Overall rating
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

€ 152,00

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19 × member ratings

48 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Timorous Beastie 25-year-old

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.06 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. 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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