A £17 supermarket whisky wins big at the Scotch Whisky Masters

Supermarket giant, Lidl, has won Gold and Silver medals at The Scotch Whisky Masters, which was held this month

Published 15th Jun 2018
Updated 21 st Sep 2023

Beating off stiff competition the Ben Bracken Speyside Single Malt, won a coveted Gold Award in the Speyside Standard category.

The Standard Blended Malt award also claimed a Silver medal with the Abrachan Triple Oak Blended Malt, which sells for just £17.49 in store.

The Scotch Whisky Masters 2018 to assess drams spanning all regions, varieties, ages and prices on the quality of the liquid alone.


Picture: Abrachan, Lidl

A group of judges gathered in London on Monday 11th June, to take part in a blind tasting that resulted in 19 coveted Master medals being awarded.

Chair of the panel, Melita Kiely, commented: “Once again, The Scotch Whisky Masters demonstrated the vast diversity of styles and flavours available in the category.

"But it was also evident that price and age are not necessarily synonymous with ‘better quality’, and it was great to see this reiterated throughout the competition with some delectable, but affordable, whiskies.”

Masters supermarket

Picture: Ben Bracken, Lidl

The results included:

Single Malt – Speyside: Standard
Lidl UK Ben Bracken Speyside Single Malt - Gold
Aldi Stores Glen Marnoch Speyside Single Malt - Silver

Blended Malt – Standard
Lidl UK Abrachan Triple Oak Blended Malt Scotch Whisky - Silver
Aldi Stores Hogwash Blended Malt Whisky - Silver
Terroirs Distillers Highland Queen - Silver

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