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The Aldi Spirits Festival is back - and includes sell-out Scottish gins ideal for summer

The Aldi Spirits Festival is back, with sell-out gins and new releases.

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Aldi is launching a range of new tipples and old favourites as part of the biggest ever Spirits Festival, which goes on sale in store and online from 6 August.

After selling out in record time last year, Aldi and Eden Mill’s exclusive Botanical Project Gin Cocktails are back by popular demand.

The summery flavours, which are best enjoyed in the sunshine, include: Blackcurrant and Rhubarb Gin with Ginger Beer, Blueberry and Vanilla Gin with American Cream Soda, and Salted Caramel and Apple Gin with Cola.

Joining the line-up for the first time is Brewdog’s Lone Wolf Cloudy Lemon Gin, which is packed with the sharp and refreshing flavours of Sicilian lemons and Tuscan juniper berries.

Aldi is also launching several new gins, vodkas and rums as part of the supermarket’s biggest Spirits Festival yet, including the new Elements by Haysmith’s range.

Inspired by the constellations, shoppers can pick from a delicious non-alcoholic spirit or premium gin of their choice, depending on their star sign.

The Spirits Festival runs from 6 August while stocks last, and the Lone Wolf and Eden Mill gins are only available in Scottish stores.

The festival line up

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Botanical Project Gin Cocktails (£1.19, ABV 5%)

Choose from Blackcurrant and Rhubarb Gin with Ginger Beer, Blueberry and Vanilla Gin with American Cream Soda, or Salted Caramel and Apple Gin with Cola.

Lone Wolf Cloudy lemon Gin (£19.99, ABV 40%)

Packed with the sharp and refreshing flavours of the Mediterranean including Sicilian lemons and Tuscan juniper berries.

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Lone Wolf Gin & Tonic (£1.79, ABV 6.5%)

This G&T can is ideal for picnics.

Tamova Raspberry Vodka (£14.99, ABV 37.5%)

A smooth infused vodka with intense, but natural raspberry flavours combined with a classic spirit. Ideal to drink neat over ice with a citrus garnish, mixed with lemonade or served in a fruity cocktail.

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Tamova Vanilla Vodka (£14.99, ABV 37.5%)

A rich, robust and complex pure vodka. Can be served on the rocks, just with ice, with mixers such as cola and soda water or as an ingredient to a refreshing cocktail.

Sea Dog Raspberry Mojito Rum (£14.99, ABV 37.5%)

As rum is set to be the drink on everybody’s lips, shoppers can now indulge in a tasty but also trendy inspired cocktail tipple in the comfort of their own homes.

Gosling’s Gold Seal Rum (£17.99, ABV 40%)

This rum is new to Aldi's range and ideal for summer daiquiris or simple drinks.

The Infusionist Aperini Bitter Orange Gin Liqueur (£8.99, ABV 20%)

This zesty bitter orange gin liqueur is the ideal ingredients for your next spritz.

Haysmith’s Old Tom Gin (£14.99, ABV 40%)

Similar to a classic London Dry Gin, the Haysmith’s Old Tom Gin provides delicate juniper notes with a sweeter note to the delicious tipple.

Haysmith’s Pomegranate & Cucumber Gin (£14.99, ABV 37.5%)

Simply refreshing. This delightful new gin brings the flavour of summer with its juicy pomegranate and cucumber flavours.

Haysmith’s Honeycomb Gin (£14.99, ABV 37.5%)

As bittersweet gins continue to emerge in the market, the Haysmith’s Honeycomb gin offers a sweet honeycomb taste with juniper botanicals. Give it a shake to reveal the gold shimmer.

Haysmith’s Strawberry & Lime Gin (£14.99, ABV 37.5%)

An iconic flavour combination which brings together citrus flavours of the lime and summery sweetness of the strawberry.

Elements by Haysmith’s - Earth (£14.99, ABV 40%)

The Earth gin includes Darjeeling tea and citrus undertones. Best served with ice, premium tonic and a twist of lemon peel.

Elements by Haysmith’s - Water (£9.99, ABV 0%)

This Water gin may be free of alcohol, but its notes of lemongrass, ginger and citrus makes for the perfect refreshing summer drink.

Elements by Haysmith’s - Air (£14.99, ABV 40%)

This Air gin has refreshing and savoury flavours of dulce seaweed and sea buckthorn combined. Best served with ice, premium tonic and twist of pink grapefruit peel.

Elements by Haysmith’s - Fire (£14.99, ABV 40%)

This Fire gin has chilli  and Szechuan peppercorns in its botanical mix.

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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