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Scapa 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 Scapa can seem a delicate whisky, but it is full of flavours, and deserves its growing following.
Scapa 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 Good integration of wood and malt. A very decent dram.
Scapa 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A little bit of a let-down after a superlative nose.
Scapa 1985, 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 7 Rich and generous. Again, overwhelming distillery character.
Dun Bheagan Scapa 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 6 A very light, clean expression. Scapa deserves to be in regular production.
Gordon & MacPhail Scapa 1987
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 7 A complex, delicate, well-balanced vintage.
Gordon & MacPhail Scapa 1988
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 6 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.
Old Malt Cask Scapa 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00% 7 Light and discreet. Perfectly pleasant but not exactly exciting.
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A taste of Danish
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Buying in Berlin
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April 2009, Issue 79, page 34
In the midnight hours
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Back from the brink for Scapa
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Hung, drawn... and quartered?
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The Orcadian phoenix
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Gone to pot
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Dave Broom on the demise and eventual death of Allied Domecq
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Making all the right moves
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The New Road
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In conversation with Robert Hicks
Charles Maclean talks to Robert Hicks, the master blender at Allied Distillers.
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The bonny, bonny blend of Loch Lomond
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A Bridge Further
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Martine Nouet looks back at 10 years of Aberlour whisky dinners at the Spirit of Speyside festival with a ‘best of...' menu.
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Up the Apples and Pears
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Richard Parker is turning a passion for whisky in to a healthy business. Dominic Roskrow reports
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Ask the expert
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