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Scapa 1993 (bottled 2007)

Scapa 1993 (bottled in 2007 by Gordon & MacPhail)

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@huinemanReview by @huineman

28th Dec 2020


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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.

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huineman commented

Region is Highland (as you can clearly see in the photo), but Connosr won't allow it and display Island instead.

about one year ago 0

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