Overall rating
Highland Queen Scotch Whisky Company (HQSW)
Bottling serie
1561 - Blended Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
30 years old
Traditional Casks
Number of bottles
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 Nov 2015 8:40 am

Average value

€ 136,00

2 × in wishlist

22 × member ratings

119 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Queen 30-year-old HQSW

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.58 points

  1. schengel10 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    An "ancient", great and very good blend!
    • Nose
      first old wood, leather, then dark fruit, a lot of caramel;
    • Taste
      soft onset, very sweet, lots of caramel, spices, cinnamon, ripe fruit, oak, oily, complex, develops wonderfully in the mouth;
    • Finish
      medium long and soft; in the end a little oak;

  2. ColorOutOfSpace scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. whiskybros scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    You can find our review here https://www.whiskybros.com/single-post/Highland-queen-30yo-120th-anniversary
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very beautiful sherryaromas a lot of fruitiness with strong body in the nose. The taste is rather light and restrained, 3-6% more would bring him much.

  5. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

    Nose: Creamy with vanilla and caramel aplenty, followed by a touch of old leather.Palate: Citrus starts to pick up on the palate, alongside malty vanillas and a waft of wood smoke.Finish: Long and quite spicy with cinnamon sticks.

  6. joho did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Highland Queen Blended
    30 Years Old Limited Ed.
    To celebrate the 120th anniversary of Highland Queen, we have decided to produce a limited volume of this exclusive 30 years old blend in the traditional manner.Our master distiller has taken a selection of top quality malts from 1982, and married this together with a selection of grain whiskies from 1978 and 1979. Highland Queen has always been renowned for the high percentage of malt used in its blends, and this is reflected in the 30 years old blend which has a malt content of over 75%! This blend has then been recasked into sherry butts, which were widely used in the 20th century in the Scotch Whisky industry, and left to marry together for a further 6 months. Tasting notes The sweetness from the sherry cask comes through on the nose, together with notes of butterscotch, leather and spices.  We can also detect hints of cinnamon and apple. In the mouth the whisky is exceptionally smooth and elegant, there are hints of smoke and an underlying flavor of cinnamon apple crumble. The finish is long and elegant. 

  7. festus scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    This is a limited bottling of only 4000 bottles as the German importer told.


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2018

Forgot your password?