Thanks Chieftan and all others, I am def. going to try your tip about keeping the first sip in my mouth as you describe - sure will take some dissipline though!
The other good advice i have received on my posting was to get the right tasting glass - this i picked up from postings on the other forums - so now the hunt is on for a "glencairn" tasting glass. I'm sure i will find one somewhere in town.
Also been told to rub a drop of the whisky between the palms of your hand, that the heat will release some of the more subtle "nose" of the whisky so will have to try this, but its seems such a waste of good whisky!
Back to the topic of the Scapa - had another taste yesterday evening, with the tasting notes as i found them on this site, and concentrated on experiencing the Scapa in its own right and it is a good whisky, then compared it to a Rosebank 22y, cask strenght - found them to be similar
after having added water to the Rosebank to dilute the alchohol a bit.
Ahh, its a great life, having the priviledge to enjoy such good whiskies!