Scapa Skiren

70cl / 40%
  • Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Scapa Skiren
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Scapa Skiren is a 2015 release from the Orkney distillery. Aged in first-fill American oak casks, this is creamy and sweet with notes of tropical fruit and heather.
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Country
Scotland
Region
Island
Cask Type
First-fill Bourbon
Colouring
Yes

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Vanilla Vanilla
  • Leaves Leaves
  • Apple Apple
  • Biscuits Biscuits
  • Cream Cream
  • Seashell Seashell

Scapa Skiren Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Billy A

    Nose: Classic Scapa apples – waxy green, toffee-covered and apple pie. With them comes a touch of sea spray, with both brine and a gently medicinal hint, some almost rye-whiskey-like spice and a hint of mint.

    Palate: Soft and sweet, with brown-sugar-dusted buttery shortbread, a core of dried and candied apple slices, ground spice, and an autumnal surround of damp forests.

    Finish: Apple skin, Ryvita and green leaves, with soft brown sugar.

    Comment: The apple-y notes are typically Scapa, but there's almost a hint of American-style-whisky spiciness – is there some new oak in the mix? It's easy drinking and a great entry point for the new Scapa range.

19 Customer Reviews

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  • 3
    12 days ago

    Certainly apple-y on the nose, I also picked up sea air. Bit of spice in the mouth, but I detected pineapple and mango and wildflower honey at the end. Not a long finish but a nice caramel/toffee aftertaste. Not overly complex, would make a nice, light lunchtime dram or difestif, I would say.

  • 5
    16 November

    Excellent

  • 5
    2 November

    Nice to see all the Whisky Connoisseurs who can't even spell it correctly. I think you'll find it's not Whiskey but Whisky.......

  • 5
    18 October

    One of the smoothest whiskeys I’ve ever tried. Goes down

  • 5
    18 October

    One of the smoothest whiskeys I’ve ever tried. Goes down exceedingly well with a little water

  • 5
    5 August

    Smooth, spicy and sweet - like drinking honey with attitude. Loved it!!

  • 4
    1 May

    Lightly salted honey, lingering spice with a hint of smoke. Leaves a clean, full taste in the mouth. A worthy successor to Scapa 16-year old.

  • 5
    27 February

    A gift from my wife - just he most delicious whiskey I have ever tasted

  • 5
    16 January

    Gift from the Gods. Smooth, spicy touch, rich mouthful taste.

  • 3
    12 January

    Pleasant nose. Initial taste is probably too subtle for most palates with a better biscuity, spicy finish.

  • 5
    2 January

    A very smooth light whisky. Very enjoyable and great to share

  • 5
    25 December 2016

    A gift from friends and a lovely gift too. A great tasting dram, smooth and tasty.

  • 3
    9 November 2016

    Smooth, not much better than auchentoshen

  • 5
    16 September 2016

    Beautifully smooth

  • 5
    25 July 2016

    A very smooth easy drinking dram.

  • 4
    24 June 2016

    drink chilled on warm summer evenings around the fire. Perfect smooth character and fruits.

  • 2
    13 June 2016

    Disappointing this one, not half as good as their 16 yr old was. I will come back to Skiren later,,,,.

  • 5
    15 April 2016

    Great my favourite in my collection!

  • 5
    16 March 2016

    Great