It’s appropriate that two thirds of the word ‘gin’ is ‘in,’ because gin is certainly in! This juniper-drink is the tipple on everyone’s lips, and in everyone’s glasses, and there’s a very good reason for it – the stuff is delicious!
There’s no surprise then, that the stuff is selling like hotcakes! So being a gin, how do you stand out from the crowd amongst all the other gins on offer? Well, Lidl think they have the solution!
It’s now not enough just to be plain old gin. To stand out from the crowd, you need flavour, and Lidl have just started to sell two gins with just that!
The first is Rhubarb and Ginger flavour and the second is Scottish Raspberry.
Gin’s origins come from the Middle Ages, and has evolved from a herbal medicine to one of the most popular alcoholic beverages. Gin was developed from the Dutch drink ‘jenever,’ and became established in Great Britain (especially London) when William of Orange, leader of the Dutch Republic, occupied the English, Scottish, and Irish thrones with his wife Mary between 1689 and 1702.
When the two gins first went on sale in November, Lidl claims to have sold over 400 bottles – or seven per minute.
You can get your hands on the pink Rhubarb and Ginger now, with it going back on sale on April 3.
You’ll have to wait slightly longer from the Scottish Raspberry edition, however, because that won’t be back on our shelves until April 11.
Back by popular demand, both of our gin liqueurs are back in store soon!See comments for details.
They are both crafted by hand and distilled in copper stills. Lidl made the announcement on their Facebook page, and the news has gone down a storm.
One lady wrote, “I absolutely LOVE both the raspberry and rhubarb and ginger, I have both in my fridge right now! They have converted me to gin ? I drink mine with lemonade…..controversial!!”
Another commented, “this is what we had last night. I’m going to see if I can get some more, the raspberry one sounds delicious ?.”
Lildl’s variety are £6 cheaper than the same flavours from Edinburgh Gin, available at John Lewis for £18. Lidl’s spirits consultant, Tristan Stephenson, said the Hortus Scottish Raspberry gin could be consumed on its own, over ice, or as part of a Spritz with champagne.
Alcohol isn’t often considered as a healthy lifestyle choice, but there are many properties to gin that are actually good for you!
As mentioned before, gin actually began its life as a herbal medicine. Juniper berries (the main ingredient in gin) has been used for centuries as a topical anaesthetic. It can also help ward off coughs and lung congestion.
Gin can also help with joint pain. According to the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical centre, properties in gin can help to relieve the pain caused by achy joints, gout, and rheumatoid arthritis. Some arthritis sufferers will even use raisins soaked in gin to reduce joint inflammation.
So, what’re you waiting for? Next time you’re in the bar, order a nice gold gin and tonic and just watch all your problems melt away.