TIMAH Double Peated Blended Whiskey
The Timah Double Peated Blended Whiskey is an award winning whiskey newly on the market. Timah whisky is Malaysia’s first double peated blended whiskey. Although you would not expect this country to produce an award winning whisky, it was actually awarded the silver medal in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2020.
Producer Winepak Corporation has emblazoned the bottle with an image of Tristam Speedy, a British adventurer who became the first Assistant Resident of Perak (a state in Malaysia).
Captain Speedy was an adventurer in service to the British Crown. His leadership in bringing order to chaos earned him the Indian Mutiny, Punjad and Ufos Zai medals as well as favour with the Abyssinian emperor who tasked Captain Speedy with training his imperial army.
In Malaysia, Captain Speedy also played a major role as a peacekeeper during the war. Particularly the Larut Wars. This was when the Chinese secret societies in Malaysia fought over control of tin mining areas in Taiping.
The adventurous mix of flavours, of which it is described as a light, fruity whisky, ties in well with the spirit (see what we did there?) of the drink that was inspired by Captain Speedy.
Malaysian whisky Timah is a name which represents the enduring symbol of enterprise in Malayan (after independence it was renamed to Malaysia) history that led to cascades of development for the country at the dawn of the 20th century.
Timah whisky reviews emphasizes the subtle and smooth yet strangely rich taste. The unassuming notes on the nose make for an easy welcome to the dram. On the palate, it starts off with a faint floral flavour and is caravanned through for a breezy smooth finish. Before the taste of this light palate, a robust intensity greets the senses with a playful thrill before subduing into a sweet lingering warmth. Timah is imbued with a gentle tropical fruit peatiness that stays bright without undue intensity.
Timah whisky price is at RM223. However, with discounts and offers, it is priced even lower! This is a good starting point for whisky as it really is at an affordable price point. Here’s a chance to grab a bottle from the Timah whisky online shop at Whisky.my.