Established in 1948, Douglas Laing & Co is an independent bottler based in Glasgow. Timorous Beastie is part of its Remarkable Regional Malts, a range of blended malts aimed at showcasing the remarkable qualities of each Scotch region's malt whiskies. The Timorous Beastie range focuses on malts from the Scottish Highland region, with malts from Blair Athol, Dalmore, Glengoyne and Glen Garioch Distilleries, among others, all aged only in ex-bourbon barrels. This 25 year old is an exceptional addition to the range, with an orange nose laced with honey, soft hints of vanilla, peppery malt and cornflakes. A palate of cornflakes with milk again, alongside buttered bread, raisins, sultanas, sea salt and peppercorn. Clove and chocolate appear on the soft finish. Delicious.