Overall rating
Blended Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
The Winter Edition
Stated Age
16 years old
Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
45.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 Nov 2019 11:51 am by Nidan

Average value

€ 96,00

10 × in wishlist

31 × member ratings

126 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Timorous Beastie 16-year-old DL

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.17 points

  1. MathewGismo did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Longegrow how can you score online exclusive on release date when nobody have bottle. Stop fake rating something you couldn't tried yet. Should be banned

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

    This limited edition of Timorous Beastie is a well-matured, flavourful and balanced blended malt with a great mouthfeel. Rich and creamy, full of dried fruits, warming Christmas spices and notes of chocolate, but not at all overpowered by sherry. This is certainly one for the upcoming Winter season. Best to enjoy neat in good company and in front of a log fire.

    • Nose
      The nose starts off with delicate dark red fruits, Christmas cake and juicy oranges, covered by raisins and sherry. This is followed by cinnamon spice, ginger and oak, with notes of chocolate lingering in the background.
    • Taste
      Sweet and fruity on the palate with red fruits and juicy oranges, followed by a warming mix of ginger spice, cinnamon, white pepper and a hint of oak. Creamy notes of fruit jam and honey linger with a touch of dark chocolate towards the finish. Deliciously mouthfilling!
    • Finish
      The finish shows good length with warming ginger spice, cinnamon and cocoa, followed by orange sweetness and dry oak on the tail.

      With water: Significantly spicier on the nose when a few drops of water are added. More ginger spice, oak and pepper with a tamed fruitiness. On the palate, more chocolate flavours emerge followed by creamy notes of honey and cinnamon. Again, less fruity and more spicy. The finish is medium long and dry with bitter notes of dark chocolate, ginger and dry oak.

  3. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      A sweet sherry nose straight from the bottle

      Sweet apples, honey, strawberries, blackberries, some peach, grapes, some earth, some fresh wood, a few grasses, very light citrus, pine needles
    • Taste
      Honey, apple, strawberries, grapefruit, wood, coffee,

  4. Kaleva scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Pleasant blended malt, sherried and spiced and fits very well to winter season. Rather punchy and spicy with all kinds of peppers on the palate and I would personally prefer the milder version of this dram. This expression lacks complexity but on the opposite is well balanced and tasty. A good choice for Christmas time though.
    • Nose
      Sherry, red apples, raisins and prunes, sweet orchard berries, blood oranges, toffee, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, a hint of dark roast coffee, very light woody notes
    • Taste
      Sweet, punchy and spicy (ginger, pepper mix), blueberry jam, oranges, Christmas cake with all kinds of season spices, caramel, gentle dry oak
    • Finish
      Spicy, dry, sweet, berry marmalade, some nuttiness, dark chocolate and leathery notes, caramelized orange zest, soft oak at the end

  5. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Surprised, I expected worse, but it's okay. 86/87.
    • Nose
      Floral. Sherry, forest fruits, raisin, citruses, milk caramel and spicy oak.
    • Taste
      Powerful. Dry oak, ginger, pepper, sherry, honey, citruses, punch and cocoa.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, bittersweet.

  6. gaboruso scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  7. BehindSpace scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I like this one better than the 21y Timorous Beastie 'Sherry Matured'

    It does not have those muddy, dampy aromas.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. maltaholic scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nice color.
    Nice aroma: heavy, moist wood, warm sherry, vanilla sugar.

    Mouth rather light, almost watery.
    But also fruity and sweet.
    The wood is very pronounced.

    You can drink it well.
    Fits well in the Advent season ...


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