friday of the month, this year that’s: November 25. Sales will continue over the weekend before wrapping up on Cyber Monday which is on November 28 this year.
What were the best deals from Black Friday weekend last year?
The highlight of last year’s boozy Black Friday sale was on bottles of fizz: namely Champagne, Prosecco and English sparkling wine. Prices rolled back across spirits too, with gins performing particularly well, especially gift sets - making them prime for gifting.
What kinds of deals can we expect this year?
Gin is still a firm favourite, with tequila not far behind - artisanal versions, not the sort with a worm curled up at the bottom of the bottle. With more and more people choosing to go alcohol-free, we anticipate quite a few zero per cent alcohol brands to use the sales to springboard their tipples to curious drinkers.
How to keep up to date with the best Black Friday deals
Whether you’re a Scotch sipper, a gin aficionado, or simply enjoy knowing there’s a crate of your favourite beer in the house, we’ll sniff out the best Black Friday alcohol offers for you below. Also stay tuned to our Live Blog which will dispatch news of flash sales and epic discounts as soon as we hear about them.
Until then, enjoy these great offers from the best online stores. Wring every drop from your budget thanks to these jaw-dropping prices.
Black Friday Sparkling Wine Deals: Champagne, Prosecco, English Sparkling and more
There’s nothing like starting the party with the joyful pop of a cork. Get premium bottles for less thanks to Black Friday.
Taittinger Brut Reserve Champagne - was: £39, now: £32
La Gioiosa Prosecco Gold 75cl - was: £12, now: £9.75
Graham Beck The Joshua Brut 750ml - was: £14, now: £12
Sainsbury’s Blanc De Noirs Champagne, Taste the Difference 75cl - was: £21.50, now: £19.50
Sainsbury’s Crémant De Loire, Taste the Difference 75cl - was: £12, now: £10
Freixenet Prosecco D. O. C. 75cl - was: £12, now: £9
Black Friday Whisky and Bourbon Deals
Longer nights and cooler temperatures: we call that firewater season.
Jura Journey Single Malt Scotch Whisky - was: £32, now: £22
The Famous Grouse Finest Blended Scotch Whisky 1L - was: £21.50, now: £17
Rémy Martin Cognac VSOP - was: £42, now: £36
Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select Tennessee Whiskey - was: £45, now: £35
Talisker 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 70cl - was: £48, now: £30
Chivas Regal 12 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky 70cl - was: £28, now: £20.50
Black Friday Gin Deals
Anyone for a G&T? Whether you’re a London Dry sort of person or salivate at the thought of flavoured, there are plenty of bottles on sale.
Hendrick's Neptunia Gin 70cl - was: £30, now: £25
Tanqueray No. Ten Gin 70cl - was: £33.50, now: £26
Bombay Sapphire Gin 70cl - was: £23, now: £19
Malfy Rosa Pink Grapefruit Flavoured Gin - was: £28.50, now: £25
Beefeater London Dry Gin - was: £18, now: £14
Black Friday Tequila Deals
Hot shot deals galore.
Casamigos Blanco Tequila - was: £65, now: £40
Black Friday Vodka Deals
The key to a good cocktail but a spirit that can also be enjoyed neat, there’s always a place for vodka in our drinks trolley.
Absolut Blue Original Swedish Vodka - was: £20, now: £16
Smirnoff Red Label Vodka 1L - was: £22.50, now: £17
Black Friday Deals on pre-mixed cocktails, liquers and more
It’s game on with these drinks, bound to get your party started.
Malibu Original Caribbean White Rum with Coconut Flavour - was: £20, now: £14
Baileys Original Irish Cream Liqueur 1L - was: £22, now: £13
Disaronno Originale 500ml - was: £16.50, now: £11
Best Black Friday deals on beer, ale and cider
Crisp and refreshing, or chilled and sweet, there’s a on sale crate of suds with your name on it.
Birra Moretti Premium Lager Beer Bottles - was: £15.60, now: £12
Old Mout Cider Berries & Cherries - was: £11.50, now: £8
Sol Original Lager Beer Bottles 12 x 330ml - was: £11, now: £8