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Aldis £10 gin voted better than Waitroses Heston Blumenthal version for £25

Aldi's £10 gin voted better than Waitrose's Heston Blumenthal version for £25
(Picture: Aldi/Waitrose)

Waitrose has some pretty fancy stuff including caviar, ostrich eggs, and of course, their exclusive Heston Blumenthal range.

The top TV chef knows a thing or two when it comes to food but surprisingly his snazzy gin didnt perform as well as other brands in a drinks competition.

In fact, Aldis £10 gin was voted better than his £25 drink in a taste test for the International Wine and Spirit Competition.

And the contest is dubbed the Michelin guide for booze, so judges know what theyre talking about.

Picture: Waitrose Aldi's gin beats fancy waitrose one
(Picture: Waitrose)

Hestons Citrus Sherbet Lazy Gin is described as natural citrus botanicals which add a lemon sherbet zest to this classic, apple-based London dry gin.

Simply add Mediterranean tonic, ice and serve with a stick of liquorice, no need for the slice, Waitrose boasts on its website.

But judges let the taste do all the talking and did a blind test, saying both Aldi and Lidl are better than the Heston stuff.

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While the OBE chefs line received a bronze medal, Aldis award-winning Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin and Lidls Hortus Citrus Garden (for £15) got silver medals.

Not only that, own brand gins from Morrisons and Spa also bagged silver medals.

Picture: Aldi Aldi's gin beats fancy waitrose one
(Picture: Aldi)

The overall winner for the category was Ki No Bi Kyotos dry gin from Japan which costs £44.95.

The competition had over 600 entries from nearly 90 categories for the gin category so Waitrose should still be content with third place.

Heston Blumenthal produces mind-blowing flavours that tantalise his diners senses from plate to palate said food and drink expert Martin Isark, who runs the website Can I Eat It?

And his restaurants impress the experts from the Michelin guide who have awarded him six Michelin stars.

However, where his gin is concerned he failed to impress the judges.

Aldi certainly seems to know what its doing with its gin as the budget supermarket recently released a passionfruit flavoured bottle, perfect for a Pornstar Martini.

And if that doesnt take your fancy, you could always try the colour-changing Forest Fruits gin.

Well take whatever gin we can tbh.

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