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Scarabus Whisky

(70cl, 46%)

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Scarabus Bottling Note

Sourced from an undisclosed Islay distillery comes Scarabus, a single malt from Hunter Laing launched for Fèis Ìle 2019. Scarabus means ‘rocky place’ in Old Norse, named after a mystical area of Islay. The whole expression is quite mysterious, from the secretive distillery to the golden symbols adorning the bottle. A very handsome bottling housing delicious Islay whisky.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Classic notes of maritime peat smoke, sea spray and sea salt, with a subtle hint of vanilla and oak spice.

Palate: Oak char, old leather, stewed orchard fruit and vanilla sweetness returning among the smoky peat.

Finish: Lingering bonfire smoke, salted caramel and fresh berries.

Reviews for Scarabus
Rubbish tbh
Pretty grim tbh and very disappointing- expected far more
6 months ago
Big Bravo to Hunter Laing!
What is it? can it be a 3 Y/O Laphroaig inside. i liked it very much, it has much more body than the 10 y/o Laphroaig it can't be a baby Ardbeg for sure, not even close to the Ardbeg taste buds profile. it has a faint fruity nose, but not distinct enough to point a nosy finger on Caol Ila. if anybody would tell me this came from Lagavulin i might accept it as a very bodied young malt, but why would Lagavulin sell such barrels to Hunter Laing just to be bottled and sold at such price, makes no sense. it must be a distillery which has large abundant stocks of young malt, perhaps it was peated heavier by customer request, in that case it could be a very unique and unknown profile of Bowmore. the phenolic signatures cries "Laphroaig" while the depth and richness calls "Caol Ila". if it is indeed a 3 Y/O Caol Ila, this is simply a bargain at steal level. Bravo to Hunter Laing! 5 Stars for overall, price and taste. 4.5 Stars in Islay NAS category for me.
, Israel
7 months ago
I like Islay, but I was disappointed with this. Very young & very sweet.
, New Zealand
7 months ago
A very disappointing whisky on the verge of unpleasant
Thin, lacking depth of flavour on the verge of unpleasant. My son, a confirmed Islay malt man, had to put coke with his. Sacrilege in our house. Very disappointing.
9 months ago
A piece of (peat) heaven
People who are rating this whisky with less than 3 out of 5 are crazy. If you don`t like peated whiskies then why do you buy one? This is everything the peat fans need. For me it is in the same league with Ardbeg 10, Caol Ila 12 or Laphroaig 10.
I had two bottles, and i will buy again. Nice affordable stuff
one year ago
Great value and great quality..
As a fan of smoke and peat I was pleasantly surprised… this whiskey really delivered…and for about $35 here in the US …that’s a great buy… thanks… and keep up the great work!
one year ago
Holds its own with any of the standard bottlings from Islay. The smoke and the sweetness are married better then they are on Ardbeg 10. It’s sweeter than Laphroig 10. At $15-20 cheaper than either of those two it’s a must buy.
, United States
one year ago
On par with Ardbeg An Oa, which is better than Ardbeg 10 IMO.

$35, often on sale for $29.99

Can’t imagine any Islay fan not liking this.
, United States
one year ago
A lovely dram that won't break the piggy bank
I'm a bit baffled by the occasional bad review, I won't go flowery on the description, but I love it. I bought a bottle last year at Ardnahoe and I was back there last week and bought another one. As a wee footnote, if you haven't been to the distillery then do so if you can; not only have they secured a stunning location but the staff are fantastic and the food as well as the whisky is excellent. Top marks.
2 years ago
Great Islay malt
Top quality Islay single malt, sweet and smoky. Great value
, Taiwan
2 years ago

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