Hunter Laing & Co. Scarabus, 46%

Price: $39 Issue: Fall 2019 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

An upfront classic single malt from an undisclosed Islay distillery, launched to coincide with the opening of Hunter Laing's Ardnahoe Distillery. Overt peat smoke on the nose, with brine, citrus spices, vanilla, and mild antiseptic. Stewed fruits and bonfire embers on the palate, with new leather and rich spice notes. The slightly medicinal finish features peppery oak.