Scapa 16 Year Old

Scapa

16 Year Old

(0.7l, 40%)


8.3/10
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Classic Scotch.
 
Scapa Distillery is found on the coastal shores of the mainland of the Isle of Orkney, hence, it gets the nickname, “The Orcadian”. Three men, working in a three-shift rota, run the distillery. While that may make it seem quite isolated, as one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland, it doesn’t take a lot to make it go. All the malt from Scapa is set aside to be released as single malt, with the newest release being the Scapa 16 Year Old.
 
The Scapa 16 Year Old was released in 2009 and has been slowly moving its way up the Whisky ranks. It combines the sweetness that is characteristic of Highland malts with a wintery spiciness that warms the blood. This is of course needed for those who find themselves anywhere near the Isle of Orkney! The finish is also good and long, letting the warmth of the Whisky settle and dwell for a moment. This is a dram worth trying, if only to discover what marvellous concoctions come out of one of the most northerly distilleries in Scotland.
 

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  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
    Isle of Orkney
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
    Scapa distillery
  • Bottler
    Scapa distillery
  • Age
    16 Year Old

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honey
apple juice
caramel
vanilla sweetness
cinnamon
oak
sweet
smoky
ginger
What does Scapa 16 Year Old taste like?

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Pale Gold
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Sweet toffee and caramel with notes of cinnamon and similar spices
 
Flavour / Taste / Palate
Honeycomb peaks through with more spice and a vanilla sweetness, ginger and the tang of apples also make an appearance
 
Finish
Long lasting and well worth it, fruity sweetness and the last hints of cinnamon
Ratings & Reviews
anonymous
anonymous,
One of my personal favorites. Surprisingly smooth and fresh with a wide complexity in taste. Unlike any other single malt, a must-have-drunk for every whisky lover.
anonymous
anonymous,
Very smooth and a complex flavor. Will definitely buy a bottle for the collection.
anonymous
anonymous,
Beautiful lightly oily honey and heather deliciousness. Fantastic with platter of charcuterie.
Alejandro
Alejandro,
Superb
anonymous
anonymous,
Subtle and delicious
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