Lidl’s Scottish Gin Festival kicks off today (21 May).
The retailer said the event will contribute over £300,000 to Scotland’s craft gin industry.
Listings for distillers including BrewDog and Spirits of Virtue will help artisan Scottish businesses to expand their reach and give customers nationwide the chance to try their products.
From classic London dry style to fruit flavoured, Lidl’s Scottish Gin Festival showcases a collection of spirits including Esker Scottish Raspberry Gin and CeroCero Citrus Non-Alcoholic Botanical Spirit.
The festival sees some craft gins hit LIdl’s shelves for the first time, including Shetland Reel Ocean Sent – a unique gin inspired by the seas that surround the Shetland islands and flavoured with native bladderwrack seaweed. The gin’s producer – Saxa Vord Distillery on the island of Unst – has also secured a UK-wide listing with the retailer.
Paul McQuade, Lidl’s Head of Buying in Scotland, said “At Lidl, we remain firmly committed to supporting and championing local producers, and are incredibly proud of our expansive Scottish product range.
“We’re delighted to be launching another collection of quality artisan Scottish gins through our now-famous annual festival, allowing us to showcase craft gins distillers to shoppers across the country, many for the first time, offering unrivalled value and a journey of discovery for gin lovers in Scotland.”
Available at over 100 Lidl stores in Scotland while stocks last, the full range on offer is as follows:
|Old Curiosity Distillery||Hot Pink Rose Colour Changing Gin||50cl||39%||£18.99|
|Esker Spirits||Silverglass Scottish Raspberry Gin||50cl||40%||£18.99|
|House of Elrick||House of Elrick Old Tom Coconut Gin||70cl||40%||£24.99|
|Spirits of Virtue||CeroCero Citrus Non Alcoholic Botanical Spirit||70cl||0%||£9.99|
|The Shetland Distillery Company||Shetland Reel Ocean Sent Gin||70cl||49%||£24.99|
|The Shetland Distillery Company||Shetland Reel Original Gin||70cl||43%||£22.99|
|BrewDog||LoneWolf Cloudy Lemon Gin||70cl||40%||£20.99|
|BrewDog||LoneWolf RTD can – Gin & Tonic||25cl||6.5%||£1.79|
|House of Elrick||House of Elrick RTD can – Bramble Gin & Tonic||25cl||5.5%||£1.99|
|House of Elrick||House of Elrick RTD can – Summer Breeze Gin & Tonic||25cl||5.5%||£1.99|