Archive SCAPA 30 ans 1988 G&M

SCAPA 30 ans 1988 G&M 53,8%

Single Malt Whisky, Scotland / Highlands-orkney, 70cl, Ref: 55791

This 30 year old Scapa, distilled in 1988 and aged in second fill bourbon casks, was bottled by Gordon & MacPhail in the Connoisseur Choice Upper range, at its natural cask strength of 53.8% ABV. This single malt concentrates exotic (lychee, citrus) and spicy notes (peppermint, cinnamon).

Profile: Exotic, spicy. Litchi, citrus, vanilla bourbon, peppermint, cinnamon.

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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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This independent bottler is without a doubt one of the most highly acclaimed in Scotland. It stands out, not for its age (though it is the oldest independent bottler in Scotland), but for its complete mastery of cask ageing. Gordon & MacPhail is the only bottler to have its own casks - carefully chosen for the purpose - filled by the distilleries themselves, instead of simply buying the ones suggested to them by the latter. This allows it to determine, in advance and with great precision, exactly how many years a whisky will need to reach ideal maturation.

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De toutes les gammes de négoce existantes, celle de Connoisseurs Choice est sans doute la plus ancienne. Revue et modfiée plusieurs fois depuis sa création, cette gamme sait préserver toute sa qualité et son essence. Les single malts de Connoisseurs Choice invitent les amateurs à découvrir des expressions singulières des plus belles distilleries d'Ecosses, à travers différents degrés, affinages, années, et profils. Connoisseurs Choice Upper célèbre le cinquantième anniversaire de la gamme avec de sublimes expressions sélectionnées avec soin.
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Myles C. the 19/02/2019

5/5

Excellent sought after product!

Evers B. the 15/02/2019

5/5

One of the oldest Scapa there is, good taste and money more then worth.

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