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 and Blair Athol. Three years later Douglas Laing & Co. launched a “grown-up” 18 years old version of Timorous Beastie, a limited edition of 7258 bottles. 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: fruity and floral, apricots, nectarines, oranges, bananas, icing sugar, honey, vanilla, hints of lemon grass and dried flower petals.
Palate: sweet, honey, vanilla cream, butter cookies, pineapples, peaches, baked apples, cinnamon, milk chocolate and hints of oak tannins.
Finish: medium long, herbal and spicy, with notes of vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, mixed herbs and oak.