That’s the spirit! Aldi launches its first ever spirits festival
| 20th August 2019
This August, the retailer is launching a whopping 11 new spirits as part of its first ever Spirits Festival range, including the hottest spirits of the moment – tequila and mezcal, as well as a selection of ultra-Instagrammable gins and rums starting from just £9.99.
Mexican spirits are becoming increasingly popular, with statistics revealing that tequila is the second-fastest growing spirits category after gin.
The rise of cocktail culture means that people are becoming more adventurous with their spirit choices, accounting for the growth of mezcal which is often favoured due to the variety of flavours available.
Shoppers can now try the trend for themselves, by livening up their cocktail cupboards with the sweet and spicy Tequila Villa Lobos 100% Agave Reposado (£29.99) and the smoky, aromatic Mezcal Eterno Joven (£34.99) – the first spirit of its kind to hit Aldi.
Launching on the 22nd of August, perfectly timed to get shoppers in the bank holiday spirit, Aldi’s new range also includes flavour-packed rums, gins and delicious pre-mixed cocktails that will look great on the Instagram grid – including the must-have shimmering Infusionist Mystical Unicorn Gin Liqueur for only £9.99.
Tequila and Mezcal
Tequila Villa Lobos 100% Agave Reposado (£29.99 – online only)
Sweet, fruity and slightly spicy, the Tequila Villa Lobos is a handcrafted spirit made with mellow agave from Los Altos. Made with traditional Mexican techniques, this tequila has a balanced and elegant structure and is best served neat over ice with a refreshing slice of grapefruit.
Mezcal Eterno Joven (£34.99 – online only)
Distilled crystal clear with subtle silvery shades, the Mezcal Eterno Joven has a smoky aroma with hints of butter, ancho chilli and even bacon! Enjoy the smooth flavours of the roasted agave, with fruity and herbal notes, neat or as part of a spicy jalapeño margarita.
Create magical concoctions with The Infusionist’s new Mystical Unicorn Gin Liqueur. Crafted in small batches to ensure excellence, this gin-based liqueur has delicious flavours of candy floss and marshmallow. Pair with Aldi’s award-winning Organic Prosecco (£7.99) to create a shimmery and sweet tasting spritz and add a touch of sparkle to cocktail hour.
Quick Gin (£19.99)
The zesty and refreshing Quick Gin has big and bold citrus notes, with an excellent balance of juniper and spices, forming a superbly sippable gin that is both distinctive in taste and design. The perfect pairing for a long summer evening, serve with a slice of orange for a delightful gin and tonic.
Didsbury Tutti Frutti Gin Liqueur (£13.99)
Re-live your childhood with a sweet trip down memory lane with the nostalgic taste of Didsbury Tutti Frutti Gin Liqueur. Subtly blending sharp, citrus notes with smooth juniper flavours, this new liqueur will bring shoppers the classic tutti frutti flavour everyone knows and loves. This sweet refresher can be enjoyed as a twist on the classic gin and tonic, served with orange and fresh lemon juice.
Greyson’s Rhubarb & Bramble Gin (£15.99)
With flavours inspired by an English garden, this Greyson’s Rhubarb & Bramble Gin is a fresh yet tangy explosion of a classic pairing of rhubarb and berry notes. Enjoy with a simple tonic and a few sour blackberries.
Eden Mill Passionfruit, Apricot & Coconut Gin (£19.99)
This bank holiday go coconuts for this delicious tropical gin, with sweet notes of passionfruit and creamy coconut. Serve with tonic water and garnish with a pineapple wedge, this drink brings the spirit of island life to all that enjoy it.
Crossbones Golden Rum (£14.99)
The Crossbones Golden Rum has been expertly blended to create a premium drinking experience. Master blenders carefully select the finest mix of young and older rums which have been aged patiently in Oak Casks. A great blend for a classic Dark and Stormy cocktail, Crossbones flavours combine hints of vanilla with delicious citrus notes.
Crossbones Dark Rum (£14.99)
Indulge in your dark side with the deeply delicious Crossbones Dark Rum. Rich and mellow, this spirit is a bank holiday cocktail essential. Pair with pineapple juice and cream of coconut to create tropical Pina Coladas, the perfect way to celebrate the end of a sizzling summer.
Dark Matter Spiced Rhubarb Rum Liqueur (£13.99)
Add some spice to any occasion with this summery Spiced Rhubarb Rum Liqueur which combines both delicious sweet and sharp notes. To see out summer in style, this full-flavoured spirit is best served over ice with a splash of ginger ale and a few rhubarb sticks.
Ballycastle Strawberries & Cream Liqueur (£9.99)
Cream liqueurs aren’t just for Christmas! This summery treat combines the mouth-watering, juicy taste of strawberries with the luxury, velvety taste of Irish cream. Serve over ice or add to create the ultimate indulgent cocktail.