Three supermarket whiskies under £20 named best in the world at international spirits awards

Three whiskies from a discount supermarket have been named among the best in the world at an international awards ceremony.

Published 4th Jun 2024
Updated 4 th Jun 2024

The supermarket whiskies, all under £20, have won gold medals at the International Spirits Challenge 2024.

Aldi’s Glen Marnoch Highland Single Scotch Whisky (£18.49, 70cl), Highland Earl Blended Scotch Whisky (£16.89, 1L) and Samuel Joe's Straight Kentucky Bourbon (£14.99, 70cl), pipped competitors to the post at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) as all three won gold medals.

Glen Marnoch Highland Single Scotch Whisky, beat M&S within the Single Malts category as well as premium brand Lochlea Distillery, which comes in at £45.

At just £18.49 a bottle, shoppers can save over 60% if they oft for Aldi’s award winner. 

Spirits at the awards are blind tasted by an expert and independent panel of judges selected by the organiser.

Bronze, Silver, Gold and Double Gold medals are awarded according to a consensus reached by the judging panel. The best of the best will be awarded Trophy medals.

Julie Ashfield, Managing Director of Buying at Aldi UK, said: “To have won three gold and three silver medals at such a prestigious competition is quite the accolade. This industry recognition helps to prove that great quality doesn’t have to come with a luxury price tag.”

supermarket whiskies under £20

The discount supermarket also took home three silvers for its Highland Black Blended Scotch Whisky (£15.99, 70cl), Glen Marnoch Speyside Single Malt Whisky (£18.49, 70cl) and Glen Marnoch Islay Single Malt Whisky (£18.49, 70cl). 

The retailer’s whisky range has already been awarded 15 medals at international competitions in the last 12 months. 

Adding to Aldi’s ever-growing trophy cabinet just in time for Father’s Day (16 June), Aldi’s new Glen Marnoch Peated Single Malt Whisky (70cl) is landing on shelves nationwide for just £19.99 a bottle.

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Available in stores now, the new Scotch whisky offers a pleasing aroma of malt, aniseed and lemongrass. Combined with flavours of peat smoke and spice, the whisky leaves a lingering finish.

Aldi’s range of award-winning whiskies is available in stores and via click and collect now.

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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