Amazon's End of Summer sale has started, and we've scoured the thousands of products on offer to find the best Amazon End of Summer alcohol deals available. There's gin and whisky to start with, though we suspect that Amazon will drop some vodka and rum deals in the coming days.
UPDATED: It's the final day of the Amazon End of Summer Sale and there are still some great booze-bargains to be had. We have added a number of new deals into this best Amazon End of Summer Sale alcohol guide.
We've selected only the very best alcohol deals, and in each case we've checked the price history of the product in question. If it's been cheaper recently, or is frequently on offer, we've not included in the list below. That way you know that our picks are bonafide savings worth your time and money.
The End of Summer Sale runs until the 1st September, so if you're looking to pick up a booze bargain, make sure you bookmark this page as we'll be updating it as and when Amazon release new offers.
End Of Summer Sale: best new deals
Absolut Elyx Single Estate Vodka, 70 cl
£29.50 - Was £38.25
It’s the premium version of Absolut, it’s award winning, and it’s almost 25% off at the moment. It’s made by hand, in a vintage copper still dating back to 1921, from winter wheat grown on an estate in southern Sweden. Expect a more complex flavour than many vodkas, with notes of macadamia nut, white chocolate and a hint of spice.Buy now from Amazon
Beverbach 43 Percent Whiskey Single Malt, 70 cl
£44.41 - Was £52.25
There’s 15% off this Beverback single malt, making this the lowest price we’ve seen for this whiskey for more than six months. It’s double distilled from malted wheat and barley, aged in bourbon casks, and finished in brandy casks, so you get a bit of a fruity finish. The presentation is great and this is going to make for an interesting addition to your drinks cabinet.Buy now from Amazon
End of Summer Sale: best rum deals
To start with, we have a few decent rum deals. Kraken Rum is fantastic, and while it's frequently discounted, £27 is at the lower end of what you can expect to pay so we think it's a good deal. Mount Gay Black Barrel Double Cask, at £30.99 is a very good deal though. This is usually £37.
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Mount Gay Black Barrel Double Cask Blend Rum, 70cl
£30.99 - Was £37
This is a fantastic deal and £6 off the usual price for Mount Gay Black Barrel. Matured for up to 7 years in American Whiskey casks, this has lots of woody, buttery notes. Perfect for classic cocktails.View now at Amazon
Red Leg Caramelised Pineapple rum, 70 cl
£15 - Was £21
This pineapple flavoured rum is warm and fruity with a good kick of spice. The price tends to fluctuate, but it hasn't been cheaper than this from what we can see.View now at Amazon
End Of Summer Sale: best gin deals
There are some decent gin deals up for grabs in the sales, the current highlight of which is Whitley Neills gift sets, that come with a glass, and are available in rasberry, parma violet and aloe and cucumber flavours.
We also think the Wildcat Gin, with a saving of 9%, is worth a look as it's consistently priced higher than that.
No.3 Gin London Dry Gin with Gift Box, 70 cl
£32 - Was £39.50
Usually retailing at £39.50, this is another decent gin offer. The gin is lovely, a classic London dry, lighlty spiced, crisp and clear. Made by gin experts, this has been awarded World's Best Gin four times.View now at Amazon
Boodles Gin, 1.75 Litre
£40.45 - Was £50.59
A premium gin, Boodles is distilled from British wheat and has a smooth, clean and crips flavour. It usually goes for around the £48-50 mark, so this is a genuine discount.View now at Amazon
Peaky Blinder Spiced Dry Gin, 70cl
£17.99 - Was £26
A dry gin, not for the faint hearted. Expect peppery notes and a real kick from black-country inspired gin that hasn't been this price since last Black Friday. Also, it's nothing to do with the TV shows. Promise, guv.View now at Amazon
Wildcat Gin, 70 cl
£25 - Was £28
This gin is specially distilled for mixing, with a hint of citrus and a classic dry juniper taste. Ideal for cocktails, it's been consistently more expensive this year, so a bonafide saving.View now at Amazon
Drumshanbo Gunpowder 43 Percent ABV with Glass Pack, 50 cl
£26.97 - Was £31.73
This gin & glass bundle usually goes for around the £32 mark, so this is a decent deal. The gin is very well reviewed; with a fresh citrus taste and spicy notes of green tea.View now at Amazon
Whitley Neill Handcrafted Raspberry Gin and Glass Gift Pack, 70 cl
£22.99 - Was £33.50
Another good deal from Whitlet Neil, this gin & glass set would make a great gift. It hasn't been cheaper, as far as we can see. The rasberry flabour isn't too over-powering so this makes for a versatile gin, good neat but great as a mixer.View now at Amazon
Whitley Neill Parma Violet Gin Gift Pack with Glass, 70 cl
£23.49 - Was £28
One of the best gin deals in Amazon's End of Summer Sale, this floral gin offer bright vibrant flavours. It's not a massive saving, at £4.50 off, but it's got great reviews and hasn't been cheaper than this for ages.View now at Amazon
Whitley Neill Aloe and Cucumber Gin 43% ABV Gift Pack with Glass, 70 cl
£22.99 - Was £36
A good saving on this cucumber gin and glass bundle. Super crisp and fresh, this gin offers hints of melon and green apple, and would go great in a G&T on a warm day, if we ever have one of those again.View now at Amazon
End of Summer sale: best whisky deals
The whiskey offers are somewhat stronger than the gin offernigs so far. Pick of the bunch is the Tamnavulin Speyside Single Malt, with a massive 47% off.
