The Scarabus Collection

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Scarabus, an Islay Single Malt for those with a curious mind and an eye for detail.  A whisky bold and honest about its origins and just a little mysterious about everything else.

The brand creates a sense of mystery and discovery through the tagline “only those who seek shall find” and through the intentionally ambiguous symbols incorporated on the label. The look and feel drew inspiration from the work of Islay born John Francis Campbell, who created the sunshine recorder, a device that tallies the hours of sunshine in a day, as well as creating a vast collection of Celtic folklore tales.

Scarabus is known as a mystical area on the Isle of Islay, and the name dates back to 13th century, and translates to “a rocky place” in Old Norse.

Each expression is bottled proudly without colouring or chill-filtration.


Scarabus ~ the specially-selected original

Bottled at the perfect drinking strength of 46%.

Tasting Notes: Islay peat smoke and sea salt on the nose, followed by warming leather notes, stewed rhubarb and a wonderful vanilla sweetness in the mouth, leading to a rich lingering finish.


Scarabus ~ aged 10 years

Aged for a minimum of 10 years in a refill, ex-bourbon and virgin American oak cask.
Bottled at the perfect drinking strength of 46%.

Tasting Notes: A distinguished Scarabus profile; sweet Islay peat smoke with added complexity.


Scarabus ~ batch strength

Created by hand-selecting a small sample of Scarabus casks destined to be bottled at the higher strength of 57% ABV.

Tasting Notes: The signature sweet, peaty Scarabus profile, with extra intensity, mouth feel, and an even more lingering finish.



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