Timorous Beastie Blended Malt
Timorous Beastie // Highland, Scotland
The Timorous Beastie comes from the independent bottlers Douglas Laing & Co., founded in 1948 in Glasgow, Scotland by Frederick Douglas Laing. The company has remained in the hands of the family, with the sons Fred and Stewart managing (however Stewart has since moved to found his own business in 2013), and has brought such joys as the Big Peat and Provenance. The Timorous Beastie is non-chill filtered and is a blended malt comprised of whiskies from distilleries from the Highlands including Dalmore, Glengoyne and Glen Garioch. The name is a tribute to Robert Burns' famous poem ‘To a Mouse’.
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 doesn’t open so much as kicks down the door. Rich and smooth with a heavy heather-honey influence riding on a wave of dried apricots, and house made sweets, made with real brown sugar. The palate prickles with apples along with more heather-honey and vanilla before settling down over the tongue. Spices seem to dance over the top. Trail mix and dried fruits make a long finish, with an oaky influence before fluffed sugar enters the fray to calm down the Beastie. "