Forget expensive bottles of whisky this Father’s Day…the world’s experts say you don’t even need to spend £14 on a top scotch, after discount supermarket Aldi’s own-label whisky scooped TWO gold medals at international drinks competitions.
Aldi’s Highland Black 8 Year Old Scotch Whisky, costing just £13.19, beat pricier rivals costing up to fifty times more in blind taste tests at the prestigious International Spirits Challenge 2013.
The multi award-winning Highland Black 8 Year Old Scotch Whisky – which also scooped a gold medal at the Scotch Whisky Masters in May – is made from a blend of the finest grain and malt whiskies from Scotland to give its rich and sophisticated taste.
Other Aldi bargains to get the nod included Highland Earl Blended Scotch Whisky (70cl, £11.99) and Clarke’s Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey (70cl, £12.49) both taking home silver medals.
Aldi is becoming renowned for building an artillery of impressive industry accolades, and recently found fame with its Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin (70cl, £9.65), which won a silver medal at the International Spirits Challenge in April, seeing off expensive rivals five times the price.
Tony Baines, MD Buying at Aldi, said: “It’s so exciting to win not one, but TWO gold medals for our own-label whisky – we’ve always been very proud of it, but it’s great to see that the world’s leading drinks experts also agree with us.
“It goes to show that buying world-class drinks doesn’t have to cost the earth. And with Father’s Day coming up on 16th June, it’s the perfect present if you’re looking for something special – particularly as it won’t break the bank.”