Scotland is full of old myths and tales of beasties, we have the Loch Ness monster, Morag, Lizzie and many many others but there are new tales of a beastie, one that may be living in a home near you, they say it lurks in dark corners, behind closed cabinet doors and even under the bed.. They also say if you whisper the name TIMOROUS the wee beastie that has laid dormant for at least 40 years might just be woken from its slumber and change the way you live your life forever.


Reports from around the world are emerging that this wee little mouse has grown into something rather scary, children have dissapeared and grown men brought to their knees.. Seasoned whisky drinkers have shed tears over the flavours rumoured to be locked away, while so many wife’s have been made widows because of the serious effects the aromas have on the weak.. This wee mouse is after only one thing and that is to put fear into those who dare whisper the name TIMOROUS BEASTIE..for those brave enough to even read on I will attempt to give you the secrets to slay this fearless beast once and for all..

I found this old journal taped to the rear of an old oak desk, the words inside should help to unlock the secrets..


2nd June 1976.

” Today is Wednesday, I have been hearing the rumours about some mysterious monster lurking in Glasgow, it is said somewhere in a damp shed, behind piles of OAK barrels there is something sleeping that should never be disturbed.. Can the rumours be true, is this the slayer of men, I must travel up in the morning to find out for myself”


” Thursday morning 5.47am, there is a GOLDEN hue to the sky this morning.  Mrs cooper the house maid says her tearful goodbye, all I know is I must head to Scotland and seek a man by the name of Mr Laing.. He is said to be the one who first acquired the knowledge behind the beastie”



” After a long journey I arrive at my destination, I am struggling to find any one who will talk about the beastie, there is fear in the eyes when you start to say TIMOR.. ”



” The streets of Glasgow are damp today, the smell of ORANGES and CANDY are in the air, as I turn into a long dark alley I can smell fresh FRUITS with some prominent VANILLA and gentle SPICES.  In the distance I hear the rain and echoes of ” hot CHESNUTS come get your sugar coated NUTS” .. I have the  feeling I am being watched,  my senses are so alive right now”



” Monday morning and I fear for my life, I’m getting closer , the air has the scents of TIMOROUS.

This morning I was woken  by the sound of scurrying, I dressed quickly and proceeded downstairs where  I had OATS with HONEY for breakfast,  a little BURNT SUGAR sprinkled in my black COFFEE. As I left the  house the maid slipped a little CHOCOLATE into my hand, her face gave little away, the there was NO COLOUR in her cheeks  just a single tear that sat in the corner of her eye, did she know what awaits me ? .. As I walked through a small garden where an APPLE and PEAR tree were in BLOSSOM my thoughts were all about TIMOROUS . I have only a few days left  before I must leave but I cannot find the man who goes by the name Fred, he is said to be one of the sons, the future lies in his hands”



” The taste of SPICES are everywhere in the house this morning, my breakfast was cooking on an old piece of OAK and as I eat my slice of TOAST and ORANGE MARMALADE my thoughts were only of the days ahead and what may come before me.  As I walk the busy streets I pass a lady selling TOFFEE and BUTTERSCOTCH these aromas were so strong I had to buy some.. She whispered to me “it waits for you,  he knows you are coming”


I am closer than ever, I can taste the fear, it just lingers on the back of the fresh FRUIT  taken from the old OAK cart.. I must to return to the house in order to rest, I must escape the watchful eyes”



Unfortunatly that’s all that was written, the man just dissapeared…  Somewhere hidden  in these notes that were written over 40 years ago  has to be a clue to the secret of TIMOROUS BEASTIE..


I would like to thank Douglas Laing for the chance to seek out the tales of this wee beastie..


Please be aware the beastie is still loose and has now spread into Europe and maybe even the rest of the world is not safe..be careful the wee mouse has evolved into a complex beast.. If your hear whispers of the beast, don’t utter the words TIMOROUS.. You will never be the same..

Let it be known that on this day 12-9-2016, I along with a group of fearless warriors, Jan Beckers a Belgium master of ancient crafts, Cara our Remarkable leader, Alan, Jonathan, Andrew, jenny and our chief sniffer Cooper are setting out to find and capture the beast, if we don’t return tell our story to your children, never let this tale die…

This sample was provided as part of a competition, my thanks to Douglas Laing.

49 Comments Add yours

  1. D T says:

    I’m really loving the theme/storyline of this review.


  2. Sally says:

    Thanks for the response that it was part of a remit to be creative. You excelled!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. sorrenkrebs says:

    Hi Sally..
    Thanks for the comment, it was written like this as part of a remit to be creative..


  4. Sally says:

    Absolutely love this review!

