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Aldi’s $17 Highland Scotch Whisky Wins Australian Award

Aldi’s $17 Highland Scotch Whisky Wins Australian Award

Aldi’s Highland Black Scotch Whisky won the Double Gold prize at the International Spirits Competition.

Discount supermarket chain Aldi is known for low prices. But after taking home first prize at the Melbourne International Spirits Competition, Aldi deserves recognition for their affordable, high-quality whisky too.

The chain’s Highland Black Scotch received the Double Gold prize, the Australian competition’s highest honor, for its excellent body, color, finish, and modest price. Available in Australia, Europe, and the U.K., a 700-milliliter bottle of the 8-year-old whisky retails for just £12.99 (about $17). The competition’s founder, Adam Levy, told News.com.au that, “at its price point, it compares to a good quality mass-produced whisky. To get the Double Gold award, it means the spirit is in the top 10 percent of the whole competition.”

That’s no small feat considering the Aldi brand liquor had to face a tough panel of buyers, restaurant owners, distributors, and importers along with a myriad of other whiskies in its price range before being declared the overall winner.

This is the second award for the whisky. It scored silver at the International Spirits Challenge in May of this year. Judges explained that prize by saying that the brand offered a “rich blend of the finest grain and malt whiskies from Scotland.”

It’s not a surprise that the budget chain is making quality liquors at accessible prices. Although Aldi’s stores in the U.S. don’t sell hard liquor, Americans have been able to taste another Aldi award winner, its $8.99 Côtes de Provence rosé. The wine previously won a silver medal at the International Wine Challenge, making it one of the best cheap wines in the world.

Make sure to check whether your local Aldi carries alcohol before heading out for that bottle of rosé, as not all stores carry wine. Aldi has a handy search engine on their website that can direct you to one of their many locations that carry wine or beer.

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One of the best whiskeys in the world? A $17 bottle from Aldi

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(FOX 32 NEWS) The supermarket chain Aldi has recently won the Spirits Business Scotch Whiskey Masters, for making one of the best whiskeys in the world.

Insider reports that judges awarded not one, but two gold medals for Aldi brands. The first being a Highland Black Scotch Whisky, and the Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The gold was shared with other entrants. 

If you think you will have to pay top dollar for gold medal whiskey, think again. The Highland Black Scotch retails for $17.39 while the Islay Single Malt Scotch retails for a cool $23.42.

This isn’t the first time Aldi has taken home prizes in this worldwide contest – it’s Rose wine took home the second place prize in 2017 as well as their Gin bringing home gold the same year. 

Unfortunately, the company has not yet brought their award-winning spirits to the United States.

Aldi is a discount supermarket chain with locations in more than 20 countries and over 1,600 locations in the US. 


One of the best whiskeys in the world? A $17 bottle from Aldi

article

(FOX 32 NEWS) The supermarket chain Aldi has recently won the Spirits Business Scotch Whiskey Masters, for making one of the best whiskeys in the world.

Insider reports that judges awarded not one, but two gold medals for Aldi brands. The first being a Highland Black Scotch Whisky, and the Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The gold was shared with other entrants. 

If you think you will have to pay top dollar for gold medal whiskey, think again. The Highland Black Scotch retails for $17.39 while the Islay Single Malt Scotch retails for a cool $23.42.

This isn’t the first time Aldi has taken home prizes in this worldwide contest – it’s Rose wine took home the second place prize in 2017 as well as their Gin bringing home gold the same year. 

Unfortunately, the company has not yet brought their award-winning spirits to the United States.

Aldi is a discount supermarket chain with locations in more than 20 countries and over 1,600 locations in the US. 


One of the best whiskeys in the world? A $17 bottle from Aldi

article

(FOX 32 NEWS) The supermarket chain Aldi has recently won the Spirits Business Scotch Whiskey Masters, for making one of the best whiskeys in the world.

Insider reports that judges awarded not one, but two gold medals for Aldi brands. The first being a Highland Black Scotch Whisky, and the Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The gold was shared with other entrants. 

If you think you will have to pay top dollar for gold medal whiskey, think again. The Highland Black Scotch retails for $17.39 while the Islay Single Malt Scotch retails for a cool $23.42.

This isn’t the first time Aldi has taken home prizes in this worldwide contest – it’s Rose wine took home the second place prize in 2017 as well as their Gin bringing home gold the same year. 

Unfortunately, the company has not yet brought their award-winning spirits to the United States.

Aldi is a discount supermarket chain with locations in more than 20 countries and over 1,600 locations in the US. 


One of the best whiskeys in the world? A $17 bottle from Aldi

article

(FOX 32 NEWS) The supermarket chain Aldi has recently won the Spirits Business Scotch Whiskey Masters, for making one of the best whiskeys in the world.

Insider reports that judges awarded not one, but two gold medals for Aldi brands. The first being a Highland Black Scotch Whisky, and the Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The gold was shared with other entrants. 

If you think you will have to pay top dollar for gold medal whiskey, think again. The Highland Black Scotch retails for $17.39 while the Islay Single Malt Scotch retails for a cool $23.42.

This isn’t the first time Aldi has taken home prizes in this worldwide contest – it’s Rose wine took home the second place prize in 2017 as well as their Gin bringing home gold the same year. 

Unfortunately, the company has not yet brought their award-winning spirits to the United States.

Aldi is a discount supermarket chain with locations in more than 20 countries and over 1,600 locations in the US. 


