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Scapa 16 Year Old

(70cl, 40.0%)
$78.72
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Scapa 16 Bottling Note

This 16 year old from Orkney's Scapa was relaunched in 2008.
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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

The nose is quite thick and rich with notes of honeycomb and toffee. There are some notes of dried peels and notes of marmalade with a malty texture. The palate is full-bodied with a silken delivery. Notes of heather roots and cut grasses, honeyed oak notes with winter spices; cinnamon and cloves. There are some acacia honey notes. The finish is long and developing with notes of dry oak and a gentle, weaving smoke.

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    User Reviews of the Scapa 16 Year Old

    A great drink

    I bought a bottle of this after a trip to the Orkney Islands and I cannot fault it at all. So smooth with a lovely aftertaste and a great addition to any whiskey collection. My everyday whiskey is the HP 12 yr, however this is nicer, and worth the extra £15-20.

    11th October 2014

    Great Whisky for a first timer

    For someone trying to acquire the taste this is a great start, smooth and not overwhelming. For the experienced it is great late in the evening, or early in the evening for that matter. My "go to" beverage.

    14th August 2014

    top of my list so far

    very nice whisky, the notes spot on for me. Would certainly buy another, although would be interesting to see how their 14 yr bottle tastes like in comparison.

    5th June 2014

    A lovely whisky

    I'm normally a Highland Park fan, however, I thought I'd give this a go. I have to say I'm very impressed, lovely aroma, very smooth with a sweet taste and a nice finish. Although it is around £15 a bottle more than the HP 12yr it is very different and a worthy addition to my cabinet. Also, introduced a non whisky drinker to this and they were impressed with it!

    28th May 2014

    wish It was unchill filtered and no colouring added...

    I find it dry, crisp, a bit like oban but smoother, its delicious!

    13th May 2014

    Dr Jr Browner Downer

    My expectations where really high on this one, the first time I drank I didn't dislike it, the second time, it was getting better, the third time, wow such smooth very malty, the fourth time I was with some friends there were some ladies, and you know you can't give them any berreta. All in all, a normalized scotch with childish after notes, just for the standard guy like you and me.

    6th May 2014

    VERY smooth

    If you're not in the mood for an Ardbeg or a Lagavulin, this dram is perfect. This is the smoothest single malt I have had. Don't add any water. Either drinking out of a cold fridge or add stones. It reminds me a lot of Oban 14, the culprit that got me hooked on single malts 4-5 years ago. It's smoother than Oban 14. Be careful with this dram, I have yet to be content with just one in a sitting.

    2nd May 2014

    Scapa 16 Year Old Whisky frrom Orkney

    A fantastic dram which is absolutely tremendous, once tasted the main concern is to purchase another; a true legend, I have yet to taste a better dram. Well done Scapa......Full marks.

    4th April 2014

    Scapa 16 Year old from Orkney

    one of the best drams I have ever tasted, absolutely tremendous, once tasted the main concern is to make sure that you purchase another for the best interest of enjoyment; I have yet to taste a better dram. Well done Scapa a true legend.

    4th April 2014

    Perfect is not a Word, Its Whisky

    I find it hard to understand some of the negative feedback on Scapa. I was recommended it by a family member. Soon as I raised the Golden liquid to my nose, my senses filled with joy. Upon tasting my mouth exploded with happiness, I knew then I had found the perfect Whisky...... This isn't smokey (there is only the slight hint) and peat has been no where near this. Its fruity, Spicy and has a lasting enjoyable flavor.

    28th January 2014

    Don't bother

    I loved the G & P Scapa with a passion, so was very disappointed to discover that this is just a standard whisky, and certainly not worth the extra £20 on the above-mentioned, superior version. What a shame. They're obviously more concerned with their posh, modern marketing and the fact that they're in Orkney.

    15th December 2013

    Apple Cider?

    No one seemed to notice an intense nose of apple cider. A delicious dram (PS I like all styles of scotch!

    6th September 2013

    Love it

    Great stuff underrated, better than highland park 12 and as good as the 15 and similar price. Worth a try. Also great with smoked salmon.

    13th July 2013

    Great smooth, and top dram

    One of my personal top five drams, flavours really stand out on this great drinking whisky don't add water and try to avoid ice (chill trek whisky tastes great) Must get more but on to the 14 year old now which is also very good indeed.

    13th July 2013

    smooth and tender

    i'm used to drink harder, i'm a fan of smoked & tough, hard boiled flavour, Caol Ìle cask strength u know... but sometimes i like to change, and scapa is a great escape. luv from italia

    4th June 2013

    Gone in 60 seconds

    I have to admit, the box looks great. The nose is sweet and mellow - like the Jura 10yo. The palate is spicy, rich, again sweet and mellow with a strong hint of oak. The finish is dry, warm and full with oak. I have to mention that I usually really appreciate a dry, warm, oak and gently smoked finish. On the other hand the Scapa 16yo can't fulfill my 55 euro Single Malt expectations. To me this is more like a daily dram...

    5th December 2012

    Dr William Makin

    Being an eccentic I always drink whisky with food. Scapa is uniquely well suited to this experience because of her deeply penetrating taste but smooth somewhat non-scottish savour. For Sundays only perhaps. Bu what can these distillers buy more precious than the wares the sell?

    28th June 2012

    Not worth the layout

    Having enjoyed the 14 year old, I wondered if the 16 year old would live upto expectations. This is indeed a decent dram, but in the reviewers humble opinion is not worth the layout.

    24th May 2012

    Mr.Peter Forshaw

    My son takes me to fish the river Findhorn each year ( lucky me ) and Scapa 16 is our truly special and celebratory 'end-of-day' dram. No fish? Who cares? It's worth going just for the Scapa.

    19th January 2012

    Wonderful Apéritif

    I enjoy this expression before dinner with some aged cheese, salami slices, and water crckers. No water needed! I give it an 89/100 as is. Higher ABV would bump it up a few points. Excellent dram!

    6th June 2011

    Stunning Whisky

    Fabulous unique whisky. Smooth and delicious.

    6th November 2010

    Great stuff!

    DO NOT ADD WATER! Then it will be a great whisky for ralaxing evening sipping. The closest comparison to this noble dram is Oban 14yo.

    22nd July 2010

    Scapa 16

    What a disappointment. I wanted to enjoy this and initially the nose and flavour were as advertised - sweet, honeyish and a bit of spice in the finish. However, add a spot of water and the whole experience is spoiled with a rather bitter taste. It's only 40% so I suppose it's easy enough to drink neat but I'll be saving £30 and drinking Highland Park 12yo!

    10th April 2010

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