Timorous Beastie Meet the Beast /54,9%/ –
The Timorous Beastie brand was introduced in the fall of 2014 as the third installment of the Remarkable Regional Malt Collection range. The range consists of six expressions, each delivering the ultimate taste of the region. Timorous Beastie is a vatting of single malts from Scottish Highlands including Dalmore, Glengoyne, Blair Athol and Glen Garioch. The brand gets its name from the Robert Burns poem ‘To a Mouse’, which the Scottish bard wrote after disrupting a field mouse nest on his farm. Meet the Beast, the limited edition of Timorous Beastie, was launched in the early 2021. The whisky was aged exclusively in ex-bourbon barrels and bottled at natural strength of 54.9% abv with an outrun of 3600 bottles.
Nose: lots of vanilla, acacia honey, butterscotch, red apples, peaches, bananas, white chocolate, walnuts shells and toasted oak.
Palate: vanilla, marzipan, toffee, buttered croissant, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, aniseed, honeyed almonds, apples, quince jelly and hints of oak.
Finish: fairly long, with notes of vanilla, honey, orchard fruits, cinnamon, white pepper and delicate oaky bitterness.