Sourced from an unknown Islay distillery arrives this new offering from Hunter Laing, titled Scarabus. The name translates to ‘a rocky place’ in Old Norse, make of that what you may. What we do know is that it is a single malt whisky launched for Fèis Ìle 2019 and is bottled at the strength of 46% and without colouring or chill filtration.
Peat smoke and sea salt aromas arrive on the nose, leading into notes of warming leather, stewed rhubarb, and a wonderful vanilla sweetness on the palate. The finish is rich and lingering.