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Douglas Laing Timorous Beastie

Not a Beast

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

6th Dec 2015


Douglas Laing Timorous Beastie
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  • Brand: Douglas Laing
  • ABV: 46.8%

Timorous Beastie is the little brother of Scallywag, another blended malt from Douglas Laing. This one is composed of Glengoyne, Dalmore, Blair Athol and Glen Garioch. In the meantime they also released Rock Oyster, but more about that later. We will first try this new Highland Blended Malt.

I get a lot of citrus on the nose, but also white fruit and a sour note. Then a truckload of vanilla and grain cookies emerge. A touch of woodsmoke, but not a lot. Feels a bit young. A rather docile nose, if you ask me.

The arrival is quite powerful and spicy. Turns creamy. The same fruit as on the nose, but a bit more grapefruit than apples. The vanilla returns. I get a fresh minty note and some wood, but not much else is going on here.

The finish, which is not long at all, offers some ginger and more vanilla.

To be honest, I am not impressed. I expected more from this. The packaging is lovely, but that does not guarantee an interesting whisky. This sure is no beast. Around 50 EUR, which is not cheap either.