The level of quality and diversity in The Gin Guide Awards 2019 was exceptional, with hundreds of entries from a total of 24 different countries. Gin doesn’t have to be expensive to be the best - as Aldi’s £9.99 Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin has just won the award for one of the best gins in the world, for the second year in a row. And if the supermarket is putting affordable wines and top-drawer gins on the shelves with flavour profiles to rival the premium-priced competition, it's little wonder we're seeking them out when feeling thirsty. The supermarket's Passionfruit Gin Liqueur is priced at just £9.99 and has proven to be another favourite, scooping a silver medal too. We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. MORE ALDI DEALS From an award-winning gin for £10 to the £3.99 knock-off Jo Malone candle. Published: 12th July 2019 Now in its third successful year, the 2019 Scottish Gin Awards is the annual industry celebration of Scottish Gins made in Scotland and the finalists have recently been announced. Aldi's ... Budget supermarket Aldi has once again saw its gin voted the best in the world. Compound Gin: Gins produced using a cold 'bathtub' method. The Darley Traditional Dry Gin (Aldi Australia), Harrison’s Gin (Aldi UK) and Richmond Gin (Lidl) all grabbed gold medals in the standard category for bottles under £15. And last year, Aldi's £9.99 own-brand gin beat a £25 Waitrose gin created by Heston Blumenthal at the International Wine and Spirits Competition, winning a silver award alongside entries from Morrisons and Lidl. Fancy an alternative gin treat this summer? We are delighted to reveal the winners of the 2019 Drinks Business Awards, ... Scilly Spirit Distillery Island Gin. ... award-winning beverage without having to pay through the nose. Shoppers MUST order gifts from high street retailers like M&S and John Lewis TODAY so they arrive before Christmas, What's closed in Tier 4 Covid lockdown? A total of 273 medals were awarded, 27 of which were Masters, across 14 categories. Its Harrison’s Gin (£15.99) took home a gold medal. Lidl is selling an eldeflower and pink grapefruit gin liqueur for £12. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. The Scottish gin industry united in celebration on Thursday 10th October 2019, as the winners in the third annual Scottish Gin Awards were… Only last month it wowed judges with its own-brand whiskies, four of which won gold medals at the global Scotch Whisky Masters. List of shops and businesses forced to shut under new Tier 4 rules, ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. Bottoms up! 2019 has been a volatile year for gin. We created content for Aldi Scotland to celebrate all things gin. We pay for your stories! List of shops and businesses forced to shut under new rules, Struggling households can now get vouchers and grants of up to £150 to help pay for bills this winter - how to claim, Greyson's Seville Orange & Persian Lime Gin, Aldi is also selling gin-flavoured ice lollies. The award-winning bottles join the supermarket’s own-brand whisky and Sauvignon Blanc, which have also been recommended by taste testers. The award-winning Boyle’s Gin is getting a loved-up twist – it actually changes colour! The citrus flavoured gin is available to buy in Aldi stores nationwide. Aldi wines and spirits have won many awards and commendations, which we’re very proud of, as it reflects the skills of our suppliers and our expert buyers in making sure our range is one of the finest around. The World Gin Awards select the very best gins in the internationally recognised gin styles and promote the world’s best gins to consumers and trade across the globe. In fact, Aldi alone has won a whopping 127 awards across its beer, wine and spirits sections since the start of the year, 24 of which went home to the spirits aisle. Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). Fruity gin is definitely a trend this season with Asda adding a lemon flavour and a watermelon one to its shelves. Try our refreshing, zesty and smooth District Coconut & Lime Gin or the rather festive Raspberry & Thyme. Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley, spirit experts and the co-authors of The World Atlas of Gin, are thrilled to see high-street offerings competing on the same platform as world-class drinks. Aldi is well-known for its budget versions of luxury products Credit: Alamy. Taste winners The Taste categories are based upon the commonly held gin groupings which define the style and process of gin production. The variety, which ALDI is selling for just $39.99, was named the best in the flavoured gin category for 2019.. "The variety of gins available on the supermarket shelves these days is superb," says Harrison, "and it is exciting to see the spirit becoming increasingly accessible from both a flavour and a price-point perspective.”, Aldi's selling power in particular, though, as Telegraph drinks columnist Susy Atkins has noted in the past, comes as much (if not more) through customer recommendations as it does via snazzy advertising. This was soon followed by the popular return of the gold-medal winning Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin 700ml for only $32.99. This year saw the largest