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Aldi champions local distillers in Scottish Spirits Festival

By Kirsty Brown

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Aldi has revealed the line-up for its instore Scottish Spirits Festival, featuring a host of quality craft beverages from across Scotland that are perfect to add to your drink’s cabinet this summer.

Newmachar's House of Elrick Distillery was one of the suppliers to secure Specialbuy listings as part of Aldi’s search for Scotland’s Next Top Product, and will launch its white rum, spiced rum, and Honu pink rum with pineapple and mango as part of the in-store festival.

BrewDog fans can also enjoy the brand’s LoneWolf gin in this year’s Spirits Festival.

Obsessed with quality, carbon-negative LoneWolf distil each product themselves in their Aberdeenshire distillery, bringing their true-tasting spirits from grain to glass.

The brand also make their own base spirit, and customers can choose from cactus and lime gin, peach and passion fruit gin or cloudy lemon gin.

LoneWolf’s ready-to-drink gin and tonic can will also feature in Aldi’s line-up.

After being selected as part of Aldi’s Next Top Product search, Bothy Trading’s new Hipflask sloe bramble gin liqueur will be available to pick up in store.

Hand crafted in the Angus Glens, the artisan liqueur is created using fresh Scottish fruit and is bursting with natural flavour and every bottle is batched and poured by hand.

Also launching as part of Aldi’s Scottish Spirits Festival is Kirkcaldy-based Lundin Distilling’s pineapple and raspberry crush gin, a wonderfully easy-drinking gin with flavours of tangy pineapple and a splash of juniper and citrus.

Stirling-based Boë Gin’s ready to drink cocktails in passion fruit gin with Sicilian lemonade and violet gin with rose lemonade will also launch in Aldi stores.

Aldi Scotland Group buying director Graham Nicolson 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.”

Working in partnership with Scotland Food And Drink, Aldi’s Next Top Product search was relaunched early last year as part of the supermarket’s commitment to support local suppliers and to increase the range of Scottish products sold in store.

The Aldi Scottish Spirits Festival will take place in all 96 Scottish stores from May 20 while stocks last.

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