Country: Scotland
Region: Islay
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Hunter Laing & Co.
ABV: 46%
Score: 93 points

Scarabus Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Image courtesy Hunter Laing & Co.This Islay single malt from Hunter Laing & Co. comes from an undisclosed Islay distillery, and the nose has a soft peatiness, honey, heather, dried flowers, toasted caramel, and a hint of oak. The taste is smoky and spicy with a nice balance of black pepper and cinnamon complemented by toasted caramel, honey, and touches of butterscotch and oak. The finish is long and smoky with a touch of spice and sweeter notes adding balance underneath. Very nice! (June, 2021)