About Islay Single Malt Scotch

About Islay Single Malt Scotch
Islay is an island off the west coast. Traditional Islay malt whiskies are intensely smoky and pungent in character with a distinctive iodine or medicinal tang that is said to come from sea salt permeating the local peat that is used to dry the barley malt.

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Scarabus Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
88 points
Medium rich gold color. Inviting aromas of tar, sea spray, roasted pimento, dark chocolate, biscuit, and smoked seaweed with a slightly chewy, crisp, dryish medium body and a warming, layered, long caramel latte, toffee biscuit, brownie edges, and cardamom finish. A bold, smoky Islay Single Malt with huge waves of maritime flavor and rich biscuity appeal.
88 points $46.70