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Aldi to showcase exciting Scottish spirits and liqueurs with a new in-store festival

Popular supermarket chain Aldi has revealed the line-up for their first ever Spirits of Scotland Festival which will showcase a selection of the top spirits from some of the country’s most renowned local distilleries.

Published: August 21, 2019
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Launching from this Thursday (22nd August), the event will take place in all 87 stores across Scotland, with organisers saying it will give customers the chance to taste the "very best spirits and liqueurs from around Scotland at Aldi’s everyday low prices".

A spokesperson for the brand said: "From botanical gins perfect for a late summer’s evening, to rich spiced rums and fruity liqueurs, Aldi’s first Spirits of Scotland festival is a celebration of the tradition, quality and craft of Scotland’s dedicated local distillers."

Included in the inaugural festival’s line up is an exclusive Passionfruit and Coconut Gin from Eden Mill, the Great Taste Award winning Heather Honey Vodka from Blackford Craft Distillery, and Dark Matters Spiced Rum, the first release from the Banchory-based distillers.

Aldi Spirits of Scotland Festival

There will also be a Dark Fruit Liqueur from spirits specialists Aelder, Brewdog Distilling Co.'s Lone Wolf Gin and Glasgow Distillery Co.'s exciting new spiced rum, Banditti Club.

In celebration of the supermarket’s 25th anniversary in Scotland, Aldi has also included a limited-edition 25 Year Old Glen Marnoch Single Malt as part of the in-store festival.

Distilled in Speyside, it features notes of vanilla, toffee and leather with only 900 bottles of the luxurious single malt are available priced at just £39.99 (70cl).

Graham Nicolson, group buying director, Aldi Scotland said: “Scotland is justifiably renowned the world over for its superb distilleries and over the years, their offerings have become more and more diverse and adventurous.

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"As a result, Scotland is now home to a large number of dedicated distillers producing an exciting choice of flavourful and distinctive spirits and liqueurs.

“For our very first Spirits of Scotland festival, we’re pleased to bring together an enticing selection of gins, vodkas, whisky, rums and liqueurs, so our customers can taste the very best of what Scotland has to offer.

"To mark Aldi’s 25th anniversary in Scotland, we are thrilled to include the limited edition 25 Year Old Glen Marnoch Single Malt as part of the line-up. Whisky is what Scotland is known for, and the rich and luxurious Glen Marnoch gives our customers the chance to try a high-quality single malt without breaking the bank.

“At Aldi, we’re proud to be at the forefront of supporting independent Scottish producers and we will continue to champion all elements of our country’s exceptional spirits industry.”

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The full Spirits of Scotland Festival 2019 line up:

Brewdog Distilling Co.- LoneWolf Gin (£19.99, 70cl)
Eden Mill Botanical Project - Passionfruit and Coconut Gin (£19.99, 50cl) (Aldi exclusive)
Redcastle Spirits - Raspberry and Pomegranate Gin Liqueur (£14.99, 50cl)
Blackford Craft Distillery - Vesperis Heather Honey Vodka (£24.99, 70cl)
El:Gin Coirce - Small Batch Scottish Vodka (£24.99, 70cl)
Black Velvet by Aelder - Dark Fruit Liqueur (£14.99, 50cl)
Glasgow Distillery Co - Banditti Club Glasgow Spiced Rum (£19.99, 50cl)
Dark Matter - Spiced Rhubarb Rum Liqueur (£12.99, 50cl)
Dark Matter – Spiced Rum (£19.99, 50cl)
Glen Marnoch - 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (£39.99, 70cl)
Hogwash - Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (£14.99, 70cl)

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.

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