Supermarket Sips To Add To Your Weekly Shop

The Best Gin, Whisky, Rum and Wine to Buy From Your Local Supermarket

If you’re looking for a new tipple to add to your weekly supermarket shop, why not try a bottle of Gin, Whisky, Rum and Wine. With suggestions from Duppy Share Rum, Porta 6 Red Wine, Mermaid Gin, Cotswold Distillery and Aviation Gin, there’s something for all tastebuds and budgets.

The Rums

Duppy Share Spiced Rum

Duppy Share Spiced Rum is a blend of two year old aged rums from Jamaica and Barbados spiced with vibrant Pineapple, Kola Nut and Island spices. The aromatic aged golden rum is naturally spiced with ginger, vanilla, cola, grapefruit, pineapple, clove, nutmeg, basil and orange. Perfectly balanced and complex, Duppy Share Spiced Rum is designed to pair perfectly with your favourite mixer.

RRP: £25 for 70cl. ABV: 37.5%. Available from: Tesco and Ocado

Duppy Share Aged Rum

Duppy Share Aged Rum is a perfectly balanced, award-winning blend of Aged Caribbean rums. Sourced from two of the most prestigious distilleries in the world, the blend contains a three year old 100% Pot Still rum from the Worthy Park Distillery, Jamaica combined with a 5-year old 100% Column Still rum from the Foursquare Distillery, Barbados.

RRP: £26 for 70cl. ABV: 40%. Available from Morrisons and Asda

The Wine

Porta 6 Red Vinho Regional Lisboa

Porta 6 Red is a blend of 50% Aragonês, 40% Castelão and 10% Touriga Nacional grapes. Porta 6 Red is complex, with red and wild berries and hints of nuts. It has a soft mouthfeel with a medium finish, making it the perfect pairing for meat, roasts and pastas to name a few.

RRP: £7.50-£8.99 for a 75cl bottle. ABV: 13.5%. Available from Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Co-op, Waitrose and Morrisons

Porta 6 Red Vinho Regional Lisboa 2.25 Litre Bag in Box

Porta 6 Red is also available as a 2.25 litre bag in box, perfect for Christmas parties and festive celebrations.

RRP: £19 for 2.25 litres. ABV: 13.5%. Available from: Sainsbury’s and Tesco

The Gins

Cotswolds Dry Gin

Cotswolds Dry Gin is a full strength gin (46% ABV) blended with nine different botanicals, including local lavender from nearby Snowshill and freshly-peeled pink grapefruit and lime zest. It is non-chill filtered so the oils are retained in the gin, causing a pearlescent cloud to appear when ice and tonic are added, creating the unique ‘Cloudy G&T.’

RRP: £34.95 for 700ml. ABV: 42%. Available from Waitrose

Aviation Gin

Aviation Gin is a small batch, distilled, American Gin, co-owned by Hollywood Actor Ryan Reynolds. Aviation American Gin takes its name from the well-known Aviation cocktail, a simple blend of gin, maraschino liqueur and freshly squeezed lemon juice.

RRP: £28 for 700ml. ABV:42%. Available from Morrisons, Tesco, Waitrose

Mermaid Gin

Mermaid Gin is a small batch, beach to bottle London Dry Gin with a hint of sea air. Hand-crafted on the Isle of Wight, Mermaid Gin delivers a smooth yet complex blend of fresh organic lemon zest and peppery grains of paradise, with a hint of sea air from locally foraged, fragrant rock samphire, known as “Mermaid Kiss.” This aromatic succulent clings to the cliffs surrounding the Isle of Wight and marks the high tide line on its beaches. Like a kiss of the mythical mermaid, saving sailors lost at sea, the rock samphire was a signal that shipwrecked sailors and smugglers were safe from the raging seas. Other botanicals include handpicked elderflower from local fields and Boadicea hops harvested from Ventnor Botanic Gardens along with English coriander, angelic root, liquorice root, juniper and orris root. Best enjoyed in a Mermaid Gin & Tonic or Martini.

RRP: £38 for 70cl. ABV: 42%. Available from: Tesco

Mermaid Pink Gin

Aromatic and refreshing, Mermaid Pink Gin infuses the flavour of fresh island strawberries grown in the rich and fertile microclimate of the Arreton Valley with the smooth yet complex taste of the award-winning Mermaid Gin.

RRP: £38 for 70cl. ABV: 42%. Available from: Tesco

The Whisky

Cotswolds Signature Single Malt Whisky

The award-winning Cotswolds Signature Single Malt Whisky was launched in 2017 and is the first whisky ever distilled in the Cotswolds. 100% locally grown, floor-malted barley and the whisky is matured in first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels and reconditioned red wine casks. The whisky is rich, fruity and sippable with notes of honey, Seville orange marmalade and dark red fruits. Presented in a stunning gift box, Cotswolds Signature Single Malt Whisky is delicious neat, mixed with ginger ale for a longer serve or as an excellent base for cocktail creation.

RRP: £39 for 70cl. ABV: 46%. Available from: Sainsbury’s and Tesco

Further information

The Duppy Share Caribbean Rum | @theduppyshare | @TheDuppyShare | @theduppyshare_

Porta 6 Wine | @vinhoporta6

Cotswolds Distillery | @cotswoldsdistillery | @CotswoldsDistillery | @Cotswoldistill

Mermaid Gin | @mermaidgin | @iowdistillery

Aviation American Gin | @aviationgin | @AviationGin | @AviationGin_