In recent months, about all (the standard) blended malts from Douglas Laing’s Remarkable Regional Malts have been reviewed. But there was one other whisky from this series that I had yet to review: the Timorous Beastie. So today we finally go on a trip to the Highlands!
And this blended malt, which is a marriage of Highland malts solely, includes, amongst others, those distilled at Glen Garioch, Dalmore and Glengoyne distilleries. And like all the others in this range, this Timorous Beastie is non-chill filtered and bottled at a strength of 46.8% ABV.
Timorous Beastie tasting notes:
Nose: Barley sugar, lime and vanilla. Oats. Unripe pears and green apples. But also nutmeg and honey. Later also a touch of hay.
Taste: a whiff of smoke. Oats and vanilla. Caramel fudge too. Green apples. A drop of honey. Hay and a touch of wood. But then an unexpected but pleasant punch from a variety of spices, such as black pepper, cloves and nutmeg.
Finish: The finish is short and somewhat dry. A little bit bitter too. A hint of liquorice, a touch of oak and the same spices as on the palate.
Not bad at all. It’s not spectacular and not super complex but a nice daily dram.
Bottle provided by De Monnik Dranken.