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Scapa 16 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Scapa 16 Years Old

16 Years Old
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
16 years old
Produced at
Scapa Distillery
Island (non Islay)

Dave Broom

Clean with a lightly scented quality,a touch of vanilla pod and spiced apple juice. Freshly baked cakes,polished oak and flaked almonds. Moves into medlar,green banana and some oak.
Strangely anonymous to start though there's a sweet and mellow juiciness in the centre. Clean and buttery,but a lack of grip and mid-palate weight. Water kills it.
Cream with a hit of bitterness.
A little bit of a let-down after a superlative nose.

Martine Nouet

Perfumy.Floral and nutty. Tangerine. Fruit toffee. Hint of popcorn. Changes constantly. Enticing. Oak is well integrated. With a dash of water, releases fresh mint.
Smooth at first. With a good spicy dryness carrying along. Toffee again.
Dry, spicy but not hot. Lingers nicely. Brazil nuts.
A well balanced and characterful dram. The nose is really charming,the palate just a little restrained and stiff but give it time.
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