Gin is most definitely in. But how do you keep up with the lavish costs of your refined palette?
Hendricks gin is a firm, long-standing favourite among gin lovers, known for its gentle, springtime infusion of rose petal and cucumber.
However, this premium brand doesn’t alway fit quite so smoothly with our monthly budgets; with bottles selling for £28 at supermarket giants Tesco and Asda.
With many of us splashing out on last minute holidays, this kind of ‘special occasion’ sum doesn’t always cut the mustard.
That moment you sat silently in the sunshine and paused to take a breath: the ineffable Gin Buck. pic.twitter.com/kv4HpVrg6p
— Hendrick's Gin (@HendricksGin) July 21, 2018
Luckily, Aldi has really stepped up; distilling a bottle which looks – and reportedly tastes – very much like the real deal.
Although, in the case of Harrison’s Cucumber Gin, you only need to fork out £15.99 for a 70cl bottle.
According to a press release from Aldi, Harrison’s Cucumber Gin is ‘a gin filled with distinct aroma of orange and spice with a tangy, sweet orange and citrus finish.’
Much like Hendricks, the ABV is about 41 per cent. It also comes in a very handsome lookalike bottle, which should make a very nice addition to your kitchen shelf.
Get to Aldi mate from this Thursday… gin galore.?
— David Surtees (@DBS050106) July 24, 2018
Harrison’s Cucumber Gin has been released alongside various other new gins, as part of Aldi’s bang-on-trend Gin Festival.
According to Aldi:
As the country’s thirst for gin continues to grow, Aldi is launching a host of delicious new products to its range, in its first ever National Summer Gin Festival.
Available from 26th July, the festival will see 10 new gins hit Aldi’s shelves, including three unique small batch products, each with a unique heritage.
What’s more, the supermarket is also providing everything you need to enjoy the perfect gin at home, with a wide selection of glassware, tonics and garnishes to compliment the extended spirits range.
The new gins sit alongside Aldi’s multi-award-winning Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin (£9.99) and Topaz Blue Premium Gin (£13.99), creating a wealth of choice in time for the long summer nights ahead.
Check out some more fabulous bargains below:
Bargain hunters are delighted by Aldi’s contribution to the current, glorious gin-aissance, taking to social media in appreciation of this brand new collection.
One person advised a pal:
Get to Aldi mate from this Thursday… gin galore.
Honestly there’s so much on gin lately I have major FOMO! (Also did you see Aldi are doing a gin special buys????) [sic]
Aldi really are fast becoming serious players in the world of gin, with their Irish Boyle’s Gin being awarded a prestigious gold medal at The Gin Masters, 2018.
Furthermore, their well loved Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin (£9.99) has been voted as one of the best gins in the world – for the second year running – by the International Spirits Challenge (ISC).
— Jez Cooper (@jezpitman) July 24, 2018
Aldi has started selling colour changing gin today ! Alcohol and a light show in one – pure class! pic.twitter.com/eIsr2cv15j
— Eves Accountants (@AccountantsEves) July 19, 2018
Bought the Trossachs black Forrest fruits Gin from Aldi it’s going down a treat
It turns from blue to pink when you add tonic water
It’s lovely doesn’t taste like gin, tastes fruity
— Alba ? ??????? (@Ind3pendent7) July 18, 2018
Asked for Gordon’s pink gin and mum says “Aldi do their own now.” Typical :)
— Isabeleve_x (@Isabelevestorey) July 22, 2018
Aldi bringing out a Pornstar Martini Gin?????
— francesca (@francesca1jones) July 25, 2018
OOOOOOOOOOH!!!!!!!!!!!!! That sounds fabulous!!! Honestly there’s so much on gin lately I have major FOMO! (Also did you see aldi are doing a gin special buys????)
— ?ZARA?PRISM?POWER? (@ZaraLouU) July 24, 2018
You can get your mitts on a bottle of Harrison’s Cucumber Gin from July 26, 2018 onwards. What a refreshing deal.
To find out more about Aldi’s increasingly excellent selection of gins, visit their website.
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Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.