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Overall rating
87.17/100
votes
85
Whiskybase ID
WB108521
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Fusion Whisky
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Sherry & Bourbon
Number of bottles
866
Strength
52.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
01 mar 2018 8:10 pm by maltaholic
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 141.36

20 × in wishlist

85 × member ratings

186 × in collection

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

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.17 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. MacArthur scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A strong sherry whiskey with a sour note.

  4. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  5. 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

  6. Koalafant scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    2019-11-13
    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.
    88/100

  7. Maltlife scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

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

  8. joscnoc scored this whisky 86 points Newbie

  9. joscnoc scored this whisky 86 points Newbie

  10. 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!

    #750
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  11. 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.

  12. Skiddilly scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  13. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  14. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  15. rpvdwel scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  16. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  17. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A coming-together of three good casks. The nose comes slightly one-sided with the sherry cask doing much of the talking. The palate, on the other side, shows more of its complexity.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  18. Gerhans scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very nice dram. First off, this whisky has one of the most sexy colours I've seen in recent times.

    On the nose, cocoa, dark fruit, sherry and some toffee/fudge.

    Tastewise, you get the above with added apricots, plums and a faint vanilla taste.

    The aftertaste is an amazingly satisfying mix of sweet and bitter with a caramel covered fruitlike quality. 

    88/100

  19. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Big dram, this Winter Queen, which will most likely be very popular in Holland because of the Millstone in the mix – which is the most prominent here anyway. Thank you for the sample, Anthony.
    • Nose
      The nose starts rather dry, but slowly becomes sweeter. First some cold coffee and freshly polished leather, then some cocoa with coconut, pipe tobacco and some triplex planks. Loads of nutmeg. It evolves toward fruit tea and waffles with maple syrup. The Millstone is clearly dominant. Quite a nice nose.
    • Taste
      It goes the extra mile on the palate: piquant on nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and black pepper and very dark and sweet on demerara sugar, stewed rhubarb, cherries and caramel. It even sports an umami side as if from roast beef drenched in gravy. Goes from dry to creamy and back again. The wood is fairly loud and offers quite the bitter note towards the end, without becoming disturbing.
    • Finish
      The finish is fairly long and sufficiently creamy to prevent me from reaching for a glass of water. It starts quite sweet on a dark marmalade – with a surge of rum raisins! – but ends on the woodspices.

  20. M134481 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I find this dram very balanced and complex. Full and round.
    • Nose
      Something of mown grass, orange peel with sherry notes. A nice sweet fruity air. I think it's worth the money.
    • Taste
      Red fruit, a delicious sherry explosion, something from cherry or caramel-like. Iig something sweet next to the sherry. As I take more gulps, something like chocolate seems to come up.
    • Finish
      Red fruit and / or cherries, oranges and a long lasting sherry tone.

  21. ARRANTHONY_PRIVATE scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  22. M134481 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  23. mr.p9 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

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