Highland Queen whisky is a brand of blended Scotch whisky from the house of Macdonald & Muir Ltd. Like all blended Scotch whiskies, it is a mixture of malt and grain whiskies.
The standard expression from the Highland Queen Scotch whisky is a no-age-statement blend with other expressions such as the Sherry Finish, 8-years-old and 12-year-old also available.
The Highland Queen brand is said to have been established in 1893 by Roderick Macdonald, and was known as Macdonald & Muir Ltd. In order to successfully commercialize the blend that Macdonald believed was the right one, the Macdonald & Muir company acquired the Glenmorangie Distillery situated in the Highlands of Scotland.
The brand was named after the Mary Stuart and its arrival at the port of Leith, and the harbor where the production facilities for Macdonald & Muir were once located.
The Highland Queen Scotch Whisky is a blend of various malt and grain whiskies with a slightly more liberal use of grain whiskies. The malt whiskies used in the Highland Queen Blended Scotch Whisky is about 30-35% with the rest being made up by grain whisky.
Highland Queen blended Scotch whisky carries an alcohol strength of 40% ABV, the permissible limit for Scotch whiskies by law.
Silver at The Scotch Whisky Masters in the Blended Malt: Standard category in 2018.
16th December 2016http://www.highlandqueen.com/en/blends/blended-scotch-whisky.html
Sweet, honey with apples and traces of toffee.
Light, with flavors of apple, honey and traces of licorice
Short, with hints of licorice