SCAPA 16 YEAR OLD
Single Malt, Scotland / Highlands-orkney, 70cl, Ref: 15067
This very first batch from the Chivas period (after being bought in 2005 by Pernod Ricard) replaces the former 14 year old. A blend of first-fill bourbon casks, it breathes new life into this legendary and unpeated island single malt, from the Speyside so
The legendary Scapa distillery is located on the edge of Scapa Flow, one of the largest natural ports in the world. One of Scotland’s most historic stretches of water - Scapa Flow is located in the Orkney Isles archipelago, off the north coast of Scotland
AwardsSilver Medal, Outstanding, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013
- Appearance : old gold.
- Nose : soft, almost velvety, it opens with notes of clementine and Orkney heather honey, then continuing with mirabelle plum, malt and a delicate vegetal and marine breeze.
- Palate : very soft, rich and balanced, it is marked by sweet ginger and stewed apples. Generous, it also brings a patisserie feel with vanilla and custard, candied pineapple and confiture de lait. The American oak finally expresses notes of varnish and coconut.
- Overall : long and very dry, a real island single malt with salty and lightly iodine notes characteristic of the Scapa style, and a hint of cocoa powder. The influence of the fresh first-fill bourbon cask is also more marked with a dryness characteristic of America
- The brand
Although the spring water it uses is highly peated, Scapa produces a single malt that is not very peaty - in fact, almost not peaty at all. The distillery uses a Lomond-style wash still in its own original fashion, enabling it to produce an oily and unctuous spirit. Lighter than its neighbour Highland Park, the single malt produced by the Scapa distillery is always a close reflection of the grain, expressing fruity notes (pear), hints of marine (salt) on the palate and a chocolatey finish. Its single malt is mainly used for the blends of the Ballantine’s family. Find out more
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