Queen Margot Profile

Blended Scotch Whisky

One of budget supermarket chain Lidl’s affordable blended Scotch whiskies, Queen Margot is available in a small range of expressions, from a no-age-statement three-year-old, through to an eight-year-old bottling.

  • Production type
    Blended Scotch

Queen Margot History

Lidl opened its first store in the UK in 1994, having launched in Germany in the 1930s as a small, independent grocery wholesaler.

Positioned at the discount end of the market, its range of spirits was small, but as the chain grew rapidly in the 2000s the range of Scotch whiskies on offer was expanded.

Own-label brands were blended for the chain by Whyte & Mackay under Richard Paterson’s guidance, with Queen Margot introduced as the core blended Scotch for Lidl throughout the UK and the rest of Europe.

In recent years the blend has consistently taken home medals in blind tasting competitions, holding its own against similar whiskies in its individual class.


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See also

  • Highland Black Highland Black Highland Black Brand

    Highland Black

    An award-winning budget blend from supermarket chain Aldi.

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