Timorous Beastie Marks “Meet the Beast Day” With Launch Of 13 Years Old Cask Strength Edition

| June 2, 2022

Douglas Laing’s Timorous Beastie recently unveiled its “Meet the Beast” limited-edition bottling, a 13-year-old cask strength whisky.

Matured exclusively in American bourbon barrels, the small batch Highland Malt Scotch comes at a natural cask strength of 52.5% ABV.

This past Friday the 13th., with more than 60 specialist retailers in the UK, Europe and Asia in on this launch, the whisky came packaged in a black bottle with red capsule and premium gift tube, the bottle’s livery features the brand’s trademark mouse character and monochromatic colors, with flashes of red foil.

Timorous Beastie Meet the Beast 13 Years Old

Douglas Laing’s Timorous Beastie recently unveiled its “Meet the Beast” limited-edition bottling, a 13-year-old cask strength whisky. (image via Douglas Laing)

The distiller’s notes show the whisky to have tastes and aromas of burnt orange zest, waxy honeycomb and spicy vanilla in a drink the Douglas Laing team called a “massive amplification” of the original Timorous Beastie.

Stephanie Harvey, Timorous Beastie brand manager, said in a prepared statement that Friday the 13th is a date people have come to associate with the unexpected and was an appropriate launch date for “Meet the Beast” Day.

“Since its launch in 2014, Timorous Beastie has been celebrated for its somewhat ironic positioning … Our little field mouse might look cute and unassuming, but the high strength, non-chill filtered monster of a dram inside is mighty,” she said. “Leaning into the brand’s wild side, this new limited edition bottling aged 13 years truly is a beast of a dram, packed with bourbon cask heritage and offered at natural cask strength.”

Timorous Beastie “Meet the Beast” Aged 13 Years is limited to 3,000 bottles. It’s suggested retail price is £75.

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Established in 2014 by Douglas Laing & Co, Timorous Beastie represents a distillation of the Highlands in a small batch marriage of single malts distilled at Glengoyne, Glen Garioch, Blair Athol and Strathearn Distilleries, among others.

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