The initially controversial 16yo official expression of Scapa is now winning people round with a jump in quality after a few wobbly years following the rapid transition from the much-loved 12yo via the short-lived 14yo. Orkney's less shouted about (but still lovely in its own way) malt whisky has found its feet. World Whiskies Awards 2012 - Best Island 13 to 20 years
One of my favourites! and the best price I've found!
- George, 23rd June
I normally only buy Speyside single malts, but on a whim decided to try this and so glad I did! For my tastes the Scapa is the nicest whiskey I've had. Deliciously warming and smooth straight up...but let a couple of large ice cubes melt for 5 mins & it develops a honey sweetness that is a Speyside lovers dream!
Well worth it at the present reduced price as well.
- Adam, 23rd June
I am a fan of this slightly off the beaten track whisky. Fairly subtle flavours to enjoy on a relaxed evening.
- Alex, 22nd June
You do read a lot of tosh! This is a great, balanced malt which I'm keen does not get better known. Heather, honey and finesse, not a slug of peat to complicate things. If you prefer heavily peated malts, there are plenty about. This one is about balance, and very much to my palate. Great stuff.
- anonymous, 7th February
Definitely my favourite single malt, I tried it in a Heathrow airport test in 94 and since then my beloved one.
- anonymous, 21st January
A lovely easy drinking whisky. Ideal for those who find peat, smoke and a burning throat things to avoid. I would call it a beginners whisky, but for me - the best.
- small man, 13th Nov '13
A great whisky that goes very well with fish or fish soup - just in case you intend to compose a whisky menu like my wife and me did recently.
- Eugen, 28th Jul '13
Nice smooth whisky. No burning in the mouth nor the throat. Just a lovely warmth in the belly. A hint of smoke mind you it's just a hint . Altogether this whisky is one of the better offerings. Quite complex and needs a patience to appreciate it fully. It's braw so it is. Try it You will enjoy it......
- CRC aka BigFatJock, 11th Nov '12
Nice single malt although it seems to be lacking something. Its as if its been
diluted with water. Still, its all about individual preferences....
- steph mcginley, 23rd Jul '12
A superb dram....one of the best.
- anonymous, 22nd Feb '12
My firm favourite, I love a nip of this whisky by the side of a good Scottish heavy beer.
- anonymous, 23rd Dec '11
A grassier version of macallan that takes no water at all. Not bad but if you're on a budget i would pass this one as there are much better malt moments at less cost.
- anonymous, 13th Aug '11
Heather and honey - the true taste of Orkney everytime! Terrific value for money and a winner with guests.
- DaveW, 22nd Jan '11
Beautiful bottle! Sadly, I think less of the contents. A faint whiff of butterscotch on the nose quickly faded into linseed oil and old varnish. A few drops of Caol Ila greatly improve the taste of this whiskey. I don?t generally prefer peated whiskey; this bottle just needs a bit more depth to suite my palate. Mine seems to be the contrarian opinion, but this is one purchase I shall not repeat.
- Doc N, 8th Dec '10
I usually prefer the peated Islay malts, but I have to give this one full marks for refinement and elegance.
- Tudval, 21st Feb '10
The delightful heather-honeyness of this single malt is exceptional. The rarity and purity of this malt - forget the well publicised/advertised commercials of others - fully justifies its price and claims. In turn these compel one to sip a little more carefully and to savour the subtle bled for longer. The experience is that much more appreciated and worthwhile...
- Ben S, 17th Jan '10
- KJ, 21st Nov '09
Excellent single malt. No peatyness, but very flavorfull. Heatherlike tones in the beginning and finishes with a light black pepper taste. Highly recommend.
- Sam73, 12th Jun '09
Perfectly balanced whisky. I little bit more edgy than the 14 year. That said in a positive way. Well worth every penny.
- Ribne, 14th Feb '09
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