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Scapa The Orcadian Skiren

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  • Distiller:

    Scapa

  • Bottler:

    Scapa

  • ABV:

    40%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 81
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: It’s really fine, and stands the lower strength. I quite like this feeling of salted pastry.
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  • Raided Score: 80
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The palate gives a flavor of chocolate, before settling into very malty territory, with some bitter oak an cloves. Perfectly fine, accessible malt whiskey.
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  • Raided Score: 80
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: More peaches on the palate, with tinned pear and a little honey. Tingling spices in the drying finish, which soon becomes quite bitter – detracting from the overall balance.
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  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The taste is rich, buttery, and fruity with notes of peaches, pears, subtle spice, and hints of vanilla and lemon zest. The finish is long, fruity, and light.
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  • Raided Score: 77
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Really unremarkable showing from Scapa here. What happened to the 12 and 16? The good stuff?! Where is it? This isn't it, and Scapa needs to get their shit together. I know they can do better than this.
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  • Intro:

    Scapa Skiren is a 2015 release from the Orkney distillery. Aged in first-fill American oak casks..." -The Whiskey Exchange. So we have a NAS, ex-bourbon scotch from Scapa. Dont see a lot of product from them, and I definitely miss the 16, so lets see how this fares.

  • Nose:

    Musty and sweet. Fresh grains, honey, vanilla, light sulfur, nice tobacco note. On the lighter side, no big fruit components.

  • Taste:

    Thin, some heat. Young, malty, musty. Vanilla, caramel, honey. Some pepper. Unremarkable, and very young tasting.

  • Finish:

    Apples, pears, honey, light musty grains. Short, no heat.

  • Overall:

    Really unremarkable showing from Scapa here. What happened to the 12 and 16? The good stuff?! Where is it? This isn't it, and Scapa needs to get their shit together. I know they can do better than this.

  • Score:

    4

  • By t8ke
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