Gin enthusiasts will be able to save some money on their gin habits, as judges from the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) have given the thumbs up to an Aldi gin which costs less than a tenner.
Aldi's Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin for £9.99 was raved about by the gin judges, and gave it a better rating than the £45 Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin. Lidl's Castelgy Gin was given a gold medal, for being exceptional, again, going for less than £10, which is just marvellous.
Both of these drinks toppled the fancy Tanqueray No10, and off licence favourites, Gordon's and Beefeater. We made a list of the sizes and prices of Tesco's London Dry Gin because we couldn't find Aldi's Gin anywhere and we were feeling curious (more like we felt like buying a bottle!).
Classic London Dry Gin Alc 37.5% vol
Produced in: the U.K.
Aldi's managing director Tony Baines said: “The demand for gin is showing no sign of slowing, as shoppers across the country continue to enjoy the classic gin and tonic, as well as a host of new and exciting gin-based cocktails.
If you prefer pricier gin, so you can keep up with the Joneses, other gins that were awarded gold were Bathtub Gin, Berkeley Square London Dry Gin, and Bimber Distillery London Dry Gin.
Be sure to try them all, if that's your thing. If not, no-one's stopping you from watching the telly with four cans and a packet of dry roasted peanuts.