submission of gins the competition has ever seen, with over 300 entries across the board – a clear indication that the gin craze that has gripped the UK over the past few years is still going strong. The prize-worthy gin came up on top despite being £10 cheaper than rival brand Tanqueray's Flor de Sevilla Gin. The supermarket has certainly tapped in to the growing interest among consumers for speciality spirits. This is the year we’ve seen the first signs that gin may be slowing in terms of growth and ceding space to other products.. Aldi had other successes at the Spirits Business Gin Masters. Aldi award-winning gin: Judges claim £10 budget supermarket alcohol is BEST in the world ALDI supermarket is selling a £10 bottle of gin and its been ranked the best in the world. They've done it again. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. Our gins are renowned for their outstanding taste and amazing quality. The 2019 International Wine and Spirits Awards were held recently, and Aldi took home 13 awards. Best Supermarket Brand Tonic Water— Endeavour Tonic Water (from New Zealand) Best Skinny/Low Calorie Tonic Water— Double Dutch Skinny Tonic Water. Find out more, The Telegraph values your comments but kindly requests all posts are on topic, constructive and respectful. 7 amazing buys from the Aldi Gin Festival range 2019. Award-winning quality. Hattie Gladwell Monday 10 Jun 2019 3:14 pm. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. "We’ve seen the trend for flavoured gins become increasingly popular over the last few years," says Julie Ahsfield, the managing director of buying at Aldi UK, about the award. The seasonal range – including Aldi’s Specially Selected own-label wines – provides great options for autumn and winter, with many bottles below £5. Aldi has been releasing a variety of flavoured gins and they seem to be everyone's favourite tipple - among customers and judges alike. Recommended to be served with Prosecco, Lidl is selling an eldeflower and pink grapefruit gin liqueur for £12. Something to think about next time you're doing the shop. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. Do you have a story for The Sun Online Money team? Aldi launches the 2019 Gin festival and it's bigger and better than ever The popular Aldi Gin Festival is set to return with a brilliant selection of new and unusual gins plus all your old favourites. The Winners, Runners-Up and Geographic Highest Scorers are defined as follows: Winner: Each category has one overall winner. "We’re thrilled to see that [...] our products [...] stand out from the crowd with both our loyal customers and gin connoisseurs alike.". You need to be a subscriber to join the conversation. Asda adding a lemon flavour and a watermelon one to its shelves. Aldi's winning gin, which retails at a modest £14.99 (in contrast with its closest rival, the £25 Flor de Sevilla Gin by Tanqueray), saw off 41 bottles to win its category title, including some costing in excess of £40, such as Glendalough Distillery's Rose Gin (£26.75), the Gooseberry and Elderflower Gin produced by Cumbrian distiller Bedrock (£29.95), and Yorkshire's Slingsby Gooseberry Gin, which costs over twice the price at £39.95. The company's impressive range of alcohol has been awarded 24 medals in 2019, with its gins also earning gold and silver at International Spirits Challenge. Winners of multiple awards and beating many leading brands, our range is perfect for Christmas. In fact, the UK appears to love its flavoured gin so much that 73 million bottles were sold in 2018. These are the gins that have won the category and had the highest score across all geographical areas. Aldi's £9.97 gin (Aldi) The German supermarket chain, which is due to have over 1,000 UK stores by 2022, was also awarded the accolade of best own-brand spirits range. The Gin Masters has been running for the past 10 years, and producers from around the globe, ranging from supermarkets to specialist distillers, enter their bottles to compete in classes including London Dry (a style in which no flavours are added post distillation), contemporary (boasting a broader range of botanicals), and flavoured (with entries from orange to rose). It's on sale at Asda but at a fiver more than Aldi's version, which clearly impressed the judges. Going on sale from Thursday, February 7th, Boyle’s Alchemy Colour Changing Gin will be available for €24.99/75cl across Aldi’s 137 Irish stores – for a limited time only. Are hairdressers open in Tier 4 lockdown? Greyson’s Seville Orange and Persian Lime Gin recently took home a top prize at the Gin Masters, one of the world’s top gin competitions. IF you've bought some gin from Aldi recently, you'll be glad to know that it's award-winning stuff. And last year, Aldi's £9.99 own-brand gin beat a £25 Waitrose gin created by Heston Blumenthal at the International Wine and Spirits Competition, winning a … With quality gin all around, Aldi had previously won a gold medal for its bestselling Harrison's Gin, which costs just £15.99. We take a look at the finalists of the 2019 Scottish Gin Awards, ahead of the awards ceremony on 10th October in Glasgow. View our online Press Pack. For other inquiries, Contact Us. As well as the flavoured gin, Aldi's Harrison