Whisky Review & Tasting Notes: Douglas Laing Timorous Beastie

Last October I had the honor to visit Douglas Laing HQ on the day when they released Scallywag (my visit recap here and the liquid recap here 🙂 )

Scallywag was Big Peat companion, and now, almost a year after, we meet Timorous Beastie, the companion to Scallywag, right?

TimorousBeastie (2)

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?

Douglas Laing Timorous Beastie (46.8%, £36)

TimorousBeastieNose: 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)


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