Scapa The Orcadian 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

This unpeated expression from Orkney, Scotland, is a single malt that has spent 16 years in first-fill American oak barrels from Tennessee & Kentucky. Light, fruity, and floral, it's a unique 80-proof whisky.
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Situated on The Mainland of Orkney, Scapa is a Scotch distillery with its roots going back to 1885 when it was founded by Macfarlane & Townsend. The distillery was acquired by Hiram Walker & Sons in the 1950s, which eventually became a part of Pernod Ricard, along with the Scapa distillery. The distillery faced uncertain times between 1994 and 2004 when it was finally decided that the building would be restored and whisky production would restart after a dry decade.

Today the Scapa distillery is one of the last remaining manually-operated distilleries, operated by a small crew and running 24 hours a day. Master Distiller Brian "The Captain" MacAulay oversees the production of their artisanal single malt whisky, channeling the rich distilling experience of his father and grandfather. They dry their malt without peat, ensuring that the sweet and tropical flavors of their spirit get to shine.

They get their water from the Orquil Springs and all the whisky gets distilled using a single pair of stills: they are particularly proud of the barrel-shaped Lomond wash-still ― the last remaining of its kind when it comes to whisky-making and a crucial part of the whisky's fruity profile. The maturation takes place in first-fill American oak casks that are brought in from Tennessee and Kentucky, prized for the vanilla notes they add to the spirit.

The Scapa 16-year-old was matured exclusively in first-fill American oak barrels that were carefully selected by the team at Scapa, then bottled at 80 proof. Light, floral, and delicate, it has a subtle balance of fruit, heather honey, and spice notes with just a hint of smoke ― it's an unpeated expression after all. This expression is getting rarer by the day.

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Proof 80 (40% ABV)
Distiller/Bottler Name Scapa Distillery
Size 750mL
The nose is sweet with light citrus notes and some floral undertones. The palate is equally delicate with a balance of heather honey and spice with some fruit, biscuits, and vanilla. Finishes oaky with gentle spice and a hint of smoke.
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