Timorous Beastie 18yo, 2020, The Winter Edition








Douglas Laing

Cask type

100% Sherry Casks (450 btl.)


Initially fruity aromas on the nose with oranges, plums and raisins. In addition, spicy notes of star anise, cardamom and a pinch of cinnamon, accompanied by sweet vanilla and slightly bitter notes of orange peel. Very harmonious.


Discreetly sweet sherry with rum raisins and toffee on the palate. In addition, dark chocolate and noticeable oak notes, followed by cinnamon and a pleasant ginger spiciness. Herbal notes and bitter orange peel linger towards the finish.


The finish is long lasting with herbs, honey, ginger and tart blood oranges with slightly bitter oak notes.

With water

Fresher on the nose after adding a few drops of water. In addition, pepper and bitter oranges. The sweetness is pushed into the background. Creamy and sweet on the palate with honey, vanilla, toffee and juicy oranges. Plus Christmas spices of ginger, cardamom, oak and cinnamon. The finish is still long and creamy with oranges and dark chocolate. Less bitter overall.


The perfect whisky pleasure for Christmas. Oranges, rum raisins and Christmas spices in beautiful harmony. By the way, this dram goes extremely well with gingerbread.