Scapa is the second most Northern distillery is Scotland, located on the Orkney Islands, near the town of Kirkwall, half a mile south from the Highland Park distillery. It was established in 1885, and now it is currently owned by Pernod Richard.
Gordon & MacPhail are one of the biggest and oldest independent bottlers in Scotland, and have been a family run business since 1895. They source the best barrels on the market to age the spirit from various distilleries, and all of their offerings are of tremendous quality, never chill-filtered and no caramel color added. They are also owners of the Benromach distillery – the smallest distillery in Speyside, but one that is famous for producing one of the best artisan single malt Scotch whiskys.
This expression of Scapa 10yr was aged for at least 10 years in first-fill ex-bourbon barrels, and bottled at 43% alc/vol.
NOSE: Delicate, floral, butterscotch, honey, green apples, sweet vanilla, white grapes.
PALATE: Thick, creamy, grapefruit, spice, milk chocolate, cocoa powder.
FINISH: Medium to short, soft, chalky, citrus.
Final note: our new favorite!