$20 GIN BEST IN WORLD

Gordon’s, Beefeater, Bombay Sapphire and… Aldi? The cheap supermarket chain has won gold for its home brand gin at the International Wine and Spirits challenge, with the $20 drop proving itself equal to bottles which cost up to three times the price. Aldi’s Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin won the gold medal, which was one of 20 medals ultimately won by the discount store chain, including  ‘Supermarket Own Brand Spirits Range of the Year’. This result follows on from the gold medal awarded to the supermarket’s Glen Marnoch Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, awarded a gold medal at the Spirits Business Scotch Whisky Masters.The German-based Aldi chain has 10,000 stores in 18 countries around the world but, unfortunately for gin and whiskey connoisseurs, none in New Zealand.