Meet Captain Speedy

Captain Speedy was a British Army officer born in india, the son of a British Army officer. Warrior, diplomat, superintendent of police. Explorer, adventurer, poet, guardian of an Abyssinian prince. Captain Tristram Charles Sawyer Speedy was a man as colourful and charismatic as his name, and as imposing as hit 6-foot, 5-inch frame. He was in many respects the heroic archetype of virility and virtue in Victorian England; a man very much of his time in that golden age of empire.

A not insignificant part of his illustrious career was spent in British Malaya, which he travelled to in 1873 to take the post of Superintendent of Police on the island of Penang. He resigned in 1873…..

to raise and command a body of Indian troops to restore order to tin mining operations in Larut district, for the Menteri or Chief Minister at the time. In 1874 Speedy was appointed assistant British resident of Larut, where he remained until 1877.

Interestingly, Captain Speedy founded one of Malaysia’s most beautiful towns, and even named it. In Hokkien, the name means “Everlasting Peace,” or… Taiping.

Captain Speedy was one of the gentlemen who introduced whiskey culture to Malaya, a tradition that endures to this day. So it is only fitting that Captain Speedy should be the face of Timah, Malaysia’s award-winning, double peated premium whiskey.

World Spirits Competition 2020

San Francisco, USA
Silver Award, World Whiskey

International Spirits Challenge 2020

West Sussex, UK
Silver Award, World Whiskey

The Shot Heard Round the World

Timah’s exceptional attributes won the judges over at the 2020 World Spirits Competition in San Francisco, which awarded Timah a Silver as an “outstanding spirit that displays refinement, finesse and complexity.” Further recognition followed from the International Spirits Challenge 2020 in the UK, which extended a Silver Tasting Award in the World Whiskey category.

Raising the Bar

Rocky or neat, party or intimate treat, celebration or just reaffirmation of life’s joys, little or large – any time is Timah time. Here we share some Timah-inspired creations to raise the bar, and mix it up with the best!