This is a classic 12 Year Old Speyside, which has spent most of its life ageing in Bourbon casks. This bottling has spent 6 months in new oak from specially reconditioned barrels. The new oak lends colour and flavours of oak and vanilla to give a smooth and rounded dram typical from its region of production. The rich gold colour of this Speyside malt whisky promises much. Pear drops and green apples characterise the initial impact of this whisky. Vanilla follows together with hints of nuts and raisins. This whisky has a long finish, which is fresh and clean. A great whisky for any time of the day.
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.