For those familiar with Aldi gin, there’s sure to be a few recognisable names you add to your shopping basket on a semi-regular basis.
The supermarket is probably best known for its Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin (£9.99), which is commonly available in-store. Additionally, the German chain also has a cheeky take on Bombay Sapphire: a £13.99 replica called Topaz Blue Premium Gin.
Recently, the supermarket has also created limited edition gins with Scottish distilleries. If you live in Scotland, expect McQueen Forest Fruits Gin, alongside the store’s typical offerings. (While stocks last!)
With the recent announcement of a National Summer Gin Festival, however, there’s now even more gin available from Thursday 26 July…
New Eden Mill Botanical Project Gins- Limited Release, Scotland
A few eagle-eyed shoppers in Scotland may have spotted two extra treats in-store. Fans of Eden Mill’s limited release Botanical Projects will be delighted with Plum & Pink Grapefruit Gin (£19.99, 50cl) and Clementine & Lemon Gin Liqueur. (£14.99, 50cl).
The first is described as a deliciously refreshing Scottish gin with stone fruit notes, tangy grapefruit and a lingering soft plum finish.
The liqueur features a “citrus burst on the nose, balanced by sweetness and just a hint of cinnamon spice.”
58 Gin (£24,99, 70cl) – In-store, online.
Named after where the gin was created (door number 58!), this gin combines the finest British wheat spirit in traditional alembic pot stills. Expect nine carefully selected botanicals in your glass – including juniper, coriander seed and Cubeb Peppers.
Colombo No.7 Gin (£19.99, 70cl) – In-store, online
Based on a 70-year-old recipe, Colombo No.7 is made from a host of bespoke and unusual ingredients. Seven different spices and botanicals in total combine to create a complex aroma and distinctive taste.
The trademark ‘lion elephant’ image symbolises the wisdom of an elephant and the courage of a lion, as a nod to the soldiers for whom the liquid was traditionally made.
Becketts London Dry Gin (£24.99, 70cl) – In-store, online
Made with English juniper berries handpicked from Box Hill in Surrey, this crisp and refreshing gin is made up of six different botanicals, including Moroccan lime and Spanish sweet orange peel.
Boyle’s Craft Irish Gin (£19.99, 70cl) – In-store, online
Named after the founding father of modern chemistry, Robert Boyle, this unique gin is distilled with a delicious blend of blackcurrants, apples and elderflower. The result is a tasty tipple with an abundance of juniper, plenty of spice and a zesty bite.
McQueen Sweet Citrus Gin (£19.99, 50cl) – Excluding Scotland
An award-winning gin from McQueen Gin, this is bursting with citrus, some light juniper and floral notes. You can also expect sweet notes from creamy vanilla and honeydew melon.
The Infusionist Passionfruit Gin Liqueur (£9.99, 50cl) – In-store, online
Bursting with passionfruit, this gin liqueur boasts delicious citrus notes, giving a full flavour and sharpness of acidity.
The perfect combination with a classic London Dry Gin or served in a glass of Prosecco or Cava for a fruity tipple.
Harrison’s Cucumber Gin (£15.99, 70cl) – In-store, online
Some gin fans might spot more than a passing resemblance to a certain Scottish gin…
Harrison’s Gin is filled with distinct aromas of orange and spice with a tangy, sweet orange and citrus finish.
Oliver Cromwell Pink Gin (£10.99, 70cl) – In-store, online.
Offering an on-trend twist to Oliver Cromwell London Dry gin, this gorgeous pale pink gin is beautifully fruity with a distinctive sweetness on the palate.
Drink it neat over ice, with tonic or as part of a cocktail topped up with Prosecco and lemonade.
From July 26, you can now also buy Aldi gin over at www.aldi.co.uk/spirits.
See our lowdown to the Aldi Gin Festival for the full line-up, including all accessories.
More from The Gin Kin:
- Aldi are now selling a limited edition colour changing gin from McQueen
- The Aldi Gin Festival is coming back and bigger than before
- Aldi launches new Scottish Gin Festival and we want everything