honey
oak
smoky
apple
vanilla
pear
citrus zest
pecan
zesty
Spiral Scapa Skiren

Scapa

Skiren

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Copper Gold 
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Warm honey and fresh cream with crisp apple and pecan 
 
Flavour / 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 
Flavour Spiral
honey, oak, smoky, apple, vanilla, pear, citrus zest, pecan, zesty
Price:
$91.99
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. 
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
    Island
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
    Scapa
  • Bottler
    Scapa

Scapa

Skiren

(0.75l, 40%)


7.9/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Scapa Skiren
anonymous
One of my personal favorites. Surprisingly fresh with a wide complexity in taste. Unlike any other single malt, a must-have-drunk for every whisky lover.
anonymous
Great taste soft
Nicholas
Delish!! Goes down like a treat
anonymous
"Skapa is famous for their core 16YO dram." It's SCapa and I think they have stopped doing a 16 year old. NAS is a problem
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