In ihrer Serie der „Remarkable Regional Malts“ (welche vor genau einem Jahr unser „Whisky des Monats“ waren) vermeldet Douglas Laing & Co. einen weiteren Zuwachs. In ihrer heutigen englischsprachigen Presseaussendung stellt der familiengeführte Scotch Whisky Spezialist den Timorous Beastie 12 Years Old Cask Strength vor. Diese neue Variante des Highland Malt Scotch Whisky ist mit 54,4 Vol. % Alkoholgehalt abgefüllt. Insgesamt sind 3.000 Flaschen dieser Limited Edition im Spirituosenfachhandel in ganz Europa und Asien erhältlich. Als Verkaufspreis sind £59.99 angegeben (ca. 65 €).
Die offiziellen Tasting Notes versprechen uns in der Nase Marshmallows mit saftiger Gerste und weichen Gewürzen. Der Gaumen bringt cremigen Honig, buttered bread und süßes Malz. Beim langen Finish dominieren Muskatnuss, Haferkekse und Zitronensorbet.

Die vollständige englischsprachige Pressemitteilung finden Sie folgend:

Douglas Laing Reveals Cask Strength Timorous Beastie 12 Years Old Limited Edition

Douglas Laing & Co, award-winning independent Whisky firm, today unveil a limited edition line extension – Timorous Beastie 12 Years Old at Cask Strength.

The new variant of the Highland Malt Scotch Whisky brand is bottled at 54.4% alcohol strength and complements the core range – the classic, non-age-statement Timorous Beastie Highland Malt, and the 10 Years Old small batch release, both of which are continually available in specialist retail.

Packaged in a premium gift tube with monochromatic colourways and foil detail, Timorous Beastie 12 Years Old is offered in line with the Douglas Laing family’s “as natural as it gets” philosophy, and is proudly offered without colouring or chill-filtration.

Launch plans for the special edition include Burns Night-themed Whisky influencer activation, extensive social media and Whisky-paired dinners in several of the brand’s key markets.

Cara Laing, Director of Whisky at the family-owned Scotch Whisky business, comments:

“It feels particularly fitting to launch this special bottling of Timorous Beastie in January, the month in which we’ll celebrate Burns Night in honour of our national bard. Proudly bottled at natural cask strength, this feisty special edition bursts with barley, sugary marshmallow and citrus notes, and unlike its namesake, Burns’ timid field-mouse, it’s certainly not for the faint-hearted! Incidentally, it’s also ‘National Cheese Lovers’ Day’ on January 20th, and this special edition bottling is the perfect partner to a cheeseboard, in particular a hard cheese such as a comté.”

Just 3,000 bottles of Timorous Beastie 12 Years Old Cask Strength Limited Edition are available from specialist spirits retailers across Europe and Asia. It is expected to retail at £59.99.

Tasting notes
Anticipate marshmallow with juicy barley and soft spices on the nose. The palate brings creamy honey, buttered bread and sweet Malt. The long finish bursts with nutmeg, oat biscuits and lemon sorbet.