12 Years Old

ABV 43%
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Brand: Scapa
Expression: 12 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islands (Non Islay)
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 5
Tasting notes
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: An essay in elegance with a delicate honey note attached to the malt and heather. The smokelessness and resulting lack of weight easily distinguishes it from a Highland Park, despite the honey-heather.
Palate: Immediately malty and rich with a delicious spicy tingling of old oak. The honey holds the middle and interplays with the drier oak notes and juicier malt. Wonderfully complex.
Finish: Cocoa-rich notes and biscuity maltiness makes for a quite weighty finale, and some curious smoke even wafts in from somewhere.
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Soft. Hay, with a hint of oily chocolate and vanilla. Warm.
Palate: Smooth. Chocolate, vanilla, nuts. Very lively and appetising.
Finish: Late salt and pepper, with a hint of rooty peat.
Comment: Scapa can seem a delicate whisky, but it is full of flavours, and deserves its growing following.
Visit the distillery
Scapa Distillery, St. Ola, Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland
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