BOSSES at a gin maker in Bury can celebrate International G&T Day in style today after winning a contract with discount supermarket giants Aldi.

Store chiefs have signed up the Manchester Drinks Company, based on the Warth Business Park, as part of their summer 2021 range.

The deal should see the Redvales outfit supply up to 20,000 bottles of their specialist gins to the German retailer.

Staff at MDC have been working with Aldi since 2015 but this is thought to represent a significant watershed for the Bury firm.

The company supplies Aldi with a host of different gins and gin liqueurs, including their Unicorn Infusionist tipple, as well as their popular frozen cocktail pouches line.

More than 2.5 million of the pouches are expected to hit the supermarket's shelves by the end of 2020.

Richard Benjamin, the firm's co-owner, said: “Our new contract with Aldi is a fantastic opportunity to showcase our flavoured gins and liqueurs to shoppers across the country, and will help to provide stability for our business in an uncertain climate.

“The buying team at Aldi has been incredibly supportive, enabling us to enjoy significant growth without compromising on our commitment to using the highest quality ingredients in all our products.

"We’re looking forward to launching our new lines next year and continuing to work with the team on more innovations in the future.”

Julie Ashfield, Aldi UK's buying managing director, added: “Manchester Drinks Company’s range of drinks has proven incredibly popular since we started working with them, and we’re delighted to be extending our partnership.

“Building long-term relationships with British suppliers has been key to our growth, so we’re delighted that we’ve been able to help Manchester Drinks Company on their journey so far, and look forward to continuing our work with them in the future.

"We hope our shoppers will join us in raising a glass to them this International Gin & Tonic Day.”

Working with customers such as Aldi has enabled MDC to launch a Yorkshire outpost, taking on 19 new staff, and open up a new production line.