The Aldi gin range just got even more exciting! It’s time to head to your local Aldi – the supermarket has launched 10 new seasonal gins for its first ever Gin Festival range.
We’re already fans of their award-winning wines and some of their other cheap booze options, and now it looks like we’ll be adding even more incredible gins to the list as the supermarket have released 10 more bottles to satisfy the country’s thirst and love of gin!
In the 12 months up to March 2018 55 million bottles of gin were sold and the spirit continues to rocket in popularity.
Aldi Gin: The Gin Festival Range
The Aldi Gin Festival range is available from 26 July in stores across the UK. Alongside 10 new bottles of fabulous gin the supermarket are also offering the perfect glasses, garnishes and tonics to enjoy with your tipple! The gins vary from premium, craft and small batch but they are still very good value and many would make lovely gifts for you gin-loving friends.
The gin festival range is available for the summer and should run for the next four to six weeks but if you’re lucky you might still see a few bottles around after this.
Don’t worry though, the end of the gin festival range just means Aldi have another seasonal special buy up their sleeve and we have a feeling it’s something to get excited about!
58 Gin, £24.99, 70cl
This gin is named after its Australian distiller. The spirit was created after the Australian moved to London, Hackney to an address with the door number 58. It has nine carefully selected botanicals which include juniper, coriander seed and Cubeb Peppers.
Colombo No.7 Gin, £19.99, 70cl
This gin comes from Sri Lanka and is based on a 70-year-old recipe which was first used in the Second World War.
Beckett’s London Dry Gin, £24.99, 70cl
The juniper berries in this gin were handpicked from Box Hill in Surrey. It also boasts Moroccan lime, Spanish sweet orange peel and locally sourced mint to create a unique, distinctive flavour with what Aldi describe as a delightfully long, smooth finish!
Boyle’s Craft Irish Gin, £19.99, 70cl
This unique gin is distilled with a delicious blend of blackcurrants from Wexford, apples from Waterford and elderflower from Cork.
McQueen Sweet Citrus Gin, £19.99, 50cl
This gin is full of citrus flavours as well as light floral notes and a subtle hint of creamy vanilla. Unfortunately it isn’t available in Scotland.
The Infusionist Passionfruit Gin Liqueur, £9.99, 50cl
This fruity liqueur would be great mixed with your Prosecco or Cava – classy cocktails at home made easy!
Harrison’s Cucumber Gin, £15.99, 70cl
This bottles looks very similar to another popular gin brand that carries a much higher price tag. It boasts distinct aromas of orange and spice with a sweet citrus finish.
Oliver Cromwell Pink Gin, £10.99, 70cl
If you already love the original Oliver Cromwell gin, why not switch it up for a bottle of this on-trend pink spirit? Aldi describe it as having ‘ distinctive sweetness on the palate and lifted notes of ripe squashed strawberries, redcurrants, raspberries, violets and plums.’ They recommend you drink it neat over ice, with tonic or as part of a cocktail topped up with Prosecco and lemonade.
London Dry Gin Selection and Flavoured Gin Selection, £7.99, 4 x 5cl, each
If you want to recreate your own tasting session these little kits are perfect! The London Dry kit includes a 5cl bottle of Tanqueray London Dry Gin, JJ Whitley, Col Rickey and Brokers. The flavoured set includes: Gordon’s Pink Gin, JJ Whitley Elderflower, Greenwalls Wild Berry Gin and Edinburgh Gin Rhubarb and Ginger Liqueur.
So you’ve got the chance to try some of Aldi’s best in-house gins and some big brand names too, all for very reasonable prices. Which will you be heading out to buy?
Aldi Gin: The core range of gins from Aldi
Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin £9.99, 70cl
This award-winning Aldi gin, has received the gold medal at the International Wine & Spirits Competition several times, beating competitors that cost six times more. It is the cheapest of Aldi’s gin offering and is described as being ‘light, with a touch of juniper’ with a ‘clear, crisp and complex flavour’.
This gin is so popular that Aldi now sell 12,000 bottles of the stuff every day making it one of the supermarkets most popular spirits!
Topaz Blue Premium Gin – £13.99 (70cl)
For the first time Aldi submitted the Topaz Blue gin into the Spirits Business Gin Masters for 2018 and it picked up a prestigious gold medal, beating rivals which cost more than double the price!
It was also awarded the silver medal at the 2017 International Wine & Spirits Competition. It’s described as being an ‘elegant’ drink with a ‘balanced mix of wild botanicals and fruits with a touch of citrus and juniper’. Aldi suggest serving with frozen berries for a sophisticated twist…
These gins are available all year round from stores across the UK
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