Co. Down start-up company Copeland Gin has signed a deal to sell its rhuberry gin at all Aldi outlets in Northern Ireland and the Republic.
Commenting on the news, Copeland Gin founder Gareth Irvine said, "Being available in Aldi Ireland's 120 stores signals that we're moving in the right direction and that what we're doing is attractive to gin buyers despite market saturation."
As reported by The Sunday Business Post, Copeland Gin's bottle sales topped 17,000 in 2017. This year to date, the company's bottle sales have already exceeded last year's total by 300%, with the firm targeting a 2018 sales total of 48,000 to 50,000 bottles.
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The two varieties in the Copeland Gin range are the aforementioned rhuberry gin, the flavour of which is a combination of rhubarb and blackberry, and a raspberry and mint gin.
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