Address : Scapa Distillery, St Ola, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1SE
Telephone No : 01856 872071
Web Site : www.ScapaMalt.com
Visitors Centre : No - Phone about visits
The Scapa Distillery was established in 1885 by a Glasgow based company called MacFarlane & Townsend. The distillery has passed through Many hands over the years and has been closed and opened a few times. In 2004 the Scapa Distillery was comprehensively upgraded and is now owned by Chivas Brothers Ltd. This distillery produces some single malts but by far the most of its whisky goes into blends such as Ballantine's.
Scapa 16 Year Old 40%
Nose: 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.
Palate: 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.
Finish: Long and developing with notes of dry oak and a gentle, weaving smoke.
Ballantines Finest 40%
Nose: Expressive, crisp barley sugars. Touch of wood smoke, toffee.
Palate: Rich and sweet. Barley and caramel, very gentle peat.
Finish: Soft and sweet, fudge.
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