If you're looking to pick up a gift for the whisky drinker in your life, then the Dalmore 12 Year Old Single Malt gift set would be a good choice. It comes with two long stemmed glasses, and you can save £18 on the usual asking price.
Mossburn Island Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, 70 cl
£31 - Was £45
Another decent deal here. This is up and down in price, but hasn't been this low all year. A blend of single malts distilled on the islands of Scotland. It's peaty and smokey, with a touch of pepper. Good neat and as a mixer.View now at Amazon
Jura Whisky 10 Year Old Single Malt 2 Glasses Gift Pack, 70 cl
£28.20 - Was £38
This is a great little deal. A bottle of 10 year old Single Malt with two drinking glasses for £28.20. It'll usually set you back £38 and hasn't been much lower than that all year. It would make a great gift for the whisky drinker in your life.View now at Amazon
Jack Daniel's Red Dog Saloon Commemorative Bottle, 70 cl
£24.35 - Was £32.99
Plenty of Jack Daniel's offers on at the moment, but this is probably the highlight. It's a limited edition commemorative bottle, named after 'Jacks' first bar. Flavour notes indicate this is much like No.7.View now at Amazon
Bunnahabhain Stiuireadair Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 70cl
£27.12 - Was £36
A solid discount on this multi-award winning Single Malt, matured in sherry casks, with a creamy feel, notes of sea salt, caramel and gentle spice. It's unpeated, unusual for a Islay single malt.View now at Amazon
Tamnavulin Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Sherry Cask Edition, 70 cl
£23.20 - Was £32
One of the best whisky deals in the sale, this single malt is matured in Amercian oak barrels, and finished in three different sherry casks, so you can expect a complex flavour. It's warm and sweet, with maple syrup and subtle fruity notes.View now at Amazon
Jura Seven Wood Single Malt Whisky, 70cl
£38.35 - Was £59
Crafted from seven different oak types, this single malt offers a complex flavour with notes of coffee and ginger spice. It's award winning, and it hasn't been this low price for a long time.View now at Amazon
Jura 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, 70 cl
£33.87 - Was £45
Rarely cheaper, this is a good deal for this 12 year old single malt. It tastes of honey and brown sugar and has a slighly smokey finish. Sounds lovely.View now at Amazon
The Dalmore 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, 70cl
£43 - Was £60
This is a great looking whisky gift set that hasn't been anything like this price all year. Matured in American white oak ex-bourbon casks and finished in sherry casks, expect hints of ornages and dried fruit on the palette, with a coffee and dark chocolate finish.View now at Amazon
Jura 18 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, 70 cl
£53.60 - Was 75
A quality single malt, matured for 18 years and finished in red wine casks. Expect coffee and black forest fruit flavours with notes on cinnamon and tropical fruits. It's occassionally been cheaper, but still a good buy at this price.View now at Amazon
End of Summer Sale: the alcohol deals to avoid
As with most deal events, not every offer is a true saving. There's nothing wrong with the product in question, but we know it has been for sale at Amazon at a lower price recently, or is frequently on offer. In these cases, you may want to save your money unless that product especially tickles your fancy.
On the gin front, Edinbugh Gin, promoted at 20% off, is frequently on offer and has been cheaper than the sale price in the recent past. Same for Boodles Mulberry Gin, which is 15% off but has been around this price for much of the year.
We'd also be a little wary of the Glengoyne 12 Year Old Highland Single Malt here, which is 18% off in the sale, but hit the £30 mark in the summer.
As we say, there's nothing at all wrong with these products, but if you're hunting for a bargain, we kindly direct to the main list above.