Aldi wins prestigious spirits award with $12 bottle of store-brand gin

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When you think of award-winning spirits, you probably don’t think of Aldi. But maybe you should!

Despite its budget reputation, the German grocer was just honored with a couple of prestigious awards that are the envy of other distiller the world over.

Read more: 15 things every bargain shopper needs to know about Aldi

Aldi’s big gin win

Aldi’s Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin won a silver medal at the prestigious International Spirits Challenge 2017, beating out competitors that cost nearly six times as much!

The gin, which is sold in England for roughly $12.55, bested competing spirits from well-respected names like Tanqueray, Hendrick’s and Beefeater.

One of the competing Beefeater gins in particular — Burrough’s Reserve Gin 70cl — sells for the equivalent of nearly $80 a bottle in Britain.

Meanwhile, Aldi’s upscale gin offering Topaz Premium Gin also took home a silver medal as well. Topaz sells for the equivalent of about $17.50 a bottle.

aldi gin wins prestigious award

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aldi gin wins prestigious award

Closer to home, a couple of Aldi products that are available in your local store won “Product of the Year” plaudits in a survey of shoppers conducted by global research agency Kantar TNS.

Aldi’s Broken Clouds Pinot Noir and SimplyNature Organic White Cheddar Puffs claimed victories in the wine and salty snacks categories.

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