National supermarket chain Lidl will stock Aberdeenshire-based gin distilleries Lonewolf and House of Elrick for the first time as part of its popular Scottish Gin Festival.
Taking place from Thursday, the two gin distilleries will join the line-up of 10 Scottish gins.
This is the third time the festival has taken place across its 98 stores in Scotland.
House of Elrick’s Artisan Gin and Old Tom Coconut Gin will be available at Scottish stores alongside a ready-to-drink gin and tonic can from BrewDog’s sister company, Lonewolf.
House of Elrick Gin was built around the history of Elrick house in Aberdeenshire and its surrounding estate. With historic links to Bonnie Prince Charlie who gifted the Jacobite Rose to its gardens, House of Elrick gin is the only spirit made with purified water taken directly from Loch Ness.
The festival will also see Ellon-based Lonewolf Spirit’s ‘gin in a tin’ hit Lidl shelves for the first time. The sister company to BrewDog, Lonewolf uses ‘distillers’ beer’ as the starting point for all of its spirits and prides itself on producing everything required to make its gin in-house, from grain to glass.
Head of buying in Scotland Paul McQuade said: “Scotland has a hugely diverse gin offering and we are proud to be supporting the industry, including Aberdeenshire craft distilleries, through our third Scottish Gin festival.”