Scapa Skiren
Aged in 1st fill Bourbon (Jack Daniel’s)
Scapa, situated just south of Kirkwall on Orkney, was founded in 1855. It switched owners several times before settling down with Chivas Brothers in 2005. Before Chivas bought the distillery, it had been closed many times, and that is why there aren’t many Scapa editions on the market.
Scapa uses a very unique washbill, and is the only one to use that in Scotland : a gin washbill.
They mostly use first-fill ex-Jack Daniel’s casks for their own whiskies, which then gets re-used to mature a Scapa that can be found in Chivas blends, especially Ballantines 17yo.
Color : light golden.
Nose : pineapple, tropical fruits, pretty floral too. The nose is quite sweet.
Palate : clear with more fruit, this time rather from the orchard. It adds notes of oak and caramel.
Final : very short and “soft”, slightly warm.
Comments : nothing special about this expression except that it is not aggressive at all … maybe to initiate someone? Glad to have tasted it at the distillery, have a bottle just for the sake of it.
Scapa Skiren
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