Lidl is launching a new range of artisan gins, with craft distillers throughout Scotland benefiting from a combined business deal worth more than £180,000.
Six artisan producers will supply eight different gins to Lidl Scotland’s 94 stores from Thursday 3rd May.
The new collection, which will be available while stocks last, showcases the craft gin landscape across the length and breadth of Scotland, with gins sourced from Shetland, Orkney, Perthshire, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Four products are brand new to supermarket shelves - MAKAR Cask Matured Oak Aged, Strathearn Scottish, Shetland Distillery Simmer and Tide Line Gin - helping these boutique Scottish businesses to expand their reach and give customers nationwide the chance to try their products.
Thanks to a huge surge in craft spirit production, Scotland’s gin credentials are on the rise, currently accounting for 70% of the UK’s gin supply. Sales of Lidl’s gin range have increased by 41% in the last year across UK stores; testament to the booming interest.
Lidl's head of Scottish buying, Paul McQuade, said: “At Lidl, we are firmly committed to supporting and championing local producers, and are incredibly proud of our expansive Scottish product range. With demand for gin on the rise, we felt it was the perfect time to increase our investment in local gin producers and bring together a unique, artisanal collection exclusively for Lidl customers.
"Our inaugural Scottish Gin Festival is a fantastic collaboration of new and established distillers from across the entire country, offering great choice and excellent value for our customers.”
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