Scottish gin distilleries on track to bottle over £300,000 from ALDI's debut Gin Festival

Scottish gin distilleries on track to bottle over £300,000 from ALDI's debut Gin Festival

ALDI’s inaugural Scottish Gin Festival lands in stores across Scotland from Thursday 2 November, featuring 10 gins from esteemed Scottish suppliers in a celebration expected to be worth £347,000 to the distilleries involved.

Date:

Wed, 01 Nov 2017

Source:

ALDI Scotland

The Scottish Gin Festival will be in-store while stocks last and includes finalists from the recent Scottish Gin Awards. The handpicked gins from 10 Scottish distilleries are: 

•The Botanical Project Winter Warmer Gin (£19.99/50cl) – crafted exclusively for ALDI by Eden Mill Distillery in St Andrews

•Pickering’s Gin (£24.99/70cl) and Ginerosity (£19.99/50cl) from Pickering’s at Summerhall in Edinburgh  

•Makar Gin (£19.99/50cl) from The Glasgow Distillery Company in Glasgow

•Kirkjuvagr Gin (£24.99/70cl) from Orkney Distilling in Orkney

•Persie Zesty Citrus Gin (£19.99/50cl) from Persie Distillery in Perthshire 

•Chocolate Mint Gin (£19.99/50cl) from McQueen Gin in Callander

•Strathleven Stillhouse Gin (£19.99/50cl) from Strathleven Distillers near Loch Lomond 

•Boë Violet Gin (£19.99/50cl) from Boë Superior Gin in Stirling

•Heather Rose Gin (£19.99/50cl) from Strathearn Distillery in Perth 

The Scottish gins will be joined by the perfect accompaniments on shelf including premium Fentimans mixers: Original Tonic, Light Tonic, Herbal Tonic and Rose Lemonade (£2.99/4x200ml), as well as boxes of Gin Garnish (£2.49) from Ginology featuring juniper berries, cinnamon and orange zest.

Graham Nicolson, Group Buying Director for ALDI in Scotland, said: “This in-store festival further establishes ALDI as a committed supporter of Scotland’s thriving gin industry, and a must-visit for gin lovers across the country.

“The Scottish Gin Festival adds a fantastic mix of both established and up-and-coming distilleries to our existing award-winning gin selection, allowing us to provide even more choice and brilliant value to our customers – who we know are massive fans of Scottish gin. 

“We’re incredibly proud to work with some of Scotland’s most respected distilleries for our first ever Gin Festival, and we’re looking forward to continuing our support for this flourishing industry.”

Stephen White, Founder of The Scottish Gin Society, said: “The ALDI Scottish Gin Festival is a brilliant platform for Scotland’s most diverse and exciting distilleries to introduce new customers to their products. This support for Scottish suppliers proves how in demand Scottish gin is – with the industry showing no signs of slowing down. 

“Many of the distilleries featured in the Scottish Gin Festival were finalists at the recent Scottish Gin Awards, so shoppers can be certain of the outstanding quality available on ALDI shelves.”

Kirsten Speirs, founder of the Scottish Gin Awards, commented: “The first annual Scottish Gin Awards have revealed that Scotland is producing a fast growing and diverse range of premium quality gin which is hugely popular.  This trend will no doubt be reflected in the future success of the ALDI Scottish Gin Festival giving customers the chance to enjoy premium Scottish gin at very reasonable prices.  We are delighted to see so many of our finalists selected to take part as it furthers our work promoting the hard work of distilleries across Scotland.”

To celebrate the launch of the Scottish Gin Festival, ALDI shoppers also have a chance to win a trip to Eden Mill’s new Blendworks gin experience in St Andrews where they can craft their own bespoke gin to take home. The competition is live in ALDI stores via a text-to-win number until midnight on Wednesday 15th November. 

ALDI’s Scottish Gin Festival is in-store now while stocks last.

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