Scapa is an artisanal single malt forged by the extreme elements of Orkney. Tempests rage and rain fills their lochs and flows everywhere. Water from the Orquil Springs is used for the mashing and the rugged climate means less spirit is lost to evaporation, the legendary Angel’s Share which normally claims 2% of every batch. Scapa is crafted by a small team of 5 dedicated artisans and a Master Distiller, using traditional methods perfected over generations. This is one of the last remaining manually operated distilleries, that is manned 24 hours a day.
The team at Scapa Distillery call Skiren the honeyed tropical one because of its smooth, creamy sweetness with a hint of tropical fruit, citrus and coastal heather. It is exclusively matured in first-fill American Oak Casks, selected by Scapa artisans.
The aromas include delicate scented floral notes with a hint of fresh pear. There are also sweet and fruity pineapple notes with a citrus tang. The taste is smooth and sweet, with ripe honeydew melon slices, bursts of fruity pear and lemon sherbet. The finish is long, refreshing, shimmering sweetness.