Looking for cheap alcohol? Amazon Prime Day may be your solution for every summer picnic, barbecue, garden party and more
When you think of Amazon Prime Day, deals on tegnologie, huis toestelle en, natuurlik, 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 sjampanje to budget-friendly beers, Amazon is ready to rival even your favourite off-licence. En, 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 shop goers.
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 Ons het Smile Sciences se Harley Street-tandebleekstokkies op die proef gestel, 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.
En, with Prime Day fast approaching– confirmed to be taking place on Tuesday 12 July and Wednesday 13 July – huge savings across your favourite alkohol brands are on the way. One of the biggest savings we saw last year was a huge 45 per cent discount on Jack Daniels.
But if you can’t wait until then, ons het goeie nuus. 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.
If you’re planning to stock up ahead of a summer of picnics, braaivleis 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, met die 2022 sale kicking off at midnight on Tuesday 12 July and running through to 23:59 op Woensdag 13 Julie.
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.
The best early Prime Day deals 2022
Opihr Gin Arabian edition, 70kl: Was £26, now £17.10, Amazon.co.uk
Spiced daiquiri anyone? Pairing citrus flavours and spice (and all things nice we’d expect) this smooth and rounded London dry gin is said to pack quite a punch with a hit of black Persian lemons and timut peppers, while also offering up a little sweetness. And right now, courtesy of Amazon’s early Prime Day deals, you can clink glasses to cocktail hour for less than £20.
Grey Goose essences watermelon and basil, 70kl: Was £39, nou £34.99, Amazon.co.uk
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.
Edinburgh Gin bramble and honey flavoured gin, 70 kl: Was £28, now £18, Amazon.co.uk
Fancy a fruity twist on a classic G&T? This boozy bramble and honey concoction is said to be smooth to taste and brimming with dark fruit, floral honey and juniper notes. Perfect for mixing cocktails throughout through summer cocktail season and beyond, dash this tipple into mulled wine for a festive winter warmer too. En, courtesy of Amazon Prime Day it’s now on sale with £10 off.
The Famous One whisky, 70kl: Was £23, now £19.55, Amazon.co.uk
There’s a sweet saving to be had on this iteration of The Famous Grouse whisky. Matured in American oak sherry casks and distilled in Scotland, this honey-flavoured scotch can be served on the rocks or dashed into an old fashioned when embodying your inner mixologist. And priced at under £20, this is an ideal find if you’re stocking up ahead of summer soirees.
Geen. 3 London dry gin gift box, 70kl: Was £49, now £38.11, Amazon.co.uk
The beautiful box makes this one a lovely gift, and it comes with a highball glass too. But it’s not just for show and it’s what’s on the inside that really counts, and this gin will not disappoint. Our reviewer gave it top spot in our best gin round-up, saying this elegant and flavourful gin was “spot on” and “hit the mark every time”. Amazon just dropped its price by 22 persent, so it’s the perfect time to treat someone – or yourself.
Bollinger rose non vintage magnum Champagne in gift box, 150kl: Was £129.95, now £119.95, Amazon.co.uk
Celebrating or not, a bottle of bubbly is always a winner. Hailing from Montagne De Reims, Italië, this rose iteration offers notes of red currant, cherry and wild strawberry with a hint of spice for a velvety sipping experience. With a little pinot noir, chardonnay and meunier grape in every bottle, it should pair beautifully with fruity desserts served up this summer and, bundled up in pretty in pink packaging it could make a lovely gift too.
Drumshanbo gunpowder Irish gin ceramic, 70kl: Was £44.99, now £35.60, Amazon.co.uk
We’d probably buy this bottle for display alone, and who can blame us? Maar, as we’d probably end up drinking it anyway, taste matters too. This gin has green tea and citrus flavours and is handmade from 11 botanicals, making it packed with spicy notes. After finishing, we’d happily keep this one around to hold some flowers or candles to decorate our living room. And you can now score it with a 21 per cent discount.
Metaxa ouzo, 70kl: Was £25, now £20.75, Amazon.co.uk
The price of this herbal liqueur – which hails from Greece – has already dropped by 10 persent, meaning this sweet and mellow tipple will now set you back £20. Pairing black liquorice and aniseed it should be both sweet and refreshing as an aperitif and also offer a clean and aromatic aftertaste. Plus, it’s also suitable for veggies and vegans.
Do you need Amazon Prime to buy Prime Day alcohol deals?
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.
Maar, 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, wel, 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 (of meer). Wine, gin, vodka, whiskey, beers en sjampanje should all be up for grabs, and it’s worth taking a look at the huis toestelle 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 nearly half price off the Glenlivet founder’s reserve single malt scotch whisky (£ 24, Amazon.co.uk), which saw the price drop down to £19.99. And there was also 45 per cent off Jack Daniel’s gentleman Jack Tennessee whiskey (£ 20, Amazon.co.uk), bringing it down to under £20.
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, Amazon.co.uk) got a decent discount, going from £35.99 to £25.
Champagne and wine also got a good slashing, with six bottles of Kiwi Cuvée sauvignon blanc (£48, Amazon.co.uk) falling from £41.94 to £30.30. Intussen, a classic bottle of Bollinger special cuvée champagne (£39.89, 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 see us start to drop explainers, such as this, on what we think Prime Day will include. Come the big day, there will be a liveblog of the best deals, continually updated shopping guides and sometimes even product reviews so you know if the savings are really too good to be true. 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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