Lidl Is Selling Peaky Blinders Gin For Bank Holiday
Lidl is bringing back the famous Peaky Blinders gin, just in time for next week's bank holiday.
The budget supermarket chain brought it out for Christmas, but it's back again to get us all excited for season five.
The gin is named after everyone's favourite Brummy street gang, which became famous during the 1890s, the gin is made by Sadler's - a distillery in Stourbridge in the West Midlands.
It's not too pricey, at £21.99 and is made from exotic spices and nine botanicals - including ginger and grains of paradise. This is a bold spicy gin choice and probably not for the faint-hearted, but in 2018, the gin won a bronze at both the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and the International Spirits Challenge.
You can also drink it in a branded glass to go extra Peaky Blinders, and the top of the bottle is waxed to make it all authentic and fancy.
The same company also do whiskey and rum - so you can go full Tommy Shelby.
The fourth series of the hit TV show ended back in 2018, with the fifth set to hit our screens this year.
Over the past few months, fans have been teased with the odd behind-the-scenes snaps. The BBC released a montage back in January that included a clip - admittedly a very brief clip - of upcoming series' planned. It included hit shows such as Killing Eve, Line of Duty and period drama Poldark.
Cillian Murphy - who plays the lead character and head of the Peaky Blinders gang, Tommy Shelby - began filming series five way back in September, and makes a brief appearance in the short trailer.
So what do we know about the fifth season?
According to its synopsis, we will see the world 'thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929.
It continues: "Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere. When Tommy Shelby MP is approached by a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain, he realises that his response will affect not just his family's future but that of the entire nation."
Speaking to the Birmingham Mail last year, the show's creator Steven Knight dropped some hints about what fans could expect from the new series.
He said: "We are going into the 30s now. There is so much stuff happening, so why not finish the job? The depression and the rise of fascism form part of the storyline.
"It is setting those things up. In the 30s across Europe and Britain there was the rise of fascism."
Featured Image Credit: Lidl