Timorous Beastie 18 Years Old (Douglas Laing)
Timorous Beastie is establishing itself as quite the blended malt brand. After the delicious and surprisingly affordable 40 Years Old, Douglas Laing now presents a new Timorous Beastie 18 Years Old. Oh, and in between they also brought us a 21 Years Old Sherry Edition.
As is the case with all blended malts under the Timorous Beastie brand, this vatting is made up of whisky from the Scottish Highland region. I’m not exactly sure from which distilleries the whisky was sourced, but Glen Garioch, Dalmore, Blair Athol and Glengoyne have been mentioned.
Timorous Beastie 18 Years Old (46,8%, Douglas Laing, 7258 bts.)
Nose: Mellow and inviting with some light minerals, but also sweet banana, white grapes and soft honey notes. Also a hint of apricots, maybe even some nectarine and lemon peel. A touch of burlap.
Taste: Mouth-coating. Sweet cotton candy with honey and vanilla. There are some light spices, they liven up the palate a bit. Cinnamon and cracked black pepper.
Finish: Lingers on spices, slowly transforming back to sweeter notes. Medium in length.
I would’ve welcomed a bit more complexity, especially on the palate, but overall a very good blended malt by the people over at Douglas Laing.
Sample provided by Douglas Laing
Thijs is a spirits writer and accredited liquorist from The Netherlands. He runs the blog Words of Whisky and contributes to a number of Dutch and international publications.