Scapa 2005 GM

Overall rating
86.28/100
votes
41
Whiskybase ID
WB174954
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Cask Strength
Vintage
2005
Bottled
01.09.2020
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
479
Number of bottles
201
Strength
55.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
Batch 20/072
Barcode
5020613079229
Added on
19 jan 2021 9:26 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 130.99

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Whisky reviews for Scapa 2005 GM

12 users have left 12 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.28 points.

  1. LordBellamy scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    with water: sweeter, fruitier, more herbs, works very well with water

    Conclusion: beautiful Scapa with fruity-sour contrast notes and a subtle maritime influence
    • Nose
      Candy cane, fruity-sour, apple, unripe mango, cinnamon, star fruit, physalis, light herbal note, salt, green twigs, menthol, pickled cucumber (!!??), lime zest
    • Taste
      good body, sharp attack, sugary sweetness, fruity, some salt and wood, herbs
    • Finish
      long, pleasant, sweet, honey, fruity, wood and salt in the back, aniseed, herbs, slightly dry

  2. rottendon scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    It's really fun! From the nose to the finish, change after change, although it seems a bit restless but not out of balance. In particular, the fruit acid that emerges from behind reminds me of modern Loch Lomond bottlings.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    It's a shame that there are so seldom independently bottled scapas, because you miss a lot of what this malt clearly demonstrates!
    ... and it was smoke.
    • Nose
      88 88
      At an angle directly after pouring. Fairground sweets with pickled cucumbers. However, it calms down quite quickly, whereby the sweet and sour opposite pole remains initially. Now, however, more butterscotch with windfalls. Lightly mineralized and kind of barbeque sauce, but this clear without smoke.
      After standing for a while, a lot of light-colored fruit, some pickled, a lot of fruit acid, plus honey and caramel, with movement also mineral windfalls again. The strong fruit acid is reminiscent of citrus fruits, limes and lemons. Warmth of the hand stirs him up again, the alcohol tickles his nose, cookie dough, butter, with dark caramel, again barbeque sauce, salami, a bit bizarre. Later it works medicinally, cough syrup. You could smell the shape converter for hours!
    • Taste
      89 89
      Not a boring mouth either! He begins to dance cool on the tongue, then the alcohol sets in, the mouthfeel is oily and dense. Honey and cookies at the beginning, then tart herbs followed by fruit acid and back to the cookie dough.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The finish is long, initially shaped by the cookie dough, then it dries significantly towards the back, slightly astringent. In the end, nuts, pecans and a few Brazil nuts stay in the mouth, and that almost forever.

  3. Fight65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Tasting mit Flavio (Thanks for the Sample)!
    • Nose
      Nose: 87
    • Taste
      IT: 88
      B: 87
    • Finish
      Finish: 87

  4. DulischM scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    The 1st-fill bourbon barrel left strong marks and was rather very active due to the low output. A little too much "classic" bourbon flavors for me.
    • Nose
      Sweet vanilla pudding and honey meet exotic fruits. Sweet lime and pineapple with a little unripe mango, plus cooked pears. Floral aromas such as a clover meadow and heather are represented as well as fresh wood and a little glue.
    • Taste
      Also sweet again in the mouth, almost sugary, but then turns out to be rather light-colored blossom honey. Here you can find young wood and sweet lemon as well as the lemon grape sugar from Dextro.
    • Finish
      The finish is reminiscent of vanilla and cake batter with young oak and some more glue.

  5. ziggy1104 scored this whisky 75 points Member Junior

    Was the least convincing in our tasting among 7 whiskys with 19 participants. Devaluation due to a clear alcoholic note.

  6. nallacam scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Interesting bottling with a somewhat tart and dry twist. But despite the rather poor availability of Scapa bottlings on the market, the current price (on average just under € 120-€ 125, 2021) is really steep.

    Tastes good, is exciting, but not really more either.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Preserved fruit notes, overripe green apple, a lot of grain, slightly damp hay, pastries with sweet spices, some mandarin, nuts in a jute bag for Santa Claus, dry slightly rotten wood, light sweet vanilla notes, a little sweet lemon with a hint of honey. Constantly accompanied by a fresh, almost maritime note.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Fresh grain, some dry chocolate, cocoa powder, dry hay, delicate spicy notes, some dry orange peel, mandarins, again dry nut notes, dry and slightly musty / rotten wood, delicate dry herb notes.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Pleasantly tart and dry, light and slightly spicy wood notes, dry herbs, dry chocolate with a high cocoa content. Every now and then a light honey note flashes through. Remains on the palate for a long time and continues to present itself dry, tart and delicately spicy.

  8. Abadon05 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The alcohol is well integrated. It also definitely needs time to develop too fully.
    Interesting and especially the cinnamon and strawberry notes are surprising and make it special.
    Something is missing that depth and complexity.
    • Nose
      81 81
      A little reluctant.
      Lemon and cereals.
      Over time, cinnamon is added, which is clearly good for him.
      Minimally also with strawberry.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Nice and sweet.
      A little pineapple and light berries, yes the strawberry comes through stronger.
      The alcohol is now pushing something too. But for 56% also rather well integrated.
    • Finish
      81 81
      The cinnamon comes through better here.

  9. maltman55 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  11. TomAndIