A very recent and rare offering from our friends, Douglas Laing & Co in Glasgow.
Douglas Laing’s Timorous Beastie 10 Year Old is a marriage of Single Malts from The Highlands displaying an elegant and refined taste.
The original Timorous Beastie, immortalised in the famous poem “To a Mouse” was a timid yet characterful field mouse, by whom Scots poet Robert Burns was fascinated. Douglas Laing & Co launched its Timorous Beastie brand in 2014 in honour of the iconic “beastie”, and has since enjoyed global success with its aged limited editions series, including the acclaimed 40 years old edition, rated 91 points by Whisky Fun’s Serge Valentin.
The nose is immediately sugary sweet, bursting with warm syrup over sponge and ripe, juicy nectarines. The palate brings creamy honey, warm buttered toast, gentle spice and a distinct cereal character. All that leads to a deliciously full finish of honeycomb, zesty orange and soft fruits.