Cheap liquor gets the job done, but it also gets a pretty bad rep. So bad that if you’re tasked with bringing alcohol to a friend’s and show up with a low caliber bottle, you’ll forever be downgraded to paper plate duty. But one liquor at budget supermarket Aldi just proved that inexpensive booze may be just as good as the higher priced stuff.
Aldi just won two gold medals at an international spirits award for its Scotch whisky, and it beat out rival bottles that cost three times its price. How’s that for “bottom shelf”?The market’s Highland Black Scotch Whisky, which goes for $17.39 a bottle, and its Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky, priced at $23.42 per bottle, took home gold medals in their respective categories. The first has notes of heather, strawberry leaf, and lemon oil and the second is ‘fresh and zesty”, Esquire reports.
This isn’t the first time Aldi’s alcohol has won awards. Its whisky won gold last year at the same competition, its rosé wine ($8) won silver, and its gin ($13) has earned the title ‘best in the world’ several times. All that to say: You don’t have to go broke to buy a great bottle of booze.
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