Overall rating
Blended Malt
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Fusion Whisky
Stated Age
09 years old
Sherry & Bourbon
Number of bottles
52.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
01 Mar 2018 8:10 pm by maltaholic
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 141.18

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79 × member ratings

179 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Winter Queen 09-year-old AD

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.08 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    This is a very unique whisky, of which I'm not sure everyone will appreciate it as much as I do. I guess you'll have to find out for yourself. I think this is expertly blended, high-end liquid.
    • Nose
      Interesting notes of rye bread and a damp dunnage warehouse, as well as cocoa powder, cappuccino, apricots and marasquin cherries. The spices work really well with the sweeter layers of this dram.
    • Taste
      The interplay between the spices and the sweeter flavours here work really well, again. This is surprisingly reminiscent of the Zuidam 100 Rye whisky. Not as rye-esque of course, but certainly shows similarities. Lots of spices. Think nutmeg, cloves and black pepper. There's dark notes of chocolate too, accompanied by cherries and apricot jam.
    • Finish
      All of the above. Long.

  2. drummer & timmer did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A blend of single malt from Glenrothes and Longmorn distilleries in Speyside and a single malt from Zuidam Distillery in the Netherlands, this whisky is named for Elizabeth Stuart, the daughter of King James VI of Scotland and Queen Anne of Denmark. She was queen of Bohemia for a brief period before spending most of her life in exile in The Hague.

    Whisky Advocate says:

    Fusion Whisky blends single malt scotch with single malt whiskies from around the world. Its first release, The Glover, combined Longmorn and Glen Garioch with Hanyu single malt from Japan, while its second release, The E&K, was a blend of Ardmore and Glenrothes and single malt from Amrut Distillery in India. Alex Bruce, managing director and master blender for independent bottler Adelphi, blends Fusion Whisky’s different offerings. Unfortunately, these whiskies are not for sale in the U.S.

  3. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Pulteney83 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Sherry bomb, can i taste the millstone? With some water and an hour in the glass the taste is amazing, it got better. Maby too mutch wood.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Koalafant scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Interesting combination: An Oloroso? Sherry bomb, which combines the classic scottish single malt with the young, wild Millstone. For my taste, however, the millstone is a little bit too far out.
    However, the malt has character and can score with a quite complex flavor profile.

  6. Maltlife scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. joscnoc scored this whisky 86 points Newbie

  8. joscnoc scored this whisky 86 points Newbie

  9. Cubey666 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Great dynamic dram with a lot going on. chocolate, coffee, rye dark spices, with a full body and a long finish. Thanks Arnold of Helders' Drankenspeciaalzaak for giving me this one to taste!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. pianoman scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Raisins, freshly ground hazelnuts, sweet chestnuts. Some fir honey, pine needles and tree resin. A touch of solvent. Behind it plums with vanilla and some powdered sugar.
    • Taste
      Dried apricots, raspberry cake, walnuts. Marzipan with dark chocolate. Some glue. Earl Gray tea with candy sugar.


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