The Number One: A bottle of the world’s best Scotch whisky costs less than $18

We’ll drink to that.

A £13.49 ($17.95) bottle of supermarket scotch was named the “Best Scotch Whisky” at the World Whiskies Awards, the Independent reported on Wednesday.

The Queen Margot Blend Scotch Whisky from the budget German supermarket chain Lidl was the top pick by 40 international experts at the annual event, which honors “the very best in all internationally recognized styles of drinks.” Their refined palates preferred Lidl’s eight-year-old blended Scotch whisky over more expensive pours like the 12-year-old Johnnie Walker Black Label, which costs more than twice as much at upwards of $35 for a 750-milliliter bottle at

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