Aldi launches premium gin range with perfect serves

Aldi launches  premium gin range with perfect servesAs the UK’s taste for gin has reached new heights[i], including a demand for exciting new blends from across Europe, Brits are on the lookout for unique, luxury tipples to add to their drinks cabinet.

Usually found in high-end stores and more expensive supermarkets, Aldi is making premium gins more accessible to all by launching its biggest ever range in stores and online on 14th November. With gins from Germany and France, to Northern Ireland and Britain, Aldi has worked with expert Sam Caporn MW to show the UK how to create the perfect serve for each tipple. *

From pairing on-trend herb-noted gins with rosemary and coriander, to accentuating fruitier, citrus-scented gins with pink grapefruit and oranges, there’s a serving suggestion to suit all tastes.

*All gins are served over ice with Aldi’s Ridge Valley Tonic Water (£1.79, 4 x 200ml)

Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin (£9.97, 70cl)Available in stores now

Awarded Gold at the International Wine and Spirits Competition earlier this year, this classic gin calls for large slices of lemon due to its stunning citrus notes. For a burst of colour, serve with black peppercorns – not only will they add visual interest to the drink but they will also highlight the pepper notes.

Gin Lane 1751 Old Tom Gin (£19.99, 70cl)

Available in stores and online from 14th November  (not available in Scotland)

Boasting a subtle flavour and silky texture, make the most of this gin by rubbing a slice of orange around the top of the glass and serving it with a generous twist of peel to add a little theatre to the drink.

La Fleuriste French Gin (£19.99, 70cl)

Available nationwide in stores and online from 14th November (available 4th December in Scotland)

Balance the herbal nature of this gin with a sprig of rosemary as an artistic serving suggestion. The rosemary will perfect complement the herb flavours and add a delcious twist to an icy gin and tonic.

Topaz Blue Premium Gin (£13.99, 70cl)

Available in stores now

For a serve that’s guaranteed to appeal to any gin conneiseur, pair this spicier gin with lemon and sprigs of coriander to highlight the gin’s top citrus notes and its underlying herbal tones. A steal at just £13.99, the Topaz gin won a Silver medal at this year’s International Spirits Challenge.

Gin Lane 1751 Victoria Pink Gin (£19.99, 70cl)

Available in stores and online from 14th November (not available in Scotland)

Arguably the colour of 2017, accessorise this stunning millenial pink gin with heaps of crushed ice, red fruits and garnish with a dash of mint for a picture perfect apertif.

Boyle’s Premium Irish Small Batch Craft Gin (£19.99, 70cl)

Available nationwide in stores and online from 14th November (available 4th December in Scotland)

Serve this award-winning gin, the Best Gin of 2016 according to the Irish Whiskey Awards with a slice of apple and a generous amount of fresh mint leaves to emphasise the fresh, fruity tones.

Needle Blackforest Gin (£14.99, 50cl)

Available nationwide in stores and online from 14th November (available 4th December in Scotland)

Pair this beautifully citrus-scented gin with pink grapefruit and a scattering of orange peel to highlight the gin’s citrus notes whilst also complementing the hint of clove that runs through it.

Ridge Valley Premium Tonics (£1.79, 4 x 200ml)

Available in stores from 14th December

For the ultimate pairing, serve Aldi’s Ridge Valley tonic water chilled, splashed over ice to maximise its unique flavour. Accessorise with fresh citrus fruits such as lemon, lime, or pink grapefruit to add a zingy taste to the tonic.