Aldi and Lidl gin is the best buy!

Aldi gin
25 April 2016

Gin enthusiasts (or, if you prefer, twee alcoholics) will try all the gins available, and tell everyone about them on social media, taking photos of their drinks and referring to the time as 'Gin O'Clock'.

Well, for you juniper fans, you will be able to save yourself some money on your 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.

The Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin, in blind tests, was referred to as having a "ripe, citrus aroma with rounded spice and a touch of juniper".

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."

"Our Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin has always been a popular product amongst our customers due to its excellent quality and great value, and we're delighted that it has triumphed - proving that great drinks needn't cost the earth."

You can see the results here for the ISC 2016 taste awards.

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.

TOPICS:   High Street News

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