Timorous Beastie 18 Year
Timorous Beastie // Highlands, Scotland
This is the third age statement release in the Timorous Beastie line of blended malts following their 21 and 40 year-old releases in 2016. The Timorous Beastie brand from Douglas Laing incorporates single malts from the Highlands. The whisky is non chill-filtered and no coloring has been added. The name Timorous Beastie comes from the Robert Burns poem "To A Mouse, On Turning Her Up in Her Nest with the Plough" which he was to have come up with on the spot, plough still in hand.
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 mellow and inviting, with a light minerality, but also sweet banana, white grapes and soft honey notes. The palate continues down the same path, but there's also sweet cotton candy and vanilla. Gentle spices liven the palate a bit. Those spices also linger on the finish before ending on sweeter notes."