The KOTQ has enjoyed 5 tastings from the Scapa distillery

scapa

Distillery Region Open Blends
Scapa Highlands Islands 1885 – Today Unknown
       
Status Ownership Water Source Production
Active Pernod Ricard Lingro Burn 1,000,000 liters/year
       
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SCAPA yo 05Q2 – SCAPA 12 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Slightly phenolic, smoky, maritime pleasure, sea mist
medium bodied
some caramel, pepper and salt, tarry
warm, long
Vichyssoise is the perfect palate cleanser for Scapa
05Q2-Bluff
June 18th, 2005
Bop
Medium
Assertive…delicious
Soft but confident
Tangy – Northern Island (Orkney) feels tastier than it’s rival Highland Park 12
A little fruity…a little dry
Better pull than HP 12 but not quite at HP 18
05Q2-Bluff
June 18th, 2005
Irving
Iodine, Caramel
Salty, honey
Balanced, soft
Fresh, clean–no pallette wash needed
Buy it
05Q2-Bluff
June 18th, 2005
Tao
Golden – but we don’t worry too much about this any more, right?
Fruit and Heather
Kate Hudson
Cinnamon, Spice and Fruit
A little hot
05Q2-Bluff
June 18th, 2005

SCAPA yo 09Q4 – SCAPA 12 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Pepper than heather
Honey – no meat at all
Easy. Smooth like silk
Fantastic. Excellent pairing with Scottish salmon.
09Q4-Lakeview
December 4th, 2009
Bop
Salmon nose. Comforting
Light – great pairing
Paired with pan-seared Scottish salmon
09Q4-Lakeview
December 4th, 2009
Ville
Citrus/fruit
Light – soothes
Cannot get much
Creme smooth
Enjoyable noise. Enjoyable simple scotch
09Q4-Lakeview
December 4th, 2009

SCAPA yo 15Q2 – SCAPA 14 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Ginger, mild citrus (lemon)
Goes from honey to Cayenne pepper in the back
Dynamic, attacking finish with multi-flavors (Orange, black-cherry & hard candy
Lots of flavors like moving pictures
15Q2-Hoopie
May 16th, 2015
Hoopie
light
15Q2-Hoopie
May 16th, 2015
Hoopie
light
Lemongrass
so much here, the cayenne pepper is the most surprising part
15Q2-Hoopie
May 16th, 2015
Lakeview
Golden Amber
Ginger, Lemongrass
Black Widow
Starts off smooth and then gets a little caliente
Orange and Black Cherry
From honey to cayenne, this is a full spectrum expression that should be more readily available in North America.
15Q2-Hoopie
May 16th, 2015

SCAPA yo 15Q2 – SCAPA 16 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
White cake with white icing with lavender sprinkles
Smooth roller coaster ride that you want to do again
A life long friend of the KOTQ
15Q2-Hoopie
May 16th, 2015
Lakeview
Light
15Q2-Hoopie
May 16th, 2015
Lakeview
Light Gold
Oily, with some lemongrass and sugar
Honey with just enough spice to create gelatenous lusciousness
Unreal, succulent.
The experience to me is what I perceive the Autobahn to be like… so much fun let’s do it again… but mild mannered… stay in your lane 🙂
15Q2-Hoopie
May 16th, 2015

SCAPA yo 15Q2 – SCAPA 25 yo [Distillery bottling at Cask Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
OMG!
Cut: Roquefort in the palate.
15Q2-Hoopie
May 16th, 2015
Lakeview
Light Gold
Almost like honey melting over smoke
Alcohol kicks in but not bad
Really enjoyable, could drink uncut.
15Q2-Hoopie
May 16th, 2015