Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Clydesdale (Cd)
Stated Age
03 years old
Oak Barrels
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Added on
30 Sep 2019 1:57 pm by Psychos

Average value

€ 6.78

2 × in wishlist

63 × member ratings

120 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Queen Margot 03-year-old Cd

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 75.82 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


    This appeared as a bonus dram after a club tasting, on the back of Ralfy’s review #795 [85]:

    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. 3_243F6 scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    Good value blend, but for ~£10, you of course shouldn't expect too much. A fair and quaffable drink, nonetheless... But get Queen Margot 8yo instead if you must.
    • Nose
      67 67
      Very new-make-like, with raisin, prunes, wood (which isn't new-make-like), caramel (which also isn't), a lot of heat for 40%.
    • Taste
      75 75
      Toffee, raisins, subtle oak spices and apple.
    • Finish
      77 77
      Same as palate but with the addition of sugars and a hint of menthol.

  4. ZLako scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    This is an incredible whisky for 9 EUR.

    N: floral, honey, some figs and vanilla, toffee and some red fruits

    P: sweet with bursts of honey, vanilla and floral/herbal notes

    F: almost nonexistent, but there is no bad alcohol burn

  5. Obynapewno scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    There is not much to write here, it will do for a mixer

  6. Dre73 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Well, what to expect of whisky not even costing 10 euro's a bottle? Had some other very cheap blends earlier, and honestly, this one is certainly not too bad compared to those. Yes, it's pretty pale with the standard flavors of some orange fruitiness and honey sweetness, but especially in the nose there's some more aromas of sulphur-like kind.
    And for 40% it even has pretty some power. So, value for money-wise this is pretty something.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Fruity, prunes, a bit dusty and even hints of sulphur and far away a smoky touch, with also some pepper.
    • Taste
      78 78
      More into honey now, sparkling, orange. Not too thin actually, typical pale sweet taste of standard cheaper blends though.
    • Finish
      76 76
      Still some sparkle and pepper, fruity, orange, sweet, honey, hints of licorice. Pretty short.

  7. Pater scored this whisky 69 points Member Junior

    Not worth mentioning, but so is the price.

  8. elanius scored this whisky 60 points Newbie

    True bargain from Lidl. For the price good blended scotch.
    • Nose
      65 65
      Chocolate, malt, vanilla
    • Taste
      65 65
      Malt sweetness, caramel
    • Finish
      50 50
      Bitter oaky

  9. kikist scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    For me better then other "entry" blends like Red Label, Famous grouse...
    Missing little bit more complexity but definitely okay relaxation dram.
    For me best buy blend under 15
    • Nose
      71 71
      I will say typical blended whisky nose... Walnuts, vanilla, grainy, some oak, some dust and that's more less all
    • Taste
      67 67
      salt and watery, citruses, sweet, some alcohol hits
    • Finish
      65 65
      citrus, coconut, short

  10. _H_ scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    By far the most inexpensive Whisky I ever tasted, but definitely not the worst. Very good PLV, but - to be honest - more because of the low price (below 7 EUR for a bottle!!!) than because of the good tasting experience or quality.
    Nevertheless it is an ok blended Scotch Whisky...
    The nose is a bit strange at dfirst, no off notes or burning on the palate and it tastes like (Blended) Whisky! Respect to LIDL for this bottling and furthermore for putting the age statement "3" on the label)


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