Scarabus Specially Selected Single Malt Scotch Whisky
This right here is a higher-strength edition of Hunter Laing's Scarabus single malt, which is an Islay single malt from an undisclosed distillery. To make it, casks are specially selected to be bottled at the bumped-up strength. While the standard expression is bottled at 46% ABV, this one weighs in at a burly 57% ABV, which has helped to bolster the robust, smoky notes at its core.
Nose: Cut oak, pear, green apple, smoke slowly building the longer it stays in the glass.
Palate: Pink peppercorn and red chilli flake, balanced by soft vanilla and a drizzle of honey.
Finish: Toffee, honeycomb and a touch of ash.