Aldi has conquered budget gin, budget liqueurs, budget rum and budget Champagne. Now it’s taken over budget single malt scotch and blended scotch. Aldi’s $17 blended scotch, Highland Black 8 Year, and $23 single malt, Glen Marnoch, both won silver medals at the International Spirits Challenge, which is now in its 23rd year. Other silver winners in the competition cost more than $50.
“We are particularly proud of these two whiskies, which have won a whopping 10 medals between them in the past year,” Julie Ashfield, Aldi’s joint managing director of corporate buying, said according to The Daily Mail. “To be named amongst the best whiskies in the world is a great achievement, and a real testament to the quality of these spirits.”