I've already reviewed Scapa 1993 bottled by Gordon & MacPhail, but in 2005, whilst this has an extra ageing of two years, and a higher ABV: from 40 to 45%. Even the bottle is different.
Enjoyed this one back in Nov 2016 at Domo bar, Eurobuilding Hotel, Madrid, over a nice and long conversation with my old man. Old-fashioned glass, first neat then with some ice.
Once again this scotch proves to be the palest I've seen in my life, very dim straw-colored, clean and bright. Aroma is even more complex than the version bottled two years earlier: there's peat, licorice, white flowers, cough drop, sweet lemon... A little water brings dried apricots and beeswax.
Mouthfeel is deep (that extra ABV shows here), medium-bodied, displaying a superb crispness that balances the alcohol perfectly. Finish is, again, balanced, with very nice tannins yielding a long-lasting persistence. Great whisky.