Octomore / Scottish Barley 08.1
Summary: COUNTRY/REGION: Scotland/Islay.
Expected release date is 22nd Sep 2017
Douglas Laing / 18 Year Old Timorous Beastie
Summary: COUNTRY/REGION: Scotland/Various. UNIT: 1 x 70cl CATEGORY: Blended Malt. DISTILLERY: Dalmore, Blair Athol and Glen Garioch. BOTTLER: Douglas Laing. BOTTLING SERIE: Timorous Beastie. BOTTLED: 2017 STATED AGE: 18 years old. NUMBER OF BOTTLES: 7258 STRENGTH: 46.8% Vol. The original Timorous Beastie, immortalised in Robert Burns’ famous Scots poem “To a Mouse” was a timid, little field mouse. Echoing our national bard’s wit, ours is most certainly not for the fainthearted! Timorous Beastie captures the essence of The Highlands; a marriage of the regions finest malts including Dalmore, Glengoyne and Glen Garioch. It is, of course, proudly without colouring or chill-filtration and bottled at 46.8% alcohol, resulting in an oily, chewy spirit that brings an incredible mouth-feel. Timorous Beastie 18 Years Old is beautifully aged, Highland “Vatted” Malt, that is proudly offered without colouring or chill-filtration. Bottled at 46.8% alcohol strength, Timorous Beastie 18 Years Old's tasting notes include gentle spices, complemented by honey, vanilla and juicy barley. The third release under the brand to carry an age statement, Timorous Beastie 18 Years Old follows 2016’s globally acclaimed 40 Years Old and 21 Years Old bottlings. The Timorous Beastie 18 Years Old is gently spiced initially on the nose, warming to honey, vanilla and juicy barley. All are similarly apparent on the intricate palate plus a late layer of macerated dark fruit. The finish shows cough drop spices, more of those dulcet flavours replicated from the palate, running to a bone dry finale.