Paid: $60 for 750ml
Distilled/Owned by: Scapa / Gordon and Macphail
Region: Island (Orkney)
Aged For: 10-Years
Mashbill: 100% malted barley
Cask Type: First-Fill Bourbon casks
Chill Filtered: No
Color Added: No
Color: White wine
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn
Nose: Light fruit, apples, vanilla, salt, oak, lime, and toast
Feel: Medium, on the oily side
Taste: Lots of creamy vanilla, oak, honey, kiwi, beeswax, and custard
Finish: Shorter to medium, medium warmth. Light pepper, oak, vanilla, milk chocolate, butter, maybe even a touch of smoke.
Thoughts: I have been wanting to try a Scapa for awhile, but I missed the boat on the 16, and I have yet to hear anything good about Skiren so I jumped to try this at a decent price. It’s a solid bourbon aged scotch and a great warm weather sipper.
Score: 82 out of 100