The birth of Highland Queen was in 1893, when Roderick Macdonald decided to set up in business for the first time. The company was known as Macdonald & Muir Ltd. Highland Queen was the flag carrier of Macdonald & Muir Ltd for most of the 20th century. The brand name derives from the association of the port of Leith and the original production site by the harbour of Macdonald & Muir in 1893, and the triumphal arrival of Mary Stuart at this spot in 1561. She was later to be crowned Queen of Scots, thus creating one of Scotland’s most famous and loved legends. This legend is kept alive today through Highland Queen Scotch Whisky, which represents the enduring and noble values, history and independent spirit of Scotland and its whisky, embodied in the legendary character of Mary Queen of Scots. In 2008, the brand was purchased by a family company and the Highland Queen Scotch Whisky Company was established at our distillery, Tullibardine, in the Scottish Highlands. Once an exclusive blend has been achieved, the art of the distillers and blenders must be safeguarded down the ages to ensure that its identity remains constant forever. Highland Queen is the result of many lifetimes of experience in distilling and blending fine Scotch Whiskies, and we are proud to continue today the tradition first started by Roderick Macdonald, and as we declare on our label : “The result we leave with confidence to your judgement”.