Douglas Laing unveils Timorous Beastie 25 Years Old

25th September, 2019 by Melita Kiely

Independent whisky bottler Douglas Laing has unveiled a limited edition 25-year-old blended malt as part of its Timorous Beastie Scotch brand.


Timorous Beastie 25 Years Old is limited to 1,600 bottles

Only 1,600 bottles of Timorous Beastie 25 Years Old will be released through specialist retailers, priced at £150 (US$187) per bottle.

The whisky was mostly matured in ex-Bourbon barrels, and has been bottled at 46.8% ABV without caramel colouring or chill filtration.

It is said to have a buttery, honey style, with notes of marmalade, ginger and damp oak.

Cara Laing, director of whisky at Douglas Laing, said: “Timorous Beastie 25 Years Old is a beautifully balanced marriage of single malts distilled in the Scottish Highlands.

“It’s a perfect illustration as to how rich Highland malts mellow as they mature whilst developing a wonderful complexity.

“This expression carried the trademark Timorous Beastie vanilla and honey style – as a result of being matured predominantly in ex-Bourbon casks – as well as an orange tang and sweet spiciness, perfect for autumn evenings.”

Timorous Beastie 25 Years Old joins the brand’s 18-year-old special release, which has also been bottled at 46.8% ABV and is priced at RRP £90 (US$112).

Earlier this year, Douglas Laing debuted a cask strength Timorous Beastie that had been aged for 12 years.

Leave a Reply

Subscribe to our newsletter