Timorous Beastie 40-year-old DL

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Stated Age
40 years old
Number of bottles
54.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
20 aug 2016 8:37 pm by Eagles Fly
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength
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Average value

€ 1039.25

Whisky reviews for Timorous Beastie 40-year-old DL

53 users have left 57 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.10 points.

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  1. hs305 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2020] I selected this dram for my daily Corona virus test (you know, about two-third of all Corona infected persons lose both smell and taste almost completely for several days - this is not a joke!)...

    ...and still my senses are ready to enjoy this beautiful dram. A perfect composition that combines the best of different old whiskies in a flawless and harmonic way, excellent stuff.
    • Nose
      92 92
      The colour is very light at pale straw and the nose offers a delicate and complex mix of dozens of different aromas in an adorable balance. There are fruits, honeys, waxes, shy peat (from the Glen Garioch), nuts, spices and many more. Truly delicious without any off-note or imbalance (I use a big spheric blender's glass). I could sniff this for hours (and obviously my senses are still 100 per cent okay). By the way, out of a standard Glencairn this nose is much weaker (here I would score 89 points only).
    • Taste
      92 92
      The taste is multi-layered on all the beautiful flavours of the nose within a firm but never dominating wooden structure. It is greatly chewable and releases more waves of flavours this way, among them milk chocolate and crème brûlée. Some water turns the nose punchier and intermingles the nice layers of the taste while more of it flattens both quickly, clearly I prefer the neat dram.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The dram arrives warming and nicely coating on the palate with some hot moments which are not distracting. The finish is of medium length and turns more to the old-stylish flavours of waxes, oils and floral impressions. There is a minor bitterness (tannins) towards the end but it is very shy given a 40-years old dram.

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