SHE was the Scottish princess with Queen Elizabeth I for godmother, destined for a lifetime of exile in The Hague, and is the forgotten link between the Stuart and Hanoverian thrones.
Now the legacy of Elizabeth Stuart, eldest daughter of King James VI and I, is being honoured by a unique new whisky made from a pioneering blend of Scotch and Dutch single malt whisky.
Edinburgh-based Fusion Whisky said its new Winter Queen whisky “celebrated the story and honoured the memory” of Elizabeth Stuart, who was born in Fife in 1596 but spent most of life in The Hague.
Fusion Whisky Director Graham Langley said: “Elizabeth’s story is a superb one, and certainly deserving of a wider audience. Our Winter Queen whisky serves to honour this forgotten Scottish princess and to bring greater awareness to her remarkable life and influence.”
A Speyside malt will be the toast of an international whisky festival – after being specially selected as the signature drink of its 2015 event. An expression of SPEY from Speyside Distillery single malt has been chosen for Whisky Live Holland’s bottling of the year.
The event – the oldest and largest event dedicated to whisky in the Netherlands – has bought a SPEY 2007 single cask sherry butt which will be bottled at cask strength and sold in limited numbers. Each bottle will have a 2015 festival labelling which will include the cask and bottle number,making it a highly collectible item. Continue reading →