Ok, confession time. We have had Lidl Hortus London Dry Gin in our collection for quite some time.
We bought a bottle as many of you keen gin enthusiasts have recommended Lidl Hortus Gin to us again and again, that alongside the positive critique it was a no brainer to purchase.
Lidl have excelled in their commitment to producing a range for the discerning gin lover that tastes good, represent the current trends in the market and of course have an intriguing and attractive design and name. All of this with a price point that is approximately half the price of many of the gins that we all enjoy and love.
As well as creating their own range they also support the artisan brands by bringing them in store, currently in Scotland they are expanding (England take note!)
For sure there is a place in the market for quality affordable gins like these and trying them out shouldn’t be avoided!
So what about the London Dry Gin? Well in a recent blind tasting by the Good Housekeeping institute it scored an impressive 77/100 making it a credible competitor against some of the stalwart Gin brands.
The botanicals are herbaceous and heady, think rosemary & lemon verbena, there is many more.
On the nose Hortus is big on Juniper scents with a touch of pine also.
To taste, it is very bold in its presentation, Juniper forward with sweet floral notes, there is also a slight aromatic spice on the finish.
We garnished with cucumber & strawberries (the sunny weather played a part in that decision) and Schweppes 1783 light tonic water. A delicious fresh and flavourful serve.
Our advice is don’t shy away from adding some of the supermarket brands to your collection, do some research, see what’s recommended and give it a try.
We are glad we did! Cheers, and Happy Friday to you all 🙌🏻 @lidluk @schweppesgb #ginoclock #gintonica #cocktails #friday #gin #gandt #homebartender #ginandtonic #thegintomytonic #instadrink #welovegin #ginspiration #fridaynightdrinks #lidl #bartender #ginstagram #springtime