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Budget supermarket whisky named as one of the best in the world

At the annual World Whisky Awards, a budget supermarket whisky has been named as one of the best in the world. Judges named Aldi’s Highland Black Scotch Whisky, which retails for a modest £12.99, as one of the best in the Scotch Blended 12 & Under Category. The popular supermarket also added a Gold medal for its Glen Marnoch Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky, priced at £17.49.

This actually marks the seventeenth win for Highland Black at drinks competitions over the last five years.

So who were the big winners at this year’s awards? If you’re hankering after a premium dram, it might be time to investigate the top category winners below…

The World Whisky Awards 2020 Top Winners in full

World’s Best Blended Limited Release
Ichiro’s Malt & Grain – Japanese Blended Whisky Limited Edition 2020

World’s Best Blended Malt
MacNair’s Lum Reek – Blended Malt Scotch Whisky 21 Years Old

World’s Best Blended Whisky
Dewar’s Double Double 32 Years Old

World’s Best Bourbon
Ironroot – Harbinger

World’s Best Canadian blended
J.P. Wiser’s – Alumni Whisky Series Darryl Sittler

World’s Best Corn
Spirit of Hven – MerCurious

World’s Best Flavoured
FEW Spirits Cold Cut Bourbon

World’s Best Grain
Fuji – Single Grain 30 Years Old Small Batch

World’s Best New Make
Macaloney’s – Peated Clearach

World’s Best Pot Still
Redbreast – 21 Years Old

World’s Best Rye
Archie Rose – Australian Rye Malt Whisky

World’s Best Single Barrel Bourbo
Rebel Yell – Kentucky Single Barrel 10 Years Old

World’s Best Single Cask Single Malt
Tamdhu – Sandy McIntyre’s Scotch SC

World’s Best Single Malt
The Hakushu – Japanese Single Malt 25 Years Old

World’s Best Tennessee
Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey – 1820 Single Barrel

World’s Best Wheat
Bainbridge – Two Islands Hokkaido Cask

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