Lidl is celebrating gin fans’ love of gin with the creation of its very first Scottish Gin Festival. Distillers throughout the country will benefit from a combined business deal worth more than £180,000, as the festival lands across all Scottish stores this Thursday 3rd May, featuring eight gins from six artisan Scottish producers.
The new collection, which will be available while stocks last, showcases the small batch gin landscape across the length and breadth of Scotland, with gins sourced from Shetland, Orkney, Perthshire, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Four gins are brand new to supermarket shelves, and there are offers on a Deluxe Botanical Set and a selection of new premium tonic waters, so customers can experiment with cocktail recipes, garnishes and botanicals to create the perfect tipple.
Gins included are:
MAKAR’s new Cask Matured Oak Aged Gin
New to Lidl shelves, this unique gin is aged in oak barrels for 8 weeks to give smokey pine and baked vanilla flavours
Perfect serve: Ginger beer & slice of fresh lime
Makar Original Dry Gin
This fresh gin produced in Glasgow has citrus notes with liquorice, pepper and a smooth dry finish
Perfect serve: Tonic water & sliced green chilli pepper
Strathearn Heather Rose Gin
A smooth, delicate drink perfectly balanced with rose and heather to create a light floral sweetness.
Perfect serve: Chilled prosecco & fresh raspberries
Strathearn Scottish Gin
A first to supermarket shelves – Gentle peppery spice finishing with citrus sherbet, this juniper led gin is double distilled on a working farm in the Perthshire countryside
Perfect serve: Tonic water & twist of orange peel
Brand new to the market and exclusive to Lidl, this new gin is distilled in a traditional copper pot still using botanicals foraged from the family garden
Perfect serve: Tonic water & clementine
Shetland Reel Simmer Gin
Produced on Shetland’s most northerly isle, this brand new exclusive gin provides the perfect summer tipple that balances orange and spice to create bitter sweet marmalade notes
Perfect serve: Tonic water, orange peel & a sprig of rosemary
A gin with a big heart, Ginerosity is the world’s first social enterprise gin, with profits going towards supporting disadvantaged young adults, and is distilled using ethically sourced botanicals giving a crisp peppery finish.
Perfect serve: Tonic water & fresh mint leaves
Kirkjuvagr Harpa Gin
Handcrafted, this is a fruity crisp gin made with traditional local botanicals form the island and Orkney bere barley
Perfect serve: Tonic water & fresh summer berries
Thanks to a huge surge in artisan spirit production, Scotland’s gin credentials are on the rise and sales of Lidl’s own gin range have increased by 41% in the last year across UK stores. Lidl have definitely got the hang of this gin thing. We’ve talked about Lidl’s own premium Hortus gin range before and were delighted to see it win the Good Housekeeping Institute taste test in April 2018. The famous pink ‘Rhubarb and Ginger’ and ‘Scottish Raspberry’ liqueurs were selling over 400 bottles per hour when they first hit shelves in November 2017. Lidl hope to continue to expand their product range even further in 2018.
For more information on Lidl’s Scottish Gin Festival check out https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/Offers.htm?id=627&week=2