Lidl release second Scottish gin festival line up

Lidl has announced the line-up for its second Scottish Gin Festival, which is launching just in time for the festive season.

Published 31st Oct 2018
Updated 18 th Sep 2023

Following their popular initial spring promotion, which sold at a rate of over 130 bottles per hour in the first week of sales, the supermarket chain has teamed up with eight Scottish producers to create a second festival of all things juniper.

With nine different gins featured in Lidl’s 96 Scottish stores from this Thursday 1st November, the festival will include two new pink gins: Kinrara Rose & Cardamom Gin and Square Peg Pink Gin.

A spokesperson for the brand said: "Two artisan producers from Scotland's northern isles are also set to return to Lidl shelves by popular demand, after a debut at Lidl’s inaugural Scottish G Festival; Saxa Vord Distillery with their returning Shetland Reel Simmer Gin and Orkney Distillery presenting a new offering of Kirkjuvagr Aurora Spiced Gin."

Paul McQuade, Lidl’s head of buying for Scotland, added: “We have been working closely with some of the finest distilleries in Scotland to offer our customers the best premium gins at fantastic value.

"The majority of these Festival gins are exclusive collaborations, ranging from floral pink gins to classic crisp Scottish dry gins, and even a fruity gin liqueur. We are proud to be launching the second installation of our Scottish Craft Gin Festival, enabling us to push the boundaries of innovation in craft gin.”

The full Scottish Gin Festival range:

Product Size Supplier Price
Shetland Simmer Gin 70cl Shetland Distillery £24.99
Strathearn Scottish Gin 47% 70cl Strathearn Distillery £24.99
Kirkjuvagr Aurora Northern Lights Spiced Gin 50cl Orkney Distilling Co £19.99
NEW - Kinrara Estate Dry Gin 50cl Kinrara Distillery £19.99
NEW - Kinrara Rose and Cardamon Gin 50cl £19.99
NEW - Square Peg Pink Gin 50cl Strathleven Distillery £19.99
NEW - Red Castle Craft Gin 50cl Redcastle Distillery £19.99
NEW - Esker Gin 50cl Esker Spirits £19.99
NEW - Lilliard Ruby Gin Liqueur 50cl Lilliard Ginnery £14.99

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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