Scarabus Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky HL

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Hunter Laing (HL)
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
LCM 20 317
Added on
28 Oct 2020 3:12 pm by KonstUA

Average value

€ 36.52

4 × in wishlist

26 × member ratings

153 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Scarabus Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky HL

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.83 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    No notes, tasted at a show but what can say is that this is a great whisky for the price and perhaps a good introduction to islay peat , which is on the gentle to medium side.
    Worth the money
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

  3. MonkeChef scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Sweet, smoke, smoked meat, vanilla, apple, seaweed, lemon, lime peel, sea salt, peach stone.
    • Taste
      Smoke, sweet, sea salt, vanilla, apple, seaweed, coconut flakes, peach pits.
    • Finish
      Long, smoke, sweet, smoked, vanilla, pepper, apple, peach stone, sea salt.

  4. glenrob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. niggy1813 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    It's a good and solid whisky. You get what you expect from an Islay malt with a nice price value level. Peat, sea salt, camp fire, leather, sweetness and a long finish. The Scarabus is definitely recommendable but comparable to the exclusive Islay bombs.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Yes, it's a typical islay malt, not from the south coast more the north east. There is heavy peat, seaweed, algae, sea salt and some sweetness
    • Taste
      84 84
      Warm ashes, glow, barbecue flavours and more sweetness and salt. Reminds me of salted caramel.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Very long with leather and surprisingly more spices than expected. It's like a campfire at the beach

  6. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    20 20 20 20 80 - good to drink, but in the summer heat it is not so effective!

  7. KonstUA scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Nose 21, taste 21, finish 21, balance 21

  8. Polaku1703 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Appears as not so young. About the distillery i was told it is the new Ardnahoe distillery...
    • Nose
      Not much on the nose.
    • Taste
      leathery and even bitter, similar to the Elixir bottling of Caol Ila
    • Finish
      dry aftertaste, similar to Ardbeg a bit but without the nice peat smell.

  9. thewhiskeyjug scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Vanilla, malty, smoky, minerally, honeycomb, spice.

    Palate: Vanilla marshmallows, smoke, minerally, spirity, malty, HNC, spice.

    Finish: Long -> Smoky, spice and marshmallow.


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