Scapa can seem a delicate whisky, but it is full of flavours, and deserves its growing following.
12 Years Old
Islands (Non Islay)
Standard (Distillery or blended)
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.
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.
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