Queen Margot 3 Year

20160302_171102.jpgPlease take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whisky very differently from me.

Colour:

Light gold.

Nose:

Sweet, white wine, floral, fruity.

Palate:

Creamy, butterscotch, caramel, sweet with a hint of spice.

Finish:

Long, sweet and dry at the end.

Overall:

I’ve read some rather scathing reviews of this whisky online and for the life of me I can’t understand why! Yes it’s not the most complex whisky in the world but for the price (around £11/£12 in Lidl) what do you expect? I really enjoyed it, it’s easy to drink and interesting enough that you won’t get bored. It has also won a series of awards (see notes below). Maybe some of the harsh reviews just don’t like the fact a budget shelf blend is actually quite good?

 

Classic Rock Match:

Following a post by @the_whisky_lady entitled ON THE ROCKS: Match Your Whisky With Rock Classics I’m going to try and match my tastings with a classic rock song.

For this dram I’m going with Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth.

 

 

Notes:

Taken from Lidl Website:

 

Queen Margot 3 Year Blended Scotch Whisky

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  • International Spirits Challenge 2015
  • Rating: Bronze
  • International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014
  • Rating: Silver
  • International Spirits Challenge 2014
  • Rating: Silver
  • International Spirits Challenge 2013
  • Rating: Silver
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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Whisky Fiend says:

    I’ve honestly never heard of Queen Margot before. I have never seen it sold in the US or Australia. Looks like they’re owned by Whyte and Mackay. Any idea what’s in the blend?

    Considering that you didn’t pick up any feinty notes, I’m guessing that there must be some reasonable age (at least 12year old) to cover the new spirit taste of the 3year old whisky in the blend.

    I also wonder what the ratio of malt to grain is.

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    1. I can’t tell you much I’m afraid. As far as I know it’s only available at Lidl supermarkets. The bottle says “Oak Aged” and “Distilled, Aged and Bottled in Scotland” and I apparently Bottled by the “Clydesdale Scotch Whisky Company”.

      I can only surmise that they use whisky unwanted by other distilleries or barrels from now closed distilleries that have been sold off with the proviso that there name won’t be attached to the whisky upon sale… I could be wrong though. If I find any more out about it though I’ll let you know!

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