This £16 flavoured gin is now a Sainsbury’s bestseller

The sun is shining, there’s a four-day weekend ahead – add a fresh G&T in your hand and you’ve got the recipe for the perfect bank holiday.

But before you head to the supermarket to stock up your drinks cabinet this Easter, we’d like to suggest that you try something a little different – a flavoured gin that’s proved to be a big hit with customers across the country.

sainsburys pomegranate and rose gin
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The fruity pomegranate and rose spirit, which was launched by Sainsbury’s in November last year, has been flying off the shelves at a rapid rate, and with its summery flavours and crisp, refreshing finish, those numbers are only set to grow as the temperatures rise.

‘Our Taste the Difference Pomegranate and Rose Gin is now one of our bestselling own-brand gins,’ a spokesperson for the store confirmed to

sainsburys pomegranate and rose ginTaste the Difference Blackfriar Pomegranate & Rose Gin, £16, Sainsbury’s

The London Dry gin is is distilled four times using ten balanced botanicals to create a complex and aromatic flavour; Sainsbury’s recommends elderflower tonic as an ideal mixer, with a few drops of pomegranate juice if you want to enhance the natural pink hue.

And although the number of reviews on the Sainsbury’s website is limited, everyone who has left one has given the bottle a clear five stars.

‘Brought this for a gin tasting night and was everyone’s favourite,’ wrote one happy gin fan. ‘Nice fresh gin and the rose gives it a lovely flavour. Good price as well, will definitely buy again.’

‘I’m new to gin and well this is simply lush,’ agreed another. ‘Subtle hint of rose just enough not to put you off. This is my favourite so far. Yummy.’

If that’s tickled your tastebuds, you’ll be pleased to hear that the brand is expanding its Taste the Difference gin line once again, with the launch of Orange & Blossom Gin, which has notes or orange, blossom and thyme, and will be in stores from 28 April.

Only time will tell if the citrus blend proves as popular as its predecessor, but with gin sales overall are up 43 per cent year on year, we’ll be snapping up a bottle when it lands, just in case stocks run dry…