Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Established in 1948, leading independent Scotch Whisky specialist Douglas Laing & Co, have today announced the release of their brand new Highland “Vatted” Malt – Timorous Beastie.

Timorous Beastie is a Small Batch bottling created using only the finest Highland Malts including – amongst others – Dalmore, Glengoyne and Glen Garioch. Bottled at 46.8% alcohol strength, without colouring and not chill-filtered, this specialist Small Batch bottling displays a charming sweet, heather honey and Highland character.

Douglas Laing & Co - Timorous Beastie

The original Timorous Beastie, immortalised in Robert Burns’ famous Scots poem “To a Mouse”, was a timid, little field mouse, echoing our national bard’s wit. This Highland malt is most certainly not for the fainthearted!

Commenting on the new release, Fred Laing, Douglas Laing’s Managing Director and Master Blender said: “What we have within the heart of our Timorous Beastie Vatted Malt is a selection of great Highland Malts on their own. Together they combine brilliantly – with some punchy packaging – to complete a triumphant trio of regional Malts which now covers Islay with Big Peat, Speyside with Scallywag and the Highlands with Timorous Beastie.”

Douglas Laing’s Timorous Beastie will be available from specialist whisky retailers later this month.

Source: Douglas Laing & Co