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Timorous Beastie

(70cl, 46.8%)

Timorous Beastie

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Timorous Beastie Bottling Note

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!

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Acacia honey, creamy boiled sweeties (the strawberry flavour), dried apricots and white grapes. There's a good whack of Sherry influence in here too! A whiff of coastal air and classic Highland heather, too.

Palate: Dried fruits, green apples and anise. Sweet grist and malt loaf. Pebble beaches and more heather on the mid palate.

Finish: Long. Drying with hot cinnamon sweeties and fresh bread.

Overall: Who are you calling timorous? This beastie is big, brave and an absolute blast!

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Timorous Beastie Reviews

Excellence bottled

This converted me to blended malt whisky. Such a great quality dram

10th February 2023


Great dram at that price point. A touch of water with mine

12th August 2022

Robert Burns

The ultimate Burns Whisky... What a dram and a great price for an incredible drop. This is a great example of why a good blended malt is better than a good single malt!

25th January 2022

Chivas Regal???

Personally, I thought i was drinking Chivas Regal which makes this a little pricey for the quality and comparason to CR. Ok neat, great in a whisky coctail.

9th January 2022

Definitely not timorous

Admittedly I’m not a seasoned Scotch drinker but I found this a bit harsh. Smells interesting but lost some of that nuance under all the alcohol. Definitely improves with water but maybe just a bit young for something so strong.

13th December 2021

Sweet, floral and dry

I forgot I even had it until I packed to move...I must admit I prefer the Rock Oyster and Big Peat more.
That said, I really have not given this a chance...
Here goes...a very floral and sweet dram with a touch of salt for me..a dry finish..
The truth is I want it to taste much different from the other regions and I just need to give this bottle some time..
It is solid enough and I like it very much...The price is fair, ABV is damn fine and the no color or chill filtration is a big plus for me.
The truth is I usually drink better whiskies with age statements of at least 12 and usually 14-18 range.
So, no complaints...
A 3 is about an 80 to me...

18th November 2021

An average drink, VFM

At this price range, I did not expect much. But to be honest, there was no 'sherry influence'. I could only find the fresh scent of salty air in the mid-taste. I like the long and kind of ash finish.
An average drink for a regular sipping experience.

6th June 2021

Ekes by

This is completely inoffensive and completely unremarkable. A little heavy on the floral notes but not enough to cause a stir.

16th April 2021

A Highland Malt with real charm

Superb dram from the Highlands - very well done!!

16th March 2021


I'm not getting much apart from sweetness. Even a drop of water to lower the ABV doesn't improve it. I expected much more.

4th February 2021

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