God Save The Queen!
Well – Highland Queen Scotch at least.
Earlier this month – in what now feels like a different era – I freely travelled by car, bus & plane across the Irish Sea to Scotland.
I also took the opportunity to visit a whisky distillery.
It also sails under the radar of many a more famous distillery – which piques my interest.
I found an open, honest, hard working distillery pumping out millions of litres of the amber nectar.
Only around 30% of production is used by Tullibardine themselves. The vast majority – 70% – goes to supply the very backbone of the industry – blended Scotch.
Highland Queen is one such blend – available at the distillery too – which I was happy to try.
A bit of caramel, a bit of vanilla, a bit of depth too. Very pleasant.
A nice smooth delivery opening up with decent rich flavours and an attractive bite as well.
A bit of alright!
Highland Queen is a characterful blend backed up by a long & distinguished career.
The constituent ingredients & blending ratios may constantly change – but the brand remains strong.
Just like how the whisky industry itself will comeback after the COVID19 pandemic.