Scapa Glansa

Peated Single Malt

Scapa // Island, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    77
  • Avg. Rating

    3.24
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 48 )

Old Norse for "shining storm-laden skies," Glansa is the first peated single malt expression from this Orkney island-based distillery. Bottled at 40% ABV, it carries no age statement and was double matured in first-fill American oak casks and ex-peated whisky casks. Scapa Glansa will be part of the distillery's core range and be made available at duty free stores beginning in September 2016.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    40.0
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    First-fill American oak and ex-peated whisky

Tasting Notes

"Opens up on a light peatiness, which is to be expected from a peated cask finish. It goes hand in hand with a salty sea spray and some brine, as well as whisper of vanilla and ripe banana. The palate is fairly dry an earthy, with some soot and tar to boot. There's toasted oak and heather also. "

Flavor Profile

Vanilla