A £14.99 bottle of Aldi gin has been named one of the best in the world04/12/2023
A humble £14.99 bottle of Aldi gin has officially been ranked as one of the best in the world.
It was given the accolade in the spirits category at the prestigious International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC).
The delicious Haysmith’s Rhubarb and Ginger gin scored 98 points and achieved a Gold Outstanding marker.
Although it costs less than £15, Aldi’s bottle beat Edinburgh Gin’s Rhubarb & Ginger flavour, which retails at around double the price of the supermarket bottle.
Judges described the Aldi gin as ‘magnificently well balanced with full, rich flavours of mouth-watering rhubarb, fiery ginger and chaste juniper.’
It wasn’t the only award that the retailer took home.
The discount supermarket picked up a total of 17 awards at the contest. Its Glen Marnoch Limited Edition Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (£17.49, 75cl), also won a gold medal and was praised for its ‘lovely soft texture and solid length.’
At that price, it’s worth giving this spring’s ‘it’ drink, whisky and tonic, a try.
Julie Ashfield, managing director of buying at Aldi UK said of the win: ‘We are extremely proud to have received the highest possible accolade for our own brand spirits.
‘Now more than ever, we want to show that low prices don’t mean compromising on quality or taste.’
Aldi’s Haysmith’s Rhubarb & Ginger Gin and Glen Marnoch Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky are available via Click & Collect, and in Aldi stores nationwide now.
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