Type: Single Malt
Region: Scotland – Islay
Strength: 46% alc/vol
Launched for FÃ¨is ÃŒle 2019,Scarabus means â€˜rocky place’ in Old Norse, and while Ardnahoe waits fot its spirit to mature this whisky was sourced from an undisclosed Islay distillery.
Nose: The still spirit is the hero here, a touch of pot ale but Islay to a tee, clean sweet â€˜n peat, young, fresh and vibrant, peat smoke mingled with salty sea spray. Despite the youth, it is beautifully balanced, sweetly smoked poached pears and spicy kelp tell this Islay story..
Palate: The maritime thread continues onto the palate, thin but a full coastal splash of briny spice, honey,cracked black pepper, a chilli flake or two, dried tobacco, cigar smoke, smoldering embers trailing off on the dry, salty finish.