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Raise a (whisky) glass to Burns Night with Aldi
12 Jan 2018


With Burns Night (25th January) on the horizon, there’s no better time to stock up on some delicious Scottish whisky to enjoy with haggis and good old fashioned poetry. Selling 395 bottles of whisky an hour1, Aldi is the go-to for multi award-winning, high quality and great value whiskies. Choose from a selection of delicious Scotch whiskies to toast 18th century poet, Robert Burns.
 
Glen Marnoch Speyside Single Malt Whisky (£17.49 70cl)
Available in stores now
This single malt has rich toffee and vanilla notes, with flavours of distinctive oaky spice followed by a long and lingering finish. Smooth and silky, it pairs wonderfully with Aldi’s All Butter Shortbread Fingers (£0.49).
Glen Marnoch Islay Single Malt Whisky (£17.49 70cl)
Available in stores now
Embrace the long, rich history of Islay with this equally rich single malt. Peat-smoked, rich, sweet and nutty, it has a slight sea air and distinctive smoky-sweet malty notes.
 
Glen Marnoch Highland Single Malt Whisky (£17.49 70cl)
Available in stores now
Immerse yourself in the many aspects of the Scottish Highland region with this whisky. Mildly fruity, lightly peated and slightly floral, it perfectly captures the different styles of the Highlands. Enjoy a glass after indulging in a slice of Specially Selected Scottish Steak & Claret Pie (£2.99).
 
Highland Black 8 Year Old Scotch Whisky (£12.99, 70cl)
Available in stores now
This 8 Year Old Highland Black Whisky is the perfect way to warm up your celebrations. An expert blend of the finest Speyside and Highland Malt whiskies and Grain whisky from Girvan in the Lowlands of Scotland, this multi award-winning whisky is a true showstopper.
 
Highland Earl Scotch Whisky (£11.49 70cl)
Available in stores now
A crisp, indulgent tipple, this whisky has been expertly blended after being matured in its cask, so drinkers can enjoy its distinctive aroma and taste. Enjoy a glass with friends during the Burns Night festivities.
Glen Marnoch 12 Year Old Scottish Whisky (£19.99, 70cl)
Available in Bathgate region only
Rich with a malty, biscuit aroma, this whisky has a delicate leafy character, which is expertly balanced with a vanilla sweetness. Its mellow, rounded taste provides subtle notes of caramelised fruits that linger on the tongue.
 
For further information, images or to request a sample, please contact the Aldi BWS team on: alditeam@clarioncomms.co.uk
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Notes to editors:
Aldi is the UK’s fastest growing and fifth largest supermarket with over 700 stores and over 29,000 employees.
The company has more than doubled its market share since 2010. In the 12 weeks ended 03/12/2017, Aldi grew sales by 15.1% and has a 6.9% share of the market (Kantar Worldpanel data).
Aldi is attracting hundreds of thousands of new customers every year with its award-winning range of exclusive brands, passing low operating costs on to customers in the form of low prices.
In 2017 Aldi will open over 70 stores. By 2022, Aldi will operate over 1,000 stores.
The company’s current achievements and initiatives include:
  • Aldi currently offers employees the highest starting pay in the sector – at least £8.53 an hour to all employees and more to those in London. This is significantly higher than the Government’s National Living Wage.
  • Aldi’s investment in people was recognised at the Grocer Gold Awards, which celebrate outstanding achievement and practice across the grocery sector – Aldi was crowned ‘Employer of the Year’ 2017.
  • Aldi has launched a five year partnership with the Teenage Cancer Trust – its fundraising target of £5m will go towards helping the trust to reach out to every young person with cancer in the UK.
  • Aldi was named Fresh Produce Supermarket of the Year at the FPC Fresh Awards 2017 and Supermarket of the Year at the 2016 Retail Industry Awards.
  • Aldi is the highest ranked supermarket in the Institute of Customer Services’ UK Customer Satisfaction Index 2017.
  • Aldi launched its eCommerce platform in January 2016, selling a range of high quality wines and Specialbuys – receiving approximately over 11,000 orders per week.
  • Aldi is the official supermarket partner of Team GB, and has extended this commitment to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
  • Aldi is the lowest priced supermarket in the UK and 15.2% cheaper than its nearest competitor (The Grocer 33, published 24th August 2017).
  • In 2017, for the fourth consecutive year Aldi was ranked the best-performing supermarket for compliance with the Groceries Supply Code of Practice, underlining its commitment to maintaining fair, predictable and sustainable prices within its supply chain.
  • Recent research from the Centre for economics and business research (Cebr) showed that the value of Aldi’s relationships with UK suppliers will increase by £2.2bn during the next five years to £6.7bn in 2022. Additionally, in 2016 Aldi supported 146,000 direct and indirect jobs in the UK and this figure is set to rise to 205,000 by 2022.  
 Full details of Aldi’s awards and achievements are detailed at https://www.aldi.co.uk/awards
 
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