Scapa Skiren
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islands
  • Distillery Scapa
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation First fill American oak casks
  • Alcohol 40%
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  • honey
  • zesty
  • oak
  • apple
  • smoky
  • pear
  • citrus zest
  • pecan
  • vanilla

Scapa

Skiren (0.75l, 40%)
Price $90.99

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Character Goatson
The taste of Scotland itself. 
 
It can be hard to confirm these things, but Scapa may be the smallest distillery in the Pernod Ricard portfolio. Seriously… this is a small batch shop with one single wash still and one single spirit still and a total annual capacity of about 1 million liters. That sounds like a lot, but to put things in perspective, Glenlivet does that much in a month. 
 
Scapa Distillery is found on the coastal shores of the mainland of the Isle of Orkney, hence, it gets the nickname, “The Orcadian.” All the malt from Scapa is set aside to be released as single malt—every single drop—and that is pretty unusual these days. And fans will tell you that it has “proper peating,” meaning that the water from the distillery flows from a peat bog, but the malted grain is not dried over peat, so there is a hint of natural peat in the glass without the smoke. If you haven’t tried it, it’s a mighty fine line worth the try. 
 
Scapa is famous for their core 16 YO dram. But just last year they introduced a new product, and that’s what we are hear to talk about today. The name Skiren comes from a Norse word meaning “glittering sky,” and this one earns the name. 
 
The Scapa malt is famous for it’s natural honied character, and the blokes at Scapa don’t want anything to get in the way of that. So even thought they prefer the quality of American oak, they use first-fill casks so all that you taste is the malt and nothing else. And that special taste sparkles in the glass. This may sound odd, but this great northern Single malt tasted like Scotland itself. Like it should be. 
 
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islands
  • Distillery Scapa
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation First fill American oak casks
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Copper Gold.
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Warm honey and fresh cream with crisp apple and pecan. 
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Ripe pear and more honey with oaky citrus zest and a dash of ginger and vanilla. 
 
Finish 
Trailing, earthy oak and a light sweetness. 

Flavor Spiral
Honey, oak, smoky, apple, vanilla, pear, citrus zest, pecan, zesty.
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  • honey
  • zesty
  • oak
  • apple
  • smoky
  • pear
  • citrus zest
  • pecan
  • vanilla
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Weather in the Orkney's is no joke. Scapa claims the general wetness of the place leads to less spirit lost to the angel's, through evaporation. Three cheers for rainy days in Scotland!
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Weather in the Orkney's is no joke. Scapa claims the general wetness of the place leads to less spirit lost to the angel's, through evaporation. Three cheers for rainy days in Scotland!
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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