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Aldi unveils Scottish Spirits Festival line-up

Budget supermarket Aldi is championing local producers in its in-store Scottish Spirits Festival 2021.

The line-up for the festival, which kicks off on 20 May, includes a host of craft beverage brands from across Scotland.

Among the products launching for the festival are:

  • Bothy Trading's new Hipflask Sloe Bramble Gin Liqueur, made in the Angus Glens and distilled using fresh Scottish fruit
  • Pineapple and Raspberry Crush Gin from Kirkcaldy's Lundin Distilling
  • Two ready-to-drink products from Stirling-based Boë Gin, Passion Fruit Gin with Sicilian Lemonade and Violet Gin with Rose Lemonade
  • A range of gins from Ellon-based Brewdog's Lone Wolf spirits range, including Cactus and Lime Gin, Peach and Passion Fruit Gin and Cloudy Lemon Gin
  • White Spiced Rum and Honu Pink Rum with Pineapple and Mango from Aberdeenshire's House of Elrick Distillery

Kim Cameron, 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 its customers to try our unique gin liqueur."

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 currently stocks more than 450 products from 90 Scottish suppliers and aims to reach 500 products in the next two years. Its Scottish Spirits Festival takes place in all 96 Aldi stores in Scotland from 20 May (while stocks last).

21 May 2021 - Bethany Whymark