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 (0.7l, 40%)
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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
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Scapa sits on a stretch of ocean called the Scapa Flow, famous as the final resting place of the German naval fleet scuppered at the conclusion of World War I. One hopes they were offered a consolation drink at the shore.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Scapa sits on a stretch of ocean called the Scapa Flow, famous as the final resting place of the German naval fleet scuppered at the conclusion of World War I. One hopes they were offered a consolation drink at the shore.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
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