Scarabus Islay Single Malt Launches Two New Whiskies

Hunter Laing & Co. have launched two new whiskies as part of their Scarabus range: Scarabus 10 Year Old and Scarabus Batch Strength.

The family owned Scotch whisky distiller, blender and independent bottler Hunter Laing & Co. have released two new whiskies as part of their Scarabus Islay Single Malt Whisky range. Scarabus 10 Year Old and Scarabus Batch Strength. Scarabus, which means ‘rocky place’ in Nordic, is named after a mystical area of Islay.

Scarabus 10 Year Old is priced at £45 for 70cl, bottled at 46% ABV and Scarabus Batch Strength is £49 for 70cl, bottled at 57% ABV. Both whiskies will join Scarabus Specially Selected, available to buy from 26th November 2020 at Ardnahoe Distillery and online here.

The Scarabus 10 Year Old has the Scarabus profile of sweet Islay peat smoke, with extra complexity; it’s aged for a minimum of ten years in refill, ex-bourbon and virgin American oak casks.

To create Scarabus Batch Strength, a small number of Scarabus Islay single malt casks are selected and bottled at a higher strength of 57% ABV. The result is the signature sweet, peaty profile found in Scarabus, but with extra intensity, mouth feel and an even more lingering finish.

Stewart Laing, Managing Director, said of the new whiskies: “Following the success of the brand’s launch at Feis Ile 2019, it’s very exciting to add two brand-new expressions to the range. Scarabus is a brand which we are incredibly proud of, and to see Scarabus grow and develop like this is really wonderful.”

The official tasting notes for these whiskies highlight the Islay peat, smoke and sea salt on the nose, followed by warming leather notes and a delightful vanilla sweetness in the mouth, leads to a rich, lingering finish, culminating all the elements which Islay whisky enthusiasts adore.

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