Joining the ranks of Big Peat and Scallywag is Douglas Laing's Timorous Beastie, a blended malt made entirely of Highland whiskies from distilleries such as Dalmore, Glen Garioch, Glengoyne and more. The name is a nod to the Robert Burns poem 'To a Mouse' and to Burns' wit, as though the mouse in the poem is a timid little thing, this whisky is nothing of the sort!
Fresh and appley, with barley (malted and not), sweet butter and lemon. Some sour apple and sweet pear drop sneak in around the sides.
Oily, with more butter and candied fruit. Some icing sugar and butter cream sweetness appear, with darkly sweet raisins and soft brown sugar.
Gentle spice, a pinch of orchard fruit and some dark sugar notes