This certainly isn’t the first time that we have mentioned supermarket giant Aldi in our articles, and we highly doubt that it will be the last.
Over the past few years, the gin range that is offered by Aldi has really made a name for itself in the industry, winning highly coveted awards and standing out amongst a crowd that is becoming more and more saturated.
The Newest Expansion
Over the Bank Holiday weekend in August, a lot of new spirits were added to Aldi’s ever-growing range of gins and gin liqueurs. Naturally, we quickly made it our task to try as many of them as possible.
Out of all of the gins and gin liqueurs that we had the pleasure of trying, one caught our attention more than the rest did. It is quite easy to see why too, as the very sound of a gin liqueur that tastes like Tutti Frutti sweets sounds like something that most British people would want to try given the opportunity to.
Aldi’s Didsbury Tutti Frutti Gin Liqueur is just as sweet as you would expect it to be, but it comes with a generous scattering of fruity undertones that really help to balance those sweet flavours. That balance is incredibly important when you are indulging in sweet gins, otherwise their flavours can simply be too overwhelming.
We would be quick to recommend using Aldi’s Didsbury Tutti Frutti Gin Liqueur in cocktails while the weather is still warm, but you might have to move quickly to really enjoy this delightful gin before the autumn weather creeps in. You should note that this charming concoction was actually crafted with the help of Simon Wood, a MasterChef champion who won with his Tutti Frutti dessert. Naturally, the botanicals present in this gin include citrus fruit, lemons and limes, vanilla and passion fruit.
Alongside Aldi’s Didsbury Tutti Frutti Gin Liqueur, you will be able to find a number of other spirits. These include The Infusionist’s Mystical Unicorn Gin Liqueur, Eden Mill’s Passionfruit, Apricot and Coconut Gin and Greyson’s Rhubarb and Bramble Gin.
The Infusionist Mystical Unicorn Gin Liqueur is charming, as it contains iridescent sparkles that light up any drink as soon as it is hit by sunlight. It also features the charming undertones of candyfloss and marshmallow, yet those sweet flavours are again balanced out by more traditional gin botanicals.
Naturally, their Eden Mill Passionfruit, Apricot and Coconut Gin is the perfect addition to any tropical number, while their Greyson’s Rhubarb and Bramble Gin works amazingly in classic cocktails.
The Unique Nature of Aldi Gins
It would be easy for most people to see that Aldi are performing incredibly when it comes to their range of exclusive gins, but some people still seem to be wondering why this is the case. How could a supermarket giant be so successful in an industry that is dominated by distilleries who market and sell their own products?
The truth of the matter is that Aldi’s gins really are as good as they sound, with many of them having won awards at prestigious events.
For example, their Greyson’s Seville Orange & Persian Lime Gin took home the “Masters” title at the Spirits Business Gin Awards in 2019, yet it costs a fraction of the price that similar products do. Their Harrison’s Gin has previously taken home a gold medal, whilst their Passionfruit Gin Liqueur has taken home a silver one.
We can quite clearly see that the geniuses behind Aldi’s range of spirits have also managed to match trends, noting that their customers enjoy flavoured gins and innovative products. Because of this, Aldi have put their time and energy into those areas.
There you have it; all of Aldi’s newest additions are certainly worth a look at the next time you are doing a supermarket shop. We would highly recommend giving their Didsbury Tutti Frutti Gin Liqueur a try, especially if you are fond of the sweets. If you are the type of person who enjoys crafting cocktails, then their The Infusionist Mystical Unicorn Gin Liqueur with its iridescent sparkles might be the better option for you.