Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Stated Age
25 years old
Number of bottles
46.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
25 Sep 2019 7:46 pm by peatbogger

Average value

€ 159.59

35 × in wishlist

43 × member ratings

124 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Timorous Beastie 25-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.12 points

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

    A wonderful blended malt from the Highlands, which has an enticing fruit aroma, perfectly balanced with warming spices and sweet vanilla. A quarter of a century maturing in oak casks has produced a deep and complex variety of flavours, with the oak not pushing itself to the fore at all. This limited edition is a perfect fit between Timorous Beastie 18yo and 40yo.

    • Nose
      Enticingly fruity on the nose with loads of ripe pears and apricots, nicely mixed with lemon sorbet, vanilla and blossom honey. Then milk chocolate arrives, followed by hazelnut, subtle ginger spice and oak in the back.
    • Taste
      Sweet, fruity and creamy on the palate with pears, honey and apricots, followed by a warming mix of ginger, oak spice and white pepper. Once the warming spiciness fades, creamy and sticky fruit jam remains nicely on the tongue.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, warm and velvety with sweet honey and vanilla. Becomes slightly dry with a touch of bitter orange peel and subtle oak spice.

      With water: Fresher on the nose when a few drops of water are added. There's more vanilla coming through, nicely mixed with ripe yellow fruit and increased oak spice. Very creamy and sticky sweet on the palate with vanilla and honeycomb followed by a delicate nuttiness, while the warming spiciness is significantly tamed. The finish is medium long with creamy notes of vanilla and honey, followed by notes of baked bread in the back.

  2. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A really great blended malt that doesn't have to hide behind an old single malt (why should it? The possibilities of creating a very good whiskey by mixing different malts are enormous!).

    You notice the age, nothing stands out too dominantly. Overall, a complex and well-balanced image of an excellent 25-year-old whiskey has been created here.

    Price-performance ratio for today's market situation also perfect.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Great light fruit notes, spices, dry chocolate, light orange or citrus notes, dried apples, summer fruits, waxy, pleasantly spicy wood, light dry tobacco, creamy vanilla.

      A really wonderful balance of spices and fruits!
    • Taste
      88 88
      Pleasantly spicy, again light fruit notes, light dry wood, spices, somewhat dry and pleasantly tart. Apples, sweet citrus fruits, delicate dark chocolate.

      Here, too, a great interplay of spicy notes and fruits.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Pleasantly tart, somewhat dry, slight dry herbal notes, delicate bitter citrus notes and slightly woody notes remain.

  3. Totoro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Weird, but weirdly good. Fans of Clynelish and Ben Nevis should definitely check this out.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Waxed apples, pears, pineapple fruit gums, plus some big barley notes (cereals, grains, straw) and creamy, custard-and-vanilla type American oak, but also unlikely associations of crayons, chamomile hand cream, and erasers.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Nice oily mouthfeel with a gingery/peppery edge. Starts on citrus and an astringent minerality, followed by a big hit of peach-flavored iced tea and elderflower cordial on the mid-palate (Ben Nevis?!?). Very juicy, jammy and sweet here in the middle. Excellent. Oscillates between spicy oak and fruity acidity as it goes down. I wasn't exactly mad about the nose, but the palate is borderline stunning, with exotic fruit notes that point toward older components and some crisp tannins lending a bit of zing to the whole thing.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Lime zest, graphite, chalk, quinine, grapefruit, peppery oak. Too bad that the lush fruity sweetness from the palate doesn’t make a comeback here.

  4. Northern&Isles scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    Great blended or earlier Vatted Malt from famous Highland distilleries, allegedly including Blair Athol, Dalmore, Glen Garioch, Glengoyne ...
    So 1 reference malt from each Highland region.
    That is consistent and shows a concept.
    The basic Highland character is met very nicely and concisely.
    Clear recommendation.
    Very balanced and balanced mix of fruits, oak seasoning, spices and herbs.
    Typical the clear citrus fruit notes of lemon, juice and peel, as well as all types of oranges, juice oranges, sweet and bitter oranges, blood orange, lots of vanilla and toffee.
    Longer finish.

  5. JungleDram scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    "Blind" for a significantly younger Glenmorangie or similar. held. Very (too?) Round Ex-BC Highland Blend without corners and edges but overall pleasing and pleasant.

  6. maltaholic scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Woody, spicy, pungent.
    I don't smell more at first.

    The taste continues:
    Spices, bitter aromas of wood.
    Not really pleasant.

    I give him some time and a drop of water ...

    The stinging is gone.
    It becomes softer, creamy, but not fruity.
    The wooden aromas predominate,
    and they stay rather bitter.

    No, sorry, but he doesn't convince me ...


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