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Chieftain's Choice Scapa 1985, 16 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Chieftain's Choice Scapa 1985, 16 Years Old

Brand
Chieftain's Choice
Expression
Scapa 1985, 16 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
16 years old
Abv
43.00%
Vintage
1985
Produced at
Ian Macleod & Co Ltd ~ Scapa Distillery
Region
Island (non Islay)
Website
www.ianmacleod.com
Availability
UK, selected European countries, Japan, Taiwan, Russia

Martine Nouet

80
Nose
Sherry wood indeed. Slightly winey. Stewed quinces with cinnamon. Buttered apples. Beeswax.
Palate
Thick mouthfeel. Malty flavours break through oak. Spices emerging.
Finish
Strong. Liquoriced and spicy. Black pepper.
Comment
Rich and generous. Again, overwhelming distillery character.

Dave Broom

75
Nose
Fat, sherried aromas: walnut/pecan, date, treacle toffee, leather with oily/honeyed notes behind.
Palate
Thick, sweet and very juicy. Ripe and full with dry nuttiness around it. Robust and a bit slick.
Finish
Soft.
Comment
A northern monster in which Scapa's lusciousness is left as texture with the sherry having a greater impact.
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