Aldi to showcase local distilleries as part of the Scottish Spirit Festival

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ALDI is launching a Scottish Spirit Festival where a range of unique rums and gins will be showcased.

The festival is to start on May 20 and the supermarket will use spirits from local distillers as part of the festival.

Many products that have been selected for the festival were chosen through Aldi’s Next Top Product search.

The search was launched last year in partnership with Scotland Food and drink, it is part of Aldi’s commitment to supporting local suppliers.

Graham Nicolson, Aldi Scotland group buying director said: “Scottish spirits are among the highest quality in the world and initiatives such as Aldi’s Next Top Product and our Scottish Spirits Festival act as a great platform to bring new spirits created by innovative Scottish distillers to our customers.

“All of the brands featured in this year’s festival represent distillers that are part of an exciting driving force behind creative spirit making in Scotland and we are thrilled that customers across Scotland will be able to find a range of delicious and premium craft spirits in store.”

Aldi has selected Bothy Trading’s new Hipflask Sloe Bramble Gin Liqueur, which can be bought at £9.99 for a 20cl bottle.

Scottish gin chosen for Aldi's Scottish Spirit Festival - Food and Drink News Scotland
Aldi to use Hipflask’s new gin as part of its Scottish Spirits Festival.

The artisan liqueur has been made using fresh Scottish fruit making it burst with natural flavour, each bottle is batched and poured by hand.

Kim Cameron, the founder of Hipflask Spirits, said: “Being selected as one of Aldi’s next top product winners has been hugely beneficial in helping to promote our new Hipflask brand on a national scale.

“We are incredibly excited to be launching in stores across the country as part of Aldi’s Scottish Spirits Festival and for their customers to try our unique gin liqueur.”

A selection of rum from Aberdeenshire’s House of Elrick Distillery has also been chosen for the festival.

Honu Rum selected as part of the Scottish Spirit Festival - Food and Drink News Scotland
House of Elrick Honu Pink Rum with Pineapple & Mango has been selected

Customers will be able to choose from a unique selection of rums, including white rum, spiced rum, honu pink rum with pineapple and mango, each 70cl bottle selling at £19.99.

Brewdog’s LoneWolf gin will also be featured in the spirits festival this year, the carbon-negative brand distils each product in their Aberdeenshire distillery and makes their own base spirit.

LoneWolf’s selection of gins includes cactus and lime, peach and passionfruit and cloudy lemon gin, each selling at £19.99 for a 70 cl bottle.
Other spirits that will be featured include Boe Gin, Edin Mill gin, Smirnoff’s raspberry vodka and Spirits of Virtue’s non-alcoholic spirit.

The range of spirits sold will serve your summer cocktail and barbeque needs, you can find your nearest Aldi store here.