Timorous Beastie 12 Year Cask Strength
Timorous Beastie // Highlands, Scotland
Timorous Beastie 12 Year Cask Strength --a blended malt -- marks the first release from Douglas Laing in 2019, and is comprised malt whiskies from Scottish Highland distilleries. Only 3,000 bottles have been made available across Europe and Asia. This whisky is non-chill filtered and bottled at a natural cask strength of 54.4% ABV.
Blended MaltComprised of malted whisk(e)y from two or more distilleries; aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"The nose is sugary sweet, think cotton candy as well as honey, but with a touch of lemon zest thrown in. Touches of stewed pears, followed by peaches. Finally a thin layer of ozone. It has a proper oily mouthfeel, with just a slight hint of peat smoke, but also honey, and lemon pudding. There's a whiff of nutmeg here as well, and some sweet barley. Pretty complex and very agreeable, there's some skillful blending going on here."