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Overall rating
74.60/100
votes
33
Whiskybase ID
WB39934
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Highland Queen Scotch Whisky (HQSW)
Bottling serie
Majesty - Highland Single Malt
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Oak Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
3267681859151
Added on
10 Feb 2013 6:30 pm

Average value

€ 48.84

2 × in wishlist

33 × member ratings

82 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Queen 12-year-old HQSW

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 74.60 points

  1. HummaKavula scored this whisky 79 points Member Junior

    Very simple and straight whisky.
    Edit: actually adding a few drops of water changed so much in this whisky that i started to enjoy it. More fruits on the nose (green Apple especially). And very bitter and dark chocolate on the tongue. Still a bit ethanolic, and heats up a throat. Added 4 points for the version with water (67 without water) tasting notes wroted befor adding the water.
    • Nose
      72 72
      Dry on the nose. Pears in syrup. Malty, a bit oaky. Simple and straight. A bit fruity after few sips. Hint of vanila at the end.
    • Taste
      72 72
      Semi sweet. Punchy (ethanol). Burnt sugar notes.
    • Finish
      68 68
      Fresh Wall paint, a hint of raisins, ethanol. Medium long.

  2. BeatF scored this whisky 77 points Moderator

    Simple whisky without great finesse and nuances
    • Nose
      smells of whisky ... pear, apple, honey, some grapes, malt
    • Taste
      tastes of whisky ....
    • Finish
      Whisky (indeed!), With some gin-like aftertaste, some orange peel

  3. Ostap scored this whisky 65 points Connoisseur

    March 14, 2014:
    What was that? The world would not lose anything without this whisky.
    • Nose
      No fragrance found! Alcohol and all. Somewhere very deeply guessed sour berries and apples.
    • Taste
      As empty as the scent.
    • Finish
      Like a bad vodka.

  4. HummaKavula scored this whisky 79 points Member Junior

    I have left this whisky for a few months in a decanter and it changed a lot. Its more round, it has lost all of the punchy ethanol taste. IT gained a lot of green apples in nose and on the tongue, more leathery taste, and fresh ginger on the nose. Actually it tastes almost like an Apple juice. Nose a bit more complex, with butter biscuits. I really started to like this whisky. Its good as a Daily dram.

  5. yfalkov scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      cream, barley, vanilla, flowers
    • Taste
      citrus, sherry, little smoke
    • Finish
      medium, nuts, charred oak, spicy

  6. Falnor scored this whisky 64 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      63 63
    • Taste
      64 64
    • Finish
      65 65

  7. jjbings did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    • Nose
      Fresh tropical fruit notes intertwined with oak and a hint of spice. Traces of vanilla and cereal
    • Taste
      Notes of tropical fruits, oak and muscatado sweetness. There are hints of coffee, vanilla sauce and toffee, oak and a nice sweetness added. There are many spicy notes like pepper and nutmeg.
    • Finish
      medium length with spicy notes.

  8. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      73 73

  9. Cubey666 scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      72 72

  10. Wolv scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      76 76

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