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Gordon & MacPhail Scapa 1988 Tasting notes and reviews

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Gordon & MacPhail Scapa 1988

Brand
Gordon & MacPhail
Expression
Scapa 1988
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
43.00%
Vintage
1988
Produced at
Gordon & MacPhail ~ Scapa Distillery
Region
Island (non Islay)
Website
www.gordonandmacphail.com
Availability
Worldwide except USA

Michael Jackson

72
Nose
Salty, rooty, seaweed.
Palate
Salty. Grainy. Some wood-pulp, sulphury, notes.
Finish
New mown hay. Sweetness. Slight peatiness, saltiness.
Comment
I am not sure about that sulphur. Is it from the cask, or is it seaweedy? I usually like seaweed, but am not convinced by this bottling.

Doug McIvor

60
Nose
Clean, soft fruity, pears, whiffs of carbolic soap and smoke.
Palate
Medium-full bodied, slightly viscous, nutty, malty, toasty.
Finish
Sweet to salty. Dry with a gently smoked character.
Comment
Fairly gentle for a Scapa and a little drier throughout than expected.
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