Scapa Distillery Label 2005
The “Scapa Distillery Label” batch 2019 was distilled in 2005, in the first time after a long shutdown and repairs at the Distillery Scapa. It belongs to the first production after this time and was bottled after about 13 years in 2019.
The Scapa Distillery is located on the Orkney Islands. In the first few years after the shutdown, Scapa bottled only a limited amount in their own facility. Until today they work partially with independent bottlers. This special single malt was launched by the experienced bottler Gordon & MacPhail, who can look back at a long-term and intensive business relationships with Scapa.
Attention: This is a very rare bottle and the last on stock. The lable has some marks (please see last two photos and decide if you buy. Return because of this reason will be charged).
Maturing and Taste
The Scapa Distillery Label was matured in 1st fill ex-bourbon barrels and comes with full-bodied vanilla and honey notes. It was filled without coloring. Therefore, its beautiful light golden color was created solely by these oak barrels.
Fresh and fruity in the nose, it smells of green apple and grapes with a delicate light smoke note and the sea aroma in the background.
In the taste, it then develops its spicy aroma of oak wood and freshly mown grass, fading away into a wonderful finish with fine notes of nut chocolate and heather honey. With 43%, a fresh, light-hearted, not intrusive, but still noble whisky for connoisseurs.
The Scapa Distillery Label is one of the few Scapa whiskies with age statement. It is an ideal fit for a noble aperitif or a fine entry drink at a reception on the terrace.
Have also a view at our tasting videos and enjoy the background articles in our blog “All about Whisky”.
Type: Single Malt Whisky
Nose: A light nose with fine tingling citrus notes, sweet and sour green apples, surrounded by sweet vanilla, and a slightly maritime note
Palate: Fresh apples, grapes and juicy limes are complemented with chocolate notes and malt candies
Finish: Dark chocolate with a slightly herbal note and the hints of heather honey