Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Stated Age
12 years old
Number of bottles
54.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 jan 2019 5:55 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 65.78

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Whisky reviews for Timorous Beastie 12-year-old DL

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.73 points.

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Pretty complex and very agreeable, there's some skillful blending going on here, if you ask me. Keep your eyes open for this one.
    • Nose
      Sugary sweet, think cotton candy as well as honey, but with a touch if lemon zest thrown in. Touches of stewed pears, followed by peach and oranges. Finally a thin layer of ozone. Quite mineral too.
    • Taste
      Proper oily stuff, with just a slight hint of peat smoke, but also honey, and lemon pudding. There's a whiff of nutmeg here as well, and some sweet barley.
    • Finish
      Lingering sugary sweetness. Medium in length.

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  3. StephanB scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. annemiek1 scored this whisky 80 points Newbie

    Not very memorable. Brother much tastier S...

  5. Baileij scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Gråmantel scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Sweet in aroma and even sweeter taste. Alcoholic but not so pinchy. Lovely mouthfeel without disturbing flavors with a medium finish, a good blend with high strength.

  7. dramidaris scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. Odinson scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. Bam scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Straight line, ex-bourbon bottling. Quite simple, but nothing wrong. Pur he seems spritig right, needs a few drops of water.
    • Nose
      The sweet notes expected of a bourbon barrel, honey, caramel, vanilla. Sweet green apples, and malt / cereal notes, bring an association to apple pie. Some furniture polish and coconut is behind it.
    • Taste
      Sweet onset, silky mouthfeel. The nose continues, vanilla, caramel, sweet apples. A few herb notes.
    • Finish
      Medium. Caramel and sweet oak, milk coffee, some apple and white pepper.

  10. hawk31 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Smells first after Bourbon barrel with slightly subliminal smoke? Thought a bit about Highland Park. Vanilla, fresh, minty, old is definitely not. From alcohol I would estimate so 45-50%. Could be a blend too, make me smell a grain of it. Apple, pear, maybe a little honey. Reminds me a bit of these Japanese beginner's blends. The nose is quite simple knitted.

    Taste: Very sweet, light spice, apple pie and it tastes a bit like cinnamon for me. Very tasty, the second sip but a bit spicy spicy, but not alcoholic.

    Finish: short thing, the sharpness (pepper) but remains surprisingly long. A little bit sweet here and there but rather spicy and spicy.

    Tip: Yes, what can that be? I'll stick with my guess cheap blend, maybe not Japanese. But the alcohol is felt stronger .. So for me favorable blend with elevated alcohol strength or a young single Cask with a small wine finish or so, had the rich on the empty glass so a subtle musty wine barrel note.


  11. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A wonderfully creamy-sweet and intense Highland blended malt with a nice balance of yellow ripe fruits and spicy notes. Water takes away some of the alcoholic warmth but it can be enjoyed neat very well, too. Another excellent and attractive addition to the existing portfolio of Timorous Beastie.
    I thank Douglas Laing for the complimentary sample!

    • Nose
      Sweet and spicy on the nose. Stewed fruits - peaches and oranges - nicely mixed with creamy vanilla and oatcake. Sweet honey and ginger spice in the back.
    • Taste
      Sweet and fairly warming on the palate. Creamy honey and vanilla nicely mixed with spicy notes of black pepper, nutmeg and subtle oak. Intense with creamy notes of barley in the back.
    • Finish
      The finish is long and velvety with honey, vanilla and sweet barley sugar. Becomes slightly dry with bitter orange peel and subtle oak.

      With water: Fresher on the nose when a splash of water is added. Delicate vanilla mixed with citric fruits and creamy honey. On the palate, the spiciness and warmth are significantly tamed. Still sweet with vanilla and honey followed by only a slightly amount of citric fruit and pepper. The finish is medium long with creamy notes of honey and a bit of dry oak in the back.


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