In the new millennium Douglas Laing & Co. introduced more than few blended malt whiskies.
The fall of 2014 brought Timorous Beastie, a small batch expression created exclusively with Highland malts including Dalmore, Glen Garioch, Glengoyne and Blair Athol. The whisky gets its name from the Robert Burns poem ‘To a Mouse’, which the Scottish bard wrote after disrupting a field mouse nest on his farm. Timorous Beastie is a small batch whisky bottled at 46.8% abv of natural color and without chill-filtration with the cute field mouse adorning its label.
Nose: sweet and floral, summer meadow, apples, oranges, lemon tart, breakfast cereals, honey, brown sugar, raisins and hints of cinnamon.
Palate: sweet and spicy, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, vanilla, baked apples, bitter orange marmalade and hints of oak.
Finish: pretty long and spicy, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger and delicate oaky dryness.