Four of Aldi’s whiskies named best in the world - and they each cost under £18

Francesca Specter
Yahoo Style UK deputy editor
Four of Aldi's whiskies were given gold awards. [Photo: Aldi]

Some of the world’s best whiskies don’t have to break the bank, as Aldi has proved.

Four of the German supermarket’s whiskies have scooped awards at a prestigious global competition.

Judges at the Spirits Business Scotch Whisky Masters awarded gold medals to the own label Aldi whiskies.

And each one costs a maximum of £17.50.

The four winning tipples are as follows:

  • Highland Single Malt Black Scotch Whisky (£13.49)

  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (£17.49)

  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (£17.49)

  • Hogwash Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (£14.99)

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The prize-winning Aldi whiskies held their own in the awards alongside vastly more expensive varieties, including Edrington’s Highland Park Valknut Single Island Malt Whisky (£58.99) and Distell’s Deanston Virgin Oak Single Malt Whisky (£35.75).

The discount supermarket is well-known for its award-winning alcohols, with their quality far surpassing their modest price point.

Earlier this year, Aldi’s Passionfruit Gin Liqueur won a Silver medal in the International Spirits Challenge.

What’s more, last year its own brand Darley’s gin won a gold medal at the International Sip Awards.

“These results are a testament to our dedicated buying team’s ongoing hard work to bring great-value spirits to our shelves and Aldi’s unwavering consistency in sourcing only the highest quality spirits for our shoppers,” said Julie Ashfield, Managing Director of Buying at Aldi UK, of the latest wins.

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“We’re delighted that all five of the whiskies entered were awarded medals, and even more thrilled that four of them achieved gold,” she added.

Aldi’s competitor, Lidl, equally boasts much-loved budget whiskies. Its Queen Margot 8 Year Blended Scotch Whisky, which retails for £13.49, won ‘Best Scotch Whisky’ at the World Whiskies Awards.