ALDI has revealed the line-up for its first ever Spirits of Scotland Festival, showcasing a hand-picked selection of the finest alcohol from some of the country’s most renowned local distilleries.

Launching tomorrow, the festival will take place in all 87 Aldi stores in Scotland in a deal worth more than £312,000 to the distilleries involved.

From botanical gins perfect for a late summer’s evening, to rich spiced rums and fruity liqueurs, the first Spirits of Scotland Festival is a celebration of the tradition, quality and craft of Scotland’s dedicated local producers.

Included in the inaugural festival’s line up is a Raspberry and Pomegranate Gin Liqueur from Redcastle Spirits, the Great Taste Award-winning Heather Honey Vodka from Blackford Craft Distillery, and Dark Matters Spiced Rum, the first release from the Banchory-based distillers.

Fiona Walsh, co-founder and director of Redcastle Spirits, said: “The additional revenue this order will bring has allowed us to make some further upgrades to our bottling facility, which will increase our capacity and drive efficiencies.

“It also brings us a step closer to being in a position to increase our workforce.”

In celebration of the supermarket’s 25th anniversary in Scotland, Aldi has also included a limited-edition 25 Year Old Glen Marnoch Single Malt as part of the in-store festival. Only 900 bottles of the whisky are available, priced at £39.99 for 70cl.

Graham Nicolson, pictured, group buying director at Aldi Scotland, said: “Scotland is justifiably renowned the world over for its superb distilleries and over the years, their offerings have become more and more diverse and adventurous.

“For our very first Spirits of Scotland festival, we’re pleased to bring together an enticing selection of gins, vodkas, whisky, rums and liqueurs, so our customers can taste the very best of what Scotland has to offer.”