Scapa 16 Years 70cl 40% vol. It is a single Scottish malt made on the island of Orkney, north of Scotland. Most of the whiskey in the distillery ends in the famous Scottish blended Ballantine's, aromas of toffee and honey in honeycomb mixed with citrus peels with a malted texture. Scapa 16 years has a powerful body but a delicate step, highlighting the oak, honey, cinnamon and cloves.
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Scapa 16 Years 70cl 40% vol. It is a single Scottish malt made on the island of Orkney, north of Scotland. Most of the whiskey produced by the distillery ends at the famous Scottish blended Ballantine's. The whiskey has toffee and honey aromas in honeycomb mixed with citrus peels with a malted texture. Scapa 16 years has a powerful body but a delicate step, highlighting the notes of oak, honey, cinnamon and cloves.
The Scapa distillery is located in the north of Scotland, in fact, it is the second most northern distillery in Scotland, just a few kilometers from Highland Park. The distillery is located in the bay of Scapa, a historic place for the United Kingdom Navy, as it was a key point during the First and Second World War for Allied ships.
Scapa was born in 1885 at the hands of Macfarlane & Townsend, during the 50s the company changed ownership in favor of Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd (part of Pernord Ricard), period in which he received a wash and some distillery modules were rebuilt.
From 1994 to 2004 the company suffered several periods of inactivity until in 2004 it finally closed its doors. During this period the most common and commercially available version was Scapa 12 Years, a whiskey that stood out from the rest of the Islands for its contrast between its heather and honey notes and the salt notes.
In November 2004 the distillery restored the production of whiskey, due to periods of inactivity, introducing 14 years Scapa, a different whiskey but maintaining the character of the distillery.
Again in November but this time in 2009, the distillery decides to relaunch its whiskey, with two years of aging in American barrels of ex-bourbon of first extra use, this time as a 16 year old. At the end of 2015 this expression of Scapa was finalized and replaced by other versions of the company.
The Scapa distillery is known among the Islands whiskeys for its powerful body, notes of heather and honey combined with salt notes and its low level of peat. This softness and difference in smoky and peaty notes is due to the distillery using water flowing over peat, but to take it to the distillery, they use a series of ducts to avoid excessive water contact with the peat. The malt does not dry with peat, therefore the only notes of peat come from the waters that are taken to the facilities.
Style: Single Malt.
Aging: Matured in sherry casks.
Nose: Light nose, with grape notes, citrus peel and honey.
Mouth: Fruit, toffee, oak and pepper.
Finish: Medium spicy oak finish.
Launched in 2009 and discontinued at the end of 2015, this expression of this small distillery is increasingly difficult to find, a sixteen-year-old whiskey made on an island north of Scotland and washed by the Atlantic and the North Sea, a strategic place for the English Royal Navy.