by Richard Buckley, Editor, Business Eye

Co. Down-based Copeland Spirits has become the first NI gin brand to be listed with German retailer, Aldi.

The brand’s ‘Rhuberry’ flavoured gin is currently listed in the supermarket chain’s stores in Ireland.


Copeland Spirits was established in 2016, following a successful crowdfunding campaign by founder Gareth Irvine. The range now boasts two permanent lines, ‘Rhuberry’, which will be carried by Aldi Ireland and ‘Raspberry and Mint’. Both flavours feature herbs and fruits grown in Northern Ireland, championing the produce and skill of local farmers.


The ‘Rhuberry’ flavour is a collaboration with Finlay’s Farm Balloo and showcases the quality of rhubarb and blackberry, both grown locally and carefully selected. With a 37.8% ABV, this gin defies the perception of flavoured gins in that it has all of the flavour of a liqueur, yet offers all of the artisan quality of a premium gin.


Commenting on the new listing with Aldi Ireland, founder of Copeland Spirits, Gareth Irvine said: “Our range aims to provide the consumer with gins that excite but it’s us who are the most-excited at the minute. To be listed in Aldi Ireland, after such a short time in business is both a testament to our unique offering and the quality of NI produce.


“It’s incredible to represent the local gin scene across Aldi Ireland’s stores and share a taste of NI with consumers. Our gin is more than just a gin, it’s a bottling of NI’s great outdoors and a celebration of our local produce and skilful farmers.


“Copeland Spirits began as a crowdfunding campaign and now we’re a local a crowd favourite. It’s both rewarding and motivating to experience the level of support we have from the NI consumer and we look forward to continuing to surprise and excite with further new listings, new flavours and more.”


For more information visit For serve suggestions, cocktail inspiration and more on availability search #copelandspirits on social media.

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Copeland Gin founder Gareth Martin


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