Batch No.: N/A
Bottle Size: 3cl
Price: £60 (70cl)
Taste: Medium body, grass, coastal, oak, spice
Finish: Short, coastal, dry
Scapa is the lesser known distillery from Orkney, Highland Park obviously being the better known one.
The nose is quite light with a metallic edge to it making it crisp and clean. There are some light toffee notes in there too which help to give a bit more depth to it.
The palate has a medium body, it starts as a light grassy whisky with some slightly coastal/salty notes but then, similar to the nose, deepens a little, this time with some oak and spice. It is quite refreshing as it picks up with the coastal notes again on the finish, although the oakyness does give it a dry finish.
Overall a pleasant dram, definitely a summer dram with its coastal notes.