To commemorate 2020 being the Year of the Mouse in Japan, this week’s spotlight is on a scotch named after a mouse – Douglas Laing’s Highland malt blend, “Timorous Beastie.”
Many of you may know Douglas Laing for its peaty and punchy Islay malt blend “Big Peat,” but Timorous is a sweet, rich, floral blend reminiscent of honey toast.
The name is taken from the poor timorous beastie which has its nest destroyed and life upended by a plough in “To a Mouse,” written by Scottish poet Robert Burns. Why not ponder the fickle fate of mice and men over a glass of Timorous?
It was also pointed out to me that January 25 is Burns’ Night in Scotland, where the poet is commemorated by his fans. Another perfect reason to try some Beastie!
bar miyako is open as usual this week from 7pm to 1am on weekdays and from 7pm to 12 midnight on Saturday. I hope to see you all back at the bar!
Winter is here! We now have a bottle of the limited-edition White Walker by Johnnie Walker, created in collaboration with Game of Thrones.
This original blend features Single Malts from Cardhu and Clynelish – one of Scotland’s most Northern distilleries. According to blender George Harper (as quoted on the official Johnnie Walker website,) “whiskies from Clynelish have endured long, Scottish winters, not dissimilar to the long periods endured by the Night’s Watch who have ventured north of the wall – so it was the perfect place to start when creating this unique whisky.”
With notes of caramelized sugar, vanilla and fresh red berries, this is the perfect blend for a cold wintery day, so Game of Thrones fan or not, please stop by if your interest is piqued.
This week, @barmiyako is open as usual from 7pm to 1am on Monday to Friday and from 7pm to midnight on Saturday. Please just note that we will be closed on Monday, Jan. 14 for a national holiday.