Aldi Has a $17 Scotch Whisky That Was Just Named One of the World’s Best

I grew up hating when my mom bought food from Aldi.

As I got older, I realized it was just Trader Joe’s (Aldi owns them) with uglier looking packaging. Apparently, Aldi sells whisky. I did not know this. I became intrigued, then I saw this.

“Aldi’s Scotch Whisky is 3x Cheaper than Most, and Just Names One of the World’s Best”


I need this stuff. I need it know. I’m recovered after CMA Fest. I want some. According to FORTUNE, one of the cheapest bottles of scotch whisky was named one of the world’s best this week by trade publication the Spirits Business.

The discount supermarket won two of the gold medals awarded at this year’s Spirits Business Scotch Whisky Masters. The grocery store chain has been expanding into alcohol in recent years.

Aldi’s Highland Black Scotch Whisky — which retails at $17.37 — won gold in the category of whiskies aged up to 12 years, defeating whiskies valued at nearly three times as much. One of its fellow gold-medal winners, Chivas Regal 12 Year Old, costs more than twice as much as Aldi’s.

Aldi’s Glen Marnoch Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky —which retails at $23.39 — won gold, earning the only medal in its category.

Here’s the bad news. Aldi does not yet sell this in the US, but all signs point to massive expansion in the US very soon. I’ll be ready.

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