Scallywag was Big Peat companion, and now, almost a year after, we meet Timorous Beastie, the companion to Scallywag, right?
Scallywag was sherried speyside and Timorous completes it by being a highlands whisky. It contains single malts from Dalmore, Glengoyne, Glen Garioch and others and is bottled at 46.8%.
so how beast-ly is this mouse?
Nose: Gentle, creamy, hay, sweets, honey glazed pears and apricots with generous dash of heather leading to a very balanced nose.
Palate: Malt, then heather, spices and oak, vanilla pudding, honey, semi dry and less sweet than nose, ends with spicy grapefruits.
Finish: Medium long, hard sweets, malt, lingering spices and honey.
Thoughts: This mouse doesn’t squeak. It doesn’t roar but it does have its own bold presence. It’s a balanced and tasty whisky that single malt lovers can enjoy.
(Official sample provided by Douglas Laing)