Chieftain's

Scapa

1985, Aged 16 Years

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 23
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Specifications
Brand: Scapa, Ian Macleod, Chieftain's
Expression: 1985, Aged 16 Years
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 16 years old
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islands (Non Islay)
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Ian Macleod
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Sherry wood indeed. Slightly winey. Stewed quinces with cinnamon. Buttered apples. Beeswax.
Palate: Thick mouthfeel. Malty flavours break through oak. Spices emerging.
Finish: Strong. Liquoriced and spicy. Black pepper.
Comment: Rich and generous. Again, overwhelming distillery character.
8.0
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Fat, sherried aromas: walnut/pecan, date, treacle toffee, leather with oily/honeyed notes behind.
Palate: Thick, sweet and very juicy. Ripe and full with dry nuttiness around it. Robust and a bit slick.
Finish: Soft.
Comment: A northern monster in which Scapa's lusciousness is left as texture with the sherry having a greater impact.
7.5
Visit the distillery
Scapa Distillery, St. Ola, Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland
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