• Danny Joyce | Editor

Aldi Introduces 2 Exclusive Gins from Old Carrick Mill Distillery

Aldi has teamed up, once again, with Monaghan based Old Carrick Mill Distillery to introduce two exclusive small batch Irish gins to 150 stores nationwide. Mo Chara Irish Gin takes it's name from the Irish language, meaning “my friend”, and is the perfect spirit to share among friends.

The first, Mo Chara Irish Pink Gin, is distilled using a range of botanicals including pink grapefruit, juniper, lemon, lime, coriander, angelica root. With its stunning blush tones, and distinctive notes of grapefruit, Mo Chara Irish Pink Gin will retail at €19.99.

The second gin to hit shelves is an intriguing small batch Irish Gin distilled with Pineapple with subtle notes of other botanicals such as juniper, coriander, angelica root, cassia, pear, and lime with a retail price of €19.99. The gins pair wonderfully with any premium tonic water, or lemon juice, and can be complemented by a slice of pink grapefruit or pineapple respectively. Steven Murphy, founder of Old Carrick Mill Distillery, Co Monaghan, commented: “We have worked with the Aldi team for several years, and we continue to be impressed by their support of artisan Irish producers. With the support of Aldi, our small batch gins have been able to reach a larger target audience and we are delighted to see our Irish Pink Gin and Irish Pineapple Gin reach the shelves of 150 Aldi stores nationwide. We can’t wait to hear what consumers have to say once they taste the products.”

Steven has created a selection of wonderful cocktails with the gins, a twist on the Pink Lady cocktail and also a wonderfully fresh cocktail with the pineapple gin - recipes here.

Both Mo Chara Irish Small Batch gins are available in 150 Aldi stores across the Republic of Ireland, while stocks last.

Slán go fóill,

Danny