Private brand whisky named best in the world
Lidl's Queen Margot, an eight-year blended Scotch whisky, has been named "Best Scotch Whisky" at the World Whiskies Awards.
According to the Evening Standard, the whisky beat out serious competition from industry giants (and far pricier bottles) including Johnnie Walker Black Label. Queen Margot retails for £13.49, or approximately $17.98 USD.
Lidl's Queen Margot is mellowed for eight years in oak casks, which gives it a "rich sweetness," a "warm, lingering finish," and notes of "dried apricot and plum." It is distilled, blended and bottled in Scotland.
Lidl's award-winning private label whisky is sure to give shoppers another reason to check out the retailer, which now has more than 50 stores in the U.S.