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Overall rating
86.96/100
votes
118
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Sherry Edition
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
2718
Strength
46.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 14 10 16 3 13:51 BB
Barcode
5014218800548
Added on
03 Nov 2016 1:32 pm by Dris
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 145.75

35 × in wishlist

118 × member ratings

311 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Timorous Beastie 21-year-old DL

28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.96 points

  1. Mannix65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Raisins, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, cranberries, candied fruit - with ventilation we are in the wardrobe with leather jackets - dry medium-long finish

  2. Totoro scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    I have to disagree with Serge on this one. Way too little cask character for 21 years; the sherry does nose nicely but is way too overt and masks anything that might lie beneath. The finish, too, is nothing to write home about, especially not for a malt of this age.

    I'd wager we're dealing with lesser-quality casks here, finished in first-fill sherry to put lipstick on a pig, as it were. Note that the bottle carries no information on the precise mode of maturation, only that this has "a big sherry influence" (no argument from me here). Also somewhat hot, which, again, is a bit weird for the stated age. 

    I've grown very disenchanted with the whole "regional malts" series (some of the NAS versions were so immature as to border on the frivolous). This isn't bad per se, it just does not deliver what I'd expect from a sherry-matured 21-year-old. Not worth the asking price. 

  3. waal scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Timorous Beastie 21yo WID 88718 https://www.whiskybase.com/.../timorous-beastie-21-year-old-dl #WagnerAlexTastingNotes
    21yo: Nose: strong sherry influence with nuts, nutmeg and fruits, fresh, lively, sweet, vanilla, some leather, slightly herbaceous, blood oranges & strawberries, Hefezopf, raisins, which are given in many notes, I could not even guess - usually I have The very good in the nose, but here was not even the way to my raisin pack and a good train of it an impact on my senses Taste: tasty, low in alcohol, sweet and fruity but also spicy, very good balance between the aromas, milk chocolate, orange zest Finish / aftertaste: some leather, "old", very fruity, long, spicy, slightly astringent, slightly sweet Comment: I like it very much and joins a long list of good ex-Sherry Malts (yes, this one is a blended one); However, he can not stand out for me Points: Good 90/100

  4. Willum scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. SingleMaltSamples scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  6. dRambo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Compared to the 16, this is an intensity grenade - compared to single malt from the price range, it clearly weakens

    pleasing, round, tasty - somewhat one-dimensional
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. StephanB scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. BehindSpace scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    you need to like those muddy, dampy aromas to enjoy this one..

  9. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      dark honey, pine needles, chocolate, cinnamon, grass, cherry, orange, lemon zest, strawberries, blackberries, baked apple with cinnamon, fresh apple, pear
    • Taste
      Oh that is very interesting.
      Very soft and sweet in the mouth with honey, melon, strawberry, lime, then some grapefruit, wood and coffee
      As soon as you swallow it comes a lot of pepper and chili. Once the sharpness has subsided, a slight sweetness remains. He has a really long finish

  10. Steven79 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

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