Discount supermarket Aldi is celebrating after four of its liqueurs won awards in the world-renowned International Spirits Challenge 2022.
Aldi’s Glen Marnoch Highland Single Malt Whiskey (£16.99, 70cl) and Glen Marnoch Islay Single Malt Whiskey (£16.99, 70cl) have been awarded gold medals – and both cost under £17.
The whiskeys beat out big-name brands costing up to four times as much, such as Peat Chimney and Glenmorangie A Tale of Winter Scotch Whisky, which sell for £37.95 and £74.95 respectively.
Judges noted the Highland Whiskey for its “clean, well-defined style” and “rich, refreshing taste”, while the Islay Single Malt was called for its “smooth, creamy texture, with balanced smoke and crisp qualities. ‘citrus fruit’.
The budget supermarket also won two silver medals for its Glen Marnoch 12-year-old Speyside single malt whiskey (£19.99, 70cl) and its Kyasuku Japanese whiskey (£24.99, 70cl), the same honor awarded to Hibiki Blossom Harmony Blended Whisky, which costs almost thirty times more.
Aldi’s whiskey range has made a name for itself in recent years and this isn’t the first time the range has been endorsed by experts. Last year the range won a combined 15 medals in international competitions and won Supermarket of the Year and Own Brand Supermarket of the Year at the Icons of Whiskey Scotland Awards 2021.
Julie Ashfield, General Manager Purchasing at Aldi UK, said: “We are always proud when a distinguished awards body recognizes our range.
“It’s a great indication of the hard work of our spirits buying team to source great quality products, always at prices our customers love. »
Aldi’s range of whiskeys is now available online, through Click and Collect, and in Aldi stores nationwide.