Gin and Passionfruit Gin Liqueur also took home a gold and silver medal respectively. Aged Gin: Gins aged in wooden casks or barrels, or aged with wood from casks or barrels.Minimum 37.5% ABV. The World Gin Awards select the very best gins in the internationally recognised gin styles and promote the world’s best gins to consumers and trade across the globe. Aldi crowned cheapest supermarket Christmas cheeseboard by Which? Lidl also grabbed a gold and silver medal in the Premium group (£16 to £20) for its Aquine Scottish Craft Gin and Hortus Premium Pink Gin respectively. At the recent Gin Masters, a worldwide competition run by The Spirits Business that pits the industry's best against each other in a huge blind tasting, it was an Aldi gin – the Greyson's Seville Orange and Persian Lime – that took home the coveted 'Masters' title in the flavoured category. The Old Curiosity Distillery and Aldi presented by: London Dry Gin of the Year. 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"The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. Find your nearest store using the locator tool. Neighbours and friends kept recommending them; on one occasion a mate marched round with Aldi's New Zealand sauvignon blanc and demanded I try it on the spot.". Over the past few years Aldi and Lidl have crept onto the supermarket leaderboards to now have a record combined market share, earning them places as the country's fifth and seventh largest supermarket chains respectively. Its Greyson's Seville Orange & Persian Lime Gin was the proud recipient of the prestigious "masters" title at the 2019 Spirits Business Gin Masters Awards - and it only costs £14.99. ... Four of Aldi’s whiskies have been named among the best in the world at an international awards ceremony. The Alan Lodge Award for Young Drinks Writer of the Year. 1. Aldi is also selling gin-flavoured ice lollies in classic, pink gin and passion fruit flavours. This is not the first time that the discount store (not to mention Lidl, which bagged a full nine silver and gold awards at this year's Gin Masters) has made headlines with its award-winning drinks. 11:30, 9 JUL 2019; What's On. We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. "My interest in Aldi wines sprang from the best possible source," she has written. 4. "Not the efforts of a PR team or a glitzy press tasting, but word of mouth. ... Mike James of Aldi. Blackcurrant & Liquorice Gin, £19.99, Aldi (from 26 May) Gin Lane Rhubarb Gin, £19.99, Aldi (from 26 May) The Infusionist Raspberry & Elderflower Gin Liqueur, £9.99, Aldi (from 26 May) Eden Mill Mixology Gin Cocktail in Berry Bramble, Citrus Fizz and Basil Smash, £1.95, Aldi (from 26 May) By gin lovers, for gin lovers, our brand new shop will help you find the perfect gin for you. The core lines (from £3.69) are more of a mixed bag, but nevertheless offer several solid options. Around half of consumers now shop regularly at one of the two German stores, and Aldi alone accounts for almost £1 in every £12 spent on groceries. Visit The Gin Kin Shop At a packed venue, full of all the glamour and tartan you’d expect to see at a Scottish gin event, Scotland celebrated its burgeoning gin industry with the Scottish Gin Awards 2019. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. Aldi has launched its award-winning Haysmith tipples in pre-mixed gin and tonic cans to help us get into the festive spirit early. Aldi is no stranger to launching incredibly popular gins. The positive trends are that 2019 is the year that the canned gin and tonic went mainstream.Canned cocktails are becoming more and more common, with more craft distilleries getting into a game that was once dominated by big brands. Its Greyson's Seville Orange & Persian Lime Gin was the proud recipient of the prestigious "masters" title at the 2019 Spirits Business Gin Masters Awards - and it only costs £14.99. The 2020 Scottish Gin Awards was hosted as a digital awards experience on Thursday 12 November. Aldi has launched 12 Gins Of Christmas: limited-edition gin cocktail selection box from St Andrews-based distillers, Eden Mill. The brand's Oliver Cromwell gin was voted one of the best in the world, and back in July they … But how does the brand do it? 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The Global Gin Masters 2020 Gold Award winners: Boyle’s Irish Gin €24.99/ 70cl – This multi-award winning Irish gin, exclusive to Aldi, has a flavour palette of citrus zest, fruity notes of blackcurrant and apple plus warm spices. So far in 2020, ALDI customers have snapped up the Greyson’s Seville Orange & Persian Lime Gin 700ml – a bargain at $39.99, given this recent award winner took out the Master’s Award at the Gin Masters in 2019. Meanwhile, its Passionfruit Gin Liqueur (£9.99) was awarded a silver prize. London Dry Gin: Gins produced using the London Dry Gin method (definition provided during entry). The retail giant also has Ha’Penny Dublin Dry Gin on sale for $44.99. Email us at money@the-sun.co.uk, Chapel with graveyard could be yours but inside will leave you stunned, Martin Lewis warns 100,000 graduates have overpaid on student loans, BA and Virgin REFUSE refunds for Tier 4 customers despite travel warning. 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