Highland Queen 1561 30 YO
Highland Queen 1561 30 YO, 40 %
The "1561" in the title refers to Mary Queen of Scots, whom the brand "Highland Queen" is named after. That's about all I know of this blend.
You can buy the Highland Queen 1561 30 YO in Norway at NOK
429 950 (8357101).
Nose: Cool and coldly fruity at first sniff - and no, there's no temperature issue here, just me being weird. Banana, vanilla ice cream, a dusty attic, and stacks of old papers. Apples, pears, canned fruit in simple syrup. Hints of oak and chocolate.
Taste: Not much in the way of body here. White pepper, bitter-ish oak. Mild fruitiness and again some chocolate. All flavors are weak and seem watered down.
Finish: Medium long finish. It is rather watery and thin all the way. Mild caramel, and hints of apples and green pears.
Comments: I feel underwhelmed. I do not quite see the point of bringing out a 30 YO variant when it comes across as unremarkable as this. Maybe the true value in this dram, is in leaving it on the shelf.
Sláinte! - Thomas