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Scapa Glansa

(70cl, 40%)

Scapa Glansa

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Scapa Glansa Bottling Note

American oak cask matured Scapa single malt Scotch whisky finished in casks that previously held smoky, peated whisky! Scapa describe Glansa as a gentle introduction to the world of peated whisky.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Producer's Tasting Note:
Nose: Fruity sweet notes of soft peach, pineapple, vanilla intermingled with subtle bonfire smoke.
Palate: Peach and ripe flavours and creamy caramel toffee and vanilla balanced perfectly with soft smoke.
Finish: Very long with a markedly smoky finish.

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Scapa Glansa Reviews


Absolutely amazing

15th August 2020

one of my go tos

Fresh and clear. Among my favourites, but slightly overpriced. I enjoyed the visit at the distillery.

23rd April 2020

A Great Scotch

A Great Scotch

3rd September 2019

Watery and lacking a decent body. Disappointing.

I used to really enjoy this malt but either my palates changes or Scapa has altered something in the latest batches. The last two bottles I've had have been very watery, with no body at all. There's far better malts out there for the price. Poor.

18th May 2019

Nice finish. Dessert.

Soft smoke, candy, sweet on the finish, mildly smoky.

30th November 2018

Not bad and special.

I am not quiet sure what tout say about this whisky. It is actually very sweet with a delicate smocky finish, but the taste is a bit watery and the flavour not strong enough. Considering the price, you have better than this.

4th November 2018

Radio 2 whisky

The 'radio 2' of whisky, nothing wrong with it and nothing special either. Quite enjoyable in fact.

To be honest I struggle to detect any smoke or peat, however it has a very pleasant balance and is well made. Price is fair, this is much better than (for instance) Highland Park 12, but obviously cannot match HP 18 which sells at 2.5 x the price. Shame Scapa is 16 no long made.

Packaging is excellent - would make a thoroughly decent present for someone just starting into Whisky.

22nd February 2018

A superior young, clean peaty one

We bought a bottle Glansa at the distillery at Scapa Flow last week vacation on the Orkneys, took it home to the Netherlands - a land of sea, peat and smoke too - and I absolutely love the Glansa for it's subtility. However.. we like the more outspoken taste of peat, smook and seaweed from Laphroigh even so, or a little better. If there are fellow-tastes from Scapa, we are much interested!

17th October 2017

The Orkney one

Had a batch 1 at Christmas friend and I found it to be a smooth and tasty and left us craving more recommend drink my number 2 drink still can't beat Highland park 18

21st September 2017

The best balanced malt I have tasted. Gentle smoke, sweet and fruity.

I'm not usually a fan of smokey whiskies as usually the smoke is all you get and not much else. This is the first peat influenced whisky I have tried that I love! Very well balanced between the gently smoke influence and sweet, fruity flavours. When most Islay malts are like being in a bonfire, this Orcadian dram is like someone smoking a cigar in the room next door. Will definitely stock up!

11th January 2017


Not bad by any means and I quite happily drank the whole bottle but I found this one to be entirely underwhelming.

I think that there is far better out there in the same price bracket and feel it is pretty overpriced.

26th December 2016

Delicious new offering from Scapa

I love that Scapa's branching out and putting this new offering out on the market! It's deeply true to the characteristic malt profile of the distillery - fruity (peach, pear, pineapple especially), lightly honeyed, medium bodied with a sweet vanilla presence. The addition of light whiff of smoke into the mix through the secondary cask finish is a smart move, and it gives just the right dose of smoke...too much and the delicacy of the classic Scapa style would be lost, but this is lovely. I'm hopeful both that...1. They'll start selling this in the US soon, and 2. That it's just the beginning of delicious, new offerings from a great, often overlooked distillery!

14th October 2016

Some random person

Nice clean flavour, the smokey hints are very subtle and come late in the aftertaste. Not quite on par with the 16 year old, but not much is IMO. A nice smooth dram with a bit character. A good choice for newcomers.

5th October 2016

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