Scapa 16 Year
Scapa // Islands, Scotland
Scapa is located on the Isle of Orkney just a few hundred meters from the other distillery on the island: Highland Park. Scapa produces about one million liters of whisky per year; not bad for three gentlemen handling the day to day production. They source their unpeated malt from the UK mainland and age their spirit exclusively in used American oak barrels, the last two years spent in 1st fill bourbon casks.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"The whisky is full of honey, vanilla, and malt. It feels full on your palate and continues with floral honey, cinnamon, and orange zest. There is a trace of char smoke on the finish along with some wood spices, but throughout the dram, the sea air is present."