One of the best whiskeys in the world? A $17 bottle from Aldi

article

(FOX 32 NEWS) The supermarket chain Aldi has recently won the Spirits Business Scotch Whiskey Masters, for making one of the best whiskeys in the world.

Insider reports that judges awarded not one, but two gold medals for Aldi brands. The first being a Highland Black Scotch Whisky, and the Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The gold was shared with other entrants. 

If you think you will have to pay top dollar for gold medal whiskey, think again. The Highland Black Scotch retails for $17.39 while the Islay Single Malt Scotch retails for a cool $23.42.

This isn’t the first time Aldi has taken home prizes in this worldwide contest – it’s Rose wine took home the second place prize in 2017 as well as their Gin bringing home gold the same year. 

Unfortunately, the company has not yet brought their award-winning spirits to the United States.

Aldi is a discount supermarket chain with locations in more than 20 countries and over 1,600 locations in the US. 


One of the best whiskeys in the world? A $17 bottle from Aldi

article

(FOX 32 NEWS) The supermarket chain Aldi has recently won the Spirits Business Scotch Whiskey Masters, for making one of the best whiskeys in the world.

Insider reports that judges awarded not one, but two gold medals for Aldi brands. The first being a Highland Black Scotch Whisky, and the Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The gold was shared with other entrants. 

If you think you will have to pay top dollar for gold medal whiskey, think again. The Highland Black Scotch retails for $17.39 while the Islay Single Malt Scotch retails for a cool $23.42.

This isn’t the first time Aldi has taken home prizes in this worldwide contest – it’s Rose wine took home the second place prize in 2017 as well as their Gin bringing home gold the same year. 

Unfortunately, the company has not yet brought their award-winning spirits to the United States.

Aldi is a discount supermarket chain with locations in more than 20 countries and over 1,600 locations in the US. 


One of the best whiskeys in the world? A $17 bottle from Aldi

article

(FOX 32 NEWS) The supermarket chain Aldi has recently won the Spirits Business Scotch Whiskey Masters, for making one of the best whiskeys in the world.

Insider reports that judges awarded not one, but two gold medals for Aldi brands. The first being a Highland Black Scotch Whisky, and the Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The gold was shared with other entrants. 

If you think you will have to pay top dollar for gold medal whiskey, think again. The Highland Black Scotch retails for $17.39 while the Islay Single Malt Scotch retails for a cool $23.42.

This isn’t the first time Aldi has taken home prizes in this worldwide contest – it’s Rose wine took home the second place prize in 2017 as well as their Gin bringing home gold the same year. 

Unfortunately, the company has not yet brought their award-winning spirits to the United States.

Aldi is a discount supermarket chain with locations in more than 20 countries and over 1,600 locations in the US. 


One of the best whiskeys in the world? A $17 bottle from Aldi

article

(FOX 32 NEWS) The supermarket chain Aldi has recently won the Spirits Business Scotch Whiskey Masters, for making one of the best whiskeys in the world.

Insider reports that judges awarded not one, but two gold medals for Aldi brands. The first being a Highland Black Scotch Whisky, and the Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The gold was shared with other entrants. 

If you think you will have to pay top dollar for gold medal whiskey, think again. The Highland Black Scotch retails for $17.39 while the Islay Single Malt Scotch retails for a cool $23.42.

This isn’t the first time Aldi has taken home prizes in this worldwide contest – it’s Rose wine took home the second place prize in 2017 as well as their Gin bringing home gold the same year. 

Unfortunately, the company has not yet brought their award-winning spirits to the United States.

Aldi is a discount supermarket chain with locations in more than 20 countries and over 1,600 locations in the US. 


One of the best whiskeys in the world? A $17 bottle from Aldi

article

(FOX 32 NEWS) The supermarket chain Aldi has recently won the Spirits Business Scotch Whiskey Masters, for making one of the best whiskeys in the world.

Insider reports that judges awarded not one, but two gold medals for Aldi brands. The first being a Highland Black Scotch Whisky, and the Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The gold was shared with other entrants. 

If you think you will have to pay top dollar for gold medal whiskey, think again. The Highland Black Scotch retails for $17.39 while the Islay Single Malt Scotch retails for a cool $23.42.

This isn’t the first time Aldi has taken home prizes in this worldwide contest – it’s Rose wine took home the second place prize in 2017 as well as their Gin bringing home gold the same year. 

Unfortunately, the company has not yet brought their award-winning spirits to the United States.

Aldi is a discount supermarket chain with locations in more than 20 countries and over 1,600 locations in the US. 


One of the best whiskeys in the world? A $17 bottle from Aldi

article

(FOX 32 NEWS) The supermarket chain Aldi has recently won the Spirits Business Scotch Whiskey Masters, for making one of the best whiskeys in the world.

Insider reports that judges awarded not one, but two gold medals for Aldi brands. The first being a Highland Black Scotch Whisky, and the Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The gold was shared with other entrants. 

If you think you will have to pay top dollar for gold medal whiskey, think again. The Highland Black Scotch retails for $17.39 while the Islay Single Malt Scotch retails for a cool $23.42.

This isn’t the first time Aldi has taken home prizes in this worldwide contest – it’s Rose wine took home the second place prize in 2017 as well as their Gin bringing home gold the same year. 

Unfortunately, the company has not yet brought their award-winning spirits to the United States.

Aldi is a discount supermarket chain with locations in more than 20 countries and over 1,600 locations in the US. 


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