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700 ml, 40.0% abv, Scotland (Island)Crafted by five dedicated artisans at the manually operated Scapa distillery, Scapa Skiren’s smooth taste embodies the unexpected contrasts of the Orkney Islands, setting it apart from traditional Island Malts. A unique barrel-shaped Lomond wash still, the only remaining working Lomond in the Scotch whisky industry, is used for distillation, resulting in a richer and fruiter honeyed spirit. Exclusive maturation in First Fill American Oak casks gives Scapa Skiren a smooth creamy sweetness with a hint of tropical, citrus fruit and coastal heather, uncommon for an Island Single Malt but distinctly Scapa at its core. Scapa Skiren gets its name from the Old Norse for glittering bright skies and lights up the senses with its delicate scented floral flavours as well as fresh pear, sweet and fruity pineapple notes on the nose. The smooth and sweet taste of ripe honeydew melon slices as well as bursts of fruity pear contrast with the tantalizing taste of sweet sherbet on the palate. The end result is a long refreshing sweetness.
"Gold Medal Winner"
Whisky Distillery / Brand, Scapa, Region, Scotland, Island, Scapa, Age, No Age Statement, Price, $100 to $150
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" (timeforwhisky.com)
Whisky Distillery / Brand, Scapa, Gordon & MacPhail Bottlings, Region, Scotland, Island, Scapa, Age, Aged 11 to 17 Years, Price, $100 to $150
700 ml, 43.0% abv, Scotland (Island)Bottled by Gordon and Macphail, this malt was matured in a first fill bourbon cask. Flavours of vanilla, honey, biscuits and some mild spice dominate this subtle and smooth whisky.
"Light and balanced Island malt"Current stock was bottled in 2017.
Whisky Distillery / Brand, Scapa, Region, Scotland, Island, Scapa, Age, Aged 11 to 17 Years, Price, $100 to $150