Scapa ‘Glansa’, Single Malt Scotch Whisky

$124.95 inc GST

700 ml, 40% abv, Scotland (Island)

This smoky expression from the Scapa Distillery was initially aged in first-fill American oak casks.  While the barley used for Glansa’s spirit is unpeated, it has been finished in casks that used to hold peaty whisky, giving Glansa a subtle smokiness.

The name stems from the Old Norse for ‘shining storm-laden skies’

“a gentle introduction to the world of peated whisky”…”92/100. Just a really, really lovely drinkable dram” (

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The nose is sweet and soft, with caramel and vanilla combining with tropical fruit notes, and just a suggestion of smokiness. The palate opens with subtle, balanced sweetness, and a touch more fruit, but the smoke soon joins in, and toasty, bonfire notes continue to the finish.
“Glansa is a typical Scapa offering: fresh and fruity, with plenty of complexity and more than a hint of the sea. But for a whisky that’s usually unpeated, the extra finish in peated casks is an interesting touch. Don’t expect Islay levels of peat here, that’s simply not the point of this dram. Instead, the subtle smoke complements the Scapa distillery character wonderfully well, enriching the whisky without ever overpowering it. Scapa Glansa is a remarkably pleasant dram that’s dangerously easy to drink” (