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Scapa 16 Year Old

Taste Of The Sea

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@AlanjpReview by @Alanjp

28th Jul 2012

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As a regular visitor to Whisky Live festivals, you wouldn’t be surprised to know that this whisky was sampled at this years show, and it prompted me to buy a bottle to enjoy in my own time! Scapa is The Orcadian, product of the Orkney Islands, with a colour of light, golden yellow.

On the nose there is the hint of sea air, with a saltiness running through it. It’s light though, and has almost a medicinal tinge to it. To taste, the salty sea air is there but its not a heavy taste, it doesn’t put you off the dram at all. I also managed to get a soft smell of bananas, and those savoury snacks you seem to only ever see around Christmas.

It’s a tangy finish, lingering with that “day at the seaside” feel. To me, it’s a great little whisky, one that stood out on the day of sampling and still leaves me with a smile on my face after tasting. Easy to drink, and very enjoyable.

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3 comments

@FMichael
FMichael commented

For a lighter flavoured whisky - the Scapa 16 yr is tough to beat...It's been one of my favorite drams so far this unusually hot summer...My only knock against this whisky is the price ($75 in the greater metro Milwaukee area) - however I purchased a few for $64 a piece (price including shipping).

7 years ago 0

@Alanjp
Alanjp commented

Thanks for the comments, i have to agree with you on the price too as when i did purchase it I was taken aback by the rather hefty cost (paid just over £50 for it).

6 years ago 0

Rigmorole commented

This whisky is $90 in Oregon

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