Douglas Laing releases Timorous Beastie 40yo

24th August, 2016 by Annie Hayes

Douglas Laing & Co has expanded its Highland blended malt range Timorous Beastie with the launch of a limited edition 40-year-old expression.


Timorous Beastie launches limited edition 40-year-old whisky

Bottled at a cask strength of 54.7% abv Timorous Beastie 40 Years Old offers sweet spices, cereals and honeycomb on the nose, with a palate of crunched sugar, mature Malt and more spices. The finish is “fructiferous yet understated” with a “honeyed Highlander heritage”.

Packaged in a black and gold-foiled gift tube, this limited edition is a first for the Timorous Beastie brand, which is named after a mouse immortalised in a poem by Robert Burns.

Cara Laing, director of whisky, said: “After 40 long years of maturation, we truly believe that this refined, complex dram is a masterpiece of exceptional quality – a super-charged edition of our much-loved Timorous Beastie!”

Just 1,080 bottles of Highland ‘vatted’ malt Timorous Beastie 40 Years Old exist globally, so in a bid to offer the spirit to as many Scotch enthusiasts as possible, Douglas Laing will launch an online competition to give 100 taster bottles away to consumers.

The selected group are invited to get creative with their own tasting notes, and once submitted, Fred Laing will choose his favourite with the winner rewarded with an exclusive gold bottle of Timorous Beastie 40 Years Old.

The whisky is now available globally, and the competition will open for entries at on Tuesday 30 August.

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