The retail behemoth Costco has an extensive selection of well-liked, distinctive alcoholic beverages, including their silky Kirkland Signature Vodka from France, which, according to Buzzfeed, has surpassed even top-shelf vodkas in blind taste testing.
According to The Seattle Times, some bartending professionals have commended Trader Joe's easy-to-drink bourbon for its rich flavors and reasonable price.
These are only two of numerous cases that potentially point to a growing trend: store-brand alcoholic beverages surprising experts with their unexpected caliber.
The success of Aldi's multi-award-winning gin is among the most unexpected instances of successful liquor brands emerging from unexpected places.
According to LAD Bible, the German retailer has already gained recognition in the alcohol industry for its reasonably priced wine selection after dominating top brands in that division at the Melbourne International Wine Competition last month.
Aldi's website lists 24 award-winning wine varietals in 2017. Aldi's house booze looks to be of higher quality than many other chains'.
In addition to its selection of beverages, Aldi has a lot more to offer its customers. With a wide variety of food products to choose from, Aldi has won over many devoted customers.
According to the Retail Gazette, the business recently scored big at the Retail Gazette Awards for its high-quality inventory, taking home the trophy for best retailer above $500 million.
Supermarket News reports that Aldi's product of the year list includes more than wine. Stonemill Everything Bagel Seasoning, Friendly Farms Almondmilk Coffee Creamer, and White Cheddar Cheese Popcorn won seven medals last year.
A lot more things that could compete for best-of lists are on the way, in addition to the long list of accolades for the products the chain already sells.
The chain has disclosed a plethora of product releases for the end of 2022, including its seasonal candy cane almonds, caramel macarons, and even sweet potato crust pizza, according to Thrillist.