The retailer will become what’s claimed to be the first supermarket to sell a 40 year old single malt when it launches 3000 bottles of the £49.99 Glenbridge across its 450 UK stores.
Originating from “one of Scotland’s finest distilleries”, the Speyside single malt has been matured in European oak sherry casks, producing a whisky with a “very intense and rich flavour”.
A spokesman for Aldi said the single malt, which comes in a gift box, is expected to “sell out within hours”.
“Whisky of this quality and age would usually sell for around £300 plus,” he said.
“Aldi is giving customers the chance to get hold of a very high quality luxury product for a very low price.”