Aldi's €19 whiskey has just been named one of the best in the world 5 years ago

Aldi's €19 whiskey has just been named one of the best in the world

Turns out you don't need big bucks to enjoy a good bottle of hooch.

Aldi's €18.99 whiskey has recently been named the best in the world at an internationally renowned world whiskey competition.


The beverage was judged at the Spirits Business Scotch Whisky Masters, where judges awarded two gold medals to the Aldi brand — one for its Highland Black Scotch Whisky, and another for its Glen Marnoch Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Both drinks share the gold with other entrants.

The Highland Black, which is stocked in Ireland, has hints of heather, strawberry leaf, and lemon oil, and retails for €18.99.

The Islay Single Malt is "fresh and zesty," and retails for £17.49 in stores across the UK.


The competition is based around a tasting that had an impressive number of entrants, 19 of which went away with the ultimate accolade.

Photo Credit: The Spirits Business

It was the mission of The Scotch Whisky Masters 2018, according to their website," to assess drams spanning all regions, varieties, ages and prices on the quality of the liquid alone".

A group of judges gathered at Boisdale in Canary Wharf, London, to take part in a blind tasting that resulted in 19 coveted Master medals being awarded.

The grocery store chain has been expanding into alcohol in recent years, and this isn't the first year the German supermarket's been awarded.

Back in 2017, a whiskey stocked and produced by Aldi also took home gold, a rosé wine won silver, and an Aldi gin has earned the title 'best in the world' several times.