Timorous Beastie Turns the Big 4 0!

Timorous Beastie 40 Years Old whiteNews broke today of Douglas Laing’s newest edition to there popular regional vatted malts range.   Timorous Beastie 40yo (54.7% vol) is launching today and with only just over 1,000 bottles available you better be quick.  There is also a competition to get your hands on a sample of the dram.  Below is the official press release and details of the competition:


World Whiskies’ Awards “Brand Innovators of the Year 2016”, Douglas Laing & Co. today proudly unveil Timorous Beastie 40 Years Old Limited Edition Highland Malt Scotch Whisky. Just 1,080 bottles of this aged, Highland “Vatted” Malt exist globally which is bottled at a natural cask strength of 54.7%.

Packaged in a striking black and gold-foiled gift tube, the new Limited Edition is a first for Timorous Beastie, a now-prevalent brand that first launched in 2014. In line with the Douglas Laing family philosophy, Timorous Beastie 40 Years Old is proudly without colouring or chill-filtration.

Commenting on the Remarkable Regional Malts’ latest innovation, Cara Laing, Director of Whisky, said:

“After 40 long years of maturation, we truly believe that this refined, complex dram is a masterpiece of exceptional quality – a super-charged edition of our much-loved Timorous Beastie!”

Whilst there are little more than 1,000 bottles available, Douglas Laing will offer this precious liquid to as many Scotch Whisky enthusiasts as possible, via a competition at DouglasLaing.com. 100 taster bottles of this remarkable 40 Year Old Malt will be given away with consumers being invited to get creative with their own tasting notes. Fred Laing will then select his favourite with the winner rewarded with an exclusive, one-of-only-one gold bottle of Timorous Beastie 40 Years Old.

Timorous Beastie 40 Years Old is available at specialist retailers globally. The competition is open for entries at www.douglaslaing.com from Tuesday 30th August 2016.


Our Timorous Beastie 40 Years Old opens aromatically on the nose with a profusion of sweet spices, cereals and honeycomb. The palate is as sweet as anticipated with crunched sugar, a mature Malt style and more spices. The finish is elegant, fructiferous yet understated with a honeyed Highlander heritage.

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