A northern monster in which Scapa's lusciousness is left as texture with the sherry having a greater impact.
1985, Aged 16 Years
Islands (Non Islay)
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.
Comment: A northern monster in which Scapa's lusciousness is left as texture with the sherry having a greater impact.
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.
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