    Whatever made you think of writing this way, never change it. The style of this and the story mingling among all the tasting notes make it the perfect smile inducing read.

    Love it!

    Now if only I had the opportunity to try it too.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Ed says:



  6. S Ferringer says:

    hi!,I love this style of writing so so much! Everything you needed to know is hidden within, I want to learn more on this world of whisky so please keep on giving useful information to us.


  7. E K says:



  8. Kelvin K says:

    I have been absent for some time, but now I remember why I love this web site. Thank you, I will try and check back more often.


  9. elPolako says:

    A man of many talents, master storyteller, scarer of week and vulnerable, straight faced comedian. I just discovered new side of Sorren. Bravo!


  10. Victor L says:

    That was certainly a different approach, great review.


  11. Gus says:

    Very interesting way to do a review !


  12. V V says:

    I might like this blog.

    This post truly made my day. I can not imagine how you came up with this idea for a review, but well done for the originality ! Thanks!


  13. H C H says:

    Very good !


  14. Jennifer J says:

    That is the best alternative review I have read, my congratulations to you for trying something a little different .

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Whiskyman says:

    A fun and informative way to do a whisky review, bravo to you.


  16. Frank says:

    What a review. Awsome


  17. Peatlover says:

    Nicely done.


  18. Michelle says:

    What a great little story and a wonderful way to do a review. Fantastic !


  19. Philip says:

    What a fascinating way to do a review, your creativity is fantastic. Well done !


  20. Will says:

    Brilliant. Great read.


  21. Gary says:


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  22. Paul Patterson says:

    What a great way to do a review after reading it a few times I realised you have everything in here, very clever way to put the abv and natural colour info in, your tasting notes have my mouth watering.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Ash says:

    Extremely entertaining review and still gets the point across.

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Bob says:

    A good read which makes the review very interesting.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Gordon w says:

    Lovely review and full of imagination.

    Liked by 1 person

  26. Simone says:

    This is a really unique way to do a review, well done my friend you even managed to make me feel like I was there too.

    Liked by 1 person

  27. sorrenkrebs says:

    Thanks Craig.. Tis a fabulous dram indeed..


  28. Such a excellent review Sorren, as always it makes me want to go out and try it. Love the new style for the review as well..👏👏👍

    Liked by 1 person

  29. sarah thorley says:

    A lovely review. Entertaining 😁. I might even try to seek out the Timo ….Oops nearly !

    Liked by 1 person

  30. sorrenkrebs says:

    Thanks everyone for the comments👍


  31. Sam Green says:

    A breath of fresh air my friend. Lovely review

    Liked by 1 person

  32. Cali says:

    What a good idea Sorren, this review is a great read and keeps you involved right to the very end.

    Liked by 1 person

  33. Julie w says:

    Wonderful and inventive review.

    Liked by 1 person

  34. Ken says:

    Great way to do a review. Great read too

    Liked by 1 person

  35. Yankee fan says:

    Well done friend, a great way to tell a story and do a review at same time, great imagination.

    Liked by 1 person

  36. Anonymous says:

    A great read and I have to say I like this new style, keep it up mate.

    Liked by 1 person

  37. Sarah says:

    Having read this earlier this morning and again now, it still gives the same pleasure through the way it is written… And dare I say it another to add to my “to try” list.

    Brilliant and bravo!

    Liked by 1 person

  38. sorrenkrebs says:

    Hi Kieran..
    Thanks for the comments.. It is indeed a beast too.. Hope you get the chance to tackle her..

    Liked by 1 person

  39. sorrenkrebs says:

    Thank you George.. It was very enjoyable writing this ( again) 👍

    Liked by 1 person

  40. sorrenkrebs says:

    Be warned Mark, the wee beastie is quite scarey!! None so far have survived the grips of the wee beastie

    Liked by 1 person

  41. What an exciting read! I’d like to read the novella length version. More importantly, I am seething with malt lust over this Beastie. I must set off in pursuit. Thank you, Sorren, for this enlightenment.

    Liked by 1 person

  42. Kieran says:

    Such an exciting read!. I am so envious you got to tackle this Beastie. Thank you Sorren, for this incredible review.

    Liked by 1 person

  43. George says:

    Love that style, story telling while doing review works two-fold. Makes the review more interesting, readable. Second angle is of course review itself. Those mostly come in dry, “scientific” form, and Sorren is refreshing like cool sea breeze in hot summer day. Keep it up, book in the making. 🙂

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  44. Darren says:

    Great post and well written, love the new style.

    Liked by 1 person

  45. Brian says:

    Well this is a new style for you Sorren. I quite like the way you have written this one, keep it up.

    Liked by 1 person

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