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Overall rating
77.87/100
votes
33
Category
Blend
Bottler
Clydesdale (Cd)
Stated Age
03 years old
Casktype
Oak Barrels
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
20005009
Bottled for
LIDL
Added on
30 Sep 2019 1:57 pm by Psychos
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 7,99

2 × in wishlist

33 × member ratings

77 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Queen Margot 03-year-old Cd

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.87 points

  1. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    not a drop of wonder, a solid beginner's blend, which tastes like whiskey, has no jottings, whose simple but well-structured aromas are always present and which is always pleasant in the mouth, no burning and almost no alcohol. Ideal to savor on the side.
    The comparison with Famous Grouse, Bells, Johnny Walker, Ballentines etc. in the beginner class, he does not have to shy, Ballentines is as far as I can remember a little spicier, Johnny Walker Red a little smokier and edgy, the Famous Grouse is probably not entirely unlike. But honestly, 6 euros, that is perhaps the world's best PLV when it comes to whiskey.

    Maybe a good 75 points, but the PLV tempts me to take the 80.
    • Nose
      Caramel, malt, pear, honey, some vanilla, light and unpretentious, nothing is perfumed, all solid, straightforward, simple but aromatic. You do not have to tickle anything out, it's all there right away in a surprising intensity with no junk marks. You can imagine the young age, you also realize that there is not only single malt in it, but it is a nice soft blind nose.
    • Taste
      soft due to the 40%, slight tingling from the alcohol, maybe even a minimal alcoholic note. Otherwise, the remains on caramel, malt and pear, a slight bitterness, and a hint of mint.
    • Finish
      warm, barley malt, a little caramel, not so sweet, but rather a bit tart, a little citrus, oak is also not here, towards the end it is a little like a bowl of orange soda, that is for me a little the "Grain tail", have young and middle-aged blends quite like. That's not surprising to me.

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/03/27/malt-n-copper-so-were-back/

    This appeared as a bonus dram after a club tasting, on the back of Ralfy’s review #795 [85]:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rnrYkGZmWI

    N: Uncomplicated, thickish savoury-sweet creamy emulsion. The malt content appears very quiet but the young grain is competent.
    T: This simple one-trick blended Scotch delivers a clear sweet-to-savoury barley cream arrival with an emulsion & hollandaise-y mouthfeel.
    F: Very short, but the whisky remains true & clean.

    C: It’s rather magnolia, but there’s nowt wrong with a splash of magnolia from time to time. In a similar ballpark to Famous Grouse [WLP], but with no unpleasantness/issues whatsoever [batch-dependant]. Oh, and it’s significantly cheaper to at only £11.

  3. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    Except for a little fuel, otherwise tasteless. The best thing is to tip the stuff into a cola on a lot of ice.
    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      69 69

  4. whiskyjoshua scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    I chose a Glencairn glass for tasting.

    About the whiskey:
    It is a 3-year blend from Lidl for 6.99 € (offer currently 5.99 €). Distilleries, maturation, barrel composition and percentage of malt are unknown. However, it was dyed and cool filtered.
    I hardly expect anything from the whiskey, so it can only surprise me like the Queen Margot 8.

    Odor:
    The first thing I have in my nose is malt, malt and malt again. Bright fruits are hidden behind it. Hints of pear, banana and some peach / apricot is coming. This is accompanied by a sweetness, caramel but less vanilla. The malty gives way to the sweet.

    Taste:
    Here the sweetness continues. The whiskey is not really oily on the tongue. There is a note of nut, possibly a hazelnut. This goes over to walnut appeals and to a bitter oak.
    On the second sip, the bitterness is barely noticeable, especially nut flavors and some fruit is now coming. All the time there is still the sweetness.

    finish:
    Quite hot but not alcoholic. Short and yet quite rich in oak. Spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg are also added, which add a slight peppery flavor.

    Conclusion:
    Clearly a price-performance whiskey. I am sure that he would often do better in blind tastings than by name. For the price you can definitely get it and enjoy it really straightforward. Fireworks are not burned down, which is not to be expected given the price. The grain content makes it light and easy to drink. If you want something complex, you are wrong here, but that goes without saying. And yet you can discover one or the other. Would also easily go for € 15 or more. At € 30, he would certainly have a better reputation, which he would have earned.

    83 points mainly because of the price. Otherwise still a good 80.
    Give him a chance and Slàinte.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Malt, sweet, light fruits (banana, pear, peach, apricot), caramel
    • Taste
      83 83
      Sweet, nut notes (hazelnut, walnut) oak, fruit notes
      Cinnamon, nutmeg, light peppery
    • Finish
      79 79
      short, spices, oak

  5. Karsa Orlong scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      79 79

  6. irrerelevant scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Not complex, but absolutely no flaws, bargain! herbal, grainy (in a good way), hay, soap, mineral, light honey

  7. AngeloMerten scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      71 71
    • Finish
      61 61

  8. Max70 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    A cheap choice to do experiments with about blending.....
    Tryed "neat" and with hald a spoon of Ardbed ten, Interesting the effect of blending....
    • Nose
      79 79
      This is the better component, sweet and vanilla, remember a Glenmorangie 10....
    • Taste
      78 78
      Light and sweet, but a little bit different from expected from nose notes
    • Finish
      78 78
      Some light spice that vanish fast

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