Fresh and appley, with barley (malted and not), sweet butter and lemon. Some sour apple and sweet pear drop sneak in around the sides.
Oily, with more butter and candied fruit. Some icing sugar and butter cream sweetness appear, with darkly sweet raisins and soft brown sugar.
Gentle spice, a pinch of orchard fruit and some dark sugar notes.
One of the best looking bottles around, this is part of Douglas Laing’s tremendous Regional Malts series. This is a blend of malts from the highland region. The name and packaging is a reference to the Robbie Burns’s poem “To A Mouse”, which hails that “timorous beastie”. Despite the name, this is a whisky of powerful flavour! Intense tropical fruits and soft Highland spices lead this whisky. The palate is rich with honey and malt notes, accompanied by a dense chewy mouthfeel. This whisky is non-chill-filtered, free from any caramel colouring and bottled at 46.8% ABV. A delicious dram indeed!