Lidl Scottish Craft Gin Festival

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A ginuine treat – Scottish Gin Festival at Lidl

Gin is definitely the in thing just now and Lidl have just launched their first Scottish Gin Festival.

The festival is across all Scottish stores  and features eight gins from six artisan Scottish producers.

Lidl Scottish Gin Festival

The length and breadth of Scotland is on show with gins sourced from Shetland, Orkney, Perthshire, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Gins included as part of the festival:

MAKAR’s new Cask Matured Oak Aged Gin
This unique gin is aged in oak barrels for 8 weeks to give smokey pine and baked vanilla flavours
Perfect serve: Ginger beer & slice of fresh lime
Price: £19.99

Makar Original Dry Gin
This fresh gin produced in Glasgow has citrus notes with liquorice, pepper and a smooth dry finish
Perfect serve: Tonic water & sliced green chilli pepper
Price: 19.99

Strathearn Heather Rose Gin
A smooth, delicate drink perfectly balanced with rose and heather to create a light floral sweetness.
Perfect serve: Chilled prosecco & fresh raspberries
Price: £19.99

Strathearn Scottish Gin
Gentle peppery spice finishing with citrus sherbet, this juniper led gin is double distilled on a working farm in the Perthshire countryside
Perfect serve: Tonic water & twist of orange peel
Price: £24.99

Lidl Scottish Gin Festival

Tideline Gin
Brand new to the market and exclusive to Lidl, this new gin is distilled in a traditional copper pot still using botanicals foraged from the family garden
Perfect serve: Tonic water & clementine
Price: £19.99

Shetland Reel Simmer Gin
Produced on Shetland’s most northerly isle, this brand new exclusive gin provides the perfect summer tipple that balances orange and spice to create bitter sweet marmalade notes
Perfect serve: Tonic water, orange peel & a sprig of rosemary
Price: £24.99

Ginerosity is the world’s first social enterprise gin, with profits going towards supporting disadvantaged young adults, and is distilled using ethically sourced botanicals giving a crisp peppery finish.
Perfect serve: Tonic water & fresh mint leaves
Price: £19.99

Kirkjuvagr Harpa Gin
Handcrafted, this is a fruity crisp gin made with traditional local botanicals form the island and Orkney bere barley
Perfect serve: Tonic water & fresh summer berries
Price: £19.99

Lidl Scottish Gin Festival

Did you know that Scottish Gin accounts for 70% of the UK’s gin supply?

We toasted the good weather with a Simmer Gin from Shetland Reel 🍸

what’s your fave gin? Let us know below!

Lidl Scottish Gin Festival




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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  1. Craig

    Was in today, picked up a botte of Makar- shame there wasnt any of the other great ones you’ve mentioned- woulda picked up a fair few!

    1. Glasgow Foodie

      What did you think of the Makar? And what one of theirs did you get?

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