The Schtick: Scapa Skiren is a 2015 release from the Orkney distillery. Aged in first-fill American oak casks…” -The Whiskey Exchange. So we have a NAS, ex-bourbon scotch from Scapa. Dont see a lot of product from them, and I definitely miss the 16, so lets see how this fares.
ABV: 40% ABV
Nose: Musty and sweet. Fresh grains, honey, vanilla, light sulfur, nice tobacco note. On the lighter side, no big fruit components.
Taste: Thin, some heat. Young, malty, musty. Vanilla, caramel, honey. Some pepper. Unremarkable, and very young tasting.
Finish: Apples, pears, honey, light musty grains. Short, no heat.
Overall: Really unremarkable showing from Scapa here. What happened to the 12 and 16? The good stuff?! Where is it? This isn’t it, and Scapa needs to get their shit together. I know they can do better than this.
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