Gin is the tipple of choice for many in the hot weather, and Aldi is celebrating this by launching its first National Summer Gin Festival, and 10 new gins.
Catering for more sophisticated and adventurous palettes, the range includes a gin based on a 70 year old recipe as well as a passion fruit gin liqueur and a pale pink gin.
Available in stores from July 26, the full range includes Harrison’s Cucumber Gin (£15.99, 70cl), Oliver Cromwell Pink Gin (£10.99), The Infusionist Passion Fruit Gin Liqueur (£9.99, 50cl), Boyle’s Craft Irish Gin (£19.99) and 58 Gin (£24.99, 70cl), Beckett’s London Dry Gin (£24.99, 70cl) and the award winning McQueen Sweet Citrus Gin (£19.99, 70cl).
The festival will also see the launch of the Colombo No.7 Gin (£19.99, 70cl) which is based on a 70 year old Sri Lankan recipe made during World War 2, as well as a London Dry Gin Selection (£7.99, 4 x 5cl) and a Flavoured Gin Selection (£7.99, 4 x 5cl).
Glassware, tonics and garnishes will also be on sale.
The festival comes as gin sales soar in popularity across the UK. Earlier this year the Wine and Spirit Trade Association reported that sales of the spirit reached £1.5 billion in the 12 months to the end of March 2018, proving that it’s no longer just Mother’s Ruin.