Douglas Laing & Co Releases A Timorous Beastie Whisky Variant

By Allyson Nichols / May 30, 2021

Douglas Laing & Co in Scotland recently announced the release of Timorous Beastie “Meet the Beast”, a cask strength, limited edition partner to their Highland Malt brand of blended Scotch whisky.

Matured in ex-American bourbon barrels, the bottling is offered at a natural cask strength of 54.9% and comes packaged in a black bottle with red capsule and premium gift tube, featuring the brand’s trademark mouse character and monochromatic colorways, complemented by flashes of bold red.

First established in 2014, Timorous Beastie represents what’s described by the brand as the “ultimate distillation of the Highlands” in a small batch marriage of single malts distilled at Glengoyne, Glen Garioch, Blair Athol and Strathearn Distilleries, amongst others. The company is a leading independent Scotch whisky distillery, blender and bottler specializing in the selection and release of single cask single and small batch malt Scotch whiskies.

Timorous Beastie “Meet the Beast”

Timorous Beastie “Meet the Beast” (image via Douglas Laing & Co.)

“The original Timorous Beastie may look cute and unassuming, but the spirit inside is a seriously credible Highland Malt, offered at high alcohol strength and without coloring or chill-filtration,” Director of Marketing Cara Laing said in a prepared statement. “Our new limited edition ‘Meet the Beast’ is designed to unleash Timorous Beastie’s wild side in line with a repositioning for the core brand, which seeks to enthuse and excite consumers via premium, credible messaging with a feisty edge. It’s true what they say – beware of the quiet ones!”

Full official tasting notes can be found below. Timorous Beastie “Meet the Beast” is expected to retail at £50 ($70.53 USD) and will be available from selected specialist retailers globally from this month, with a limited 3,600 bottles available.

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