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Aldi has announced it will be increasing its gin range by 60% this Autumn – as the store says it sells 12,500 bottles a day. As part of its biggest gin range yet, the supermarket will be launching its first ever Gingerbread Gin Liqueur for £9.99. Available in stores and online from 1 October, the liqueur is characterised by notes of ginger, cinnamon, vanilla and orange, and is apparently best enjoyed with a splash of tonic water or simply served neat over ice.
Aldi expects the new gin to be very popular with its customers, considering it’s been handcrafted and uses one of the biggest Christmas flavour trends. (Picture: Aldi) Julie Ashfield, Managing Director of Buying at Aldi UK, said: ‘Gin continues to be immensely popular among our shoppers, so we’re delighted to be offering our biggest range ever, just in time for the festive season. ‘At Aldi, we pride ourselves on innovation, and the launch of these exciting new products is a real testament to the hard work of our UK based buying team, who work incredibly closely with suppliers to bring great-value, quality spirits to our shelves.’ Sam Caporn, Aldi’s Wine Expert, added:
‘The gin bubble is yet to burst, and its fantastic that shoppers can turn to Aldi for award-winning, great quality bottles that won’t break the bank. ‘The brand new Gingerbread Gin Liqueur is not only deliciously on-trend, but its a brand new festive tipple, that is sure to delight gin lovers this festive season!’ This is the second gingerbread gin we’ve seen in the past week – with Asda also announcing its own version.
Asda’s version looks a little different to Aldi’s – given that it’s glittery. The gin is an orange-y gold and comes with a shimmering, pearlescent edible glitter. It was created combining Asda’s Extra Special Triple Distilled Premium Gin with the flavour of lightly-spiced, home-baked gingerbread. MORE: GIN Asda releases a glittery gingerbread gin just in time for autumn Lidl launches a new pomegranate and rose flavoured gin You can now buy glittery gin to jazz up your drinks It’s meant to be served over ice, with either some tonic or added to a glass of fizz. As well as the appearance, there’s also another difference between the two gins: Asda’s is £2 more expensive, at £12. So, if you fancy some gingerbread gin, it’s about deciding whether you fancy something glittery or something a little cheaper. Although we’re sure most will choose depending on whichever store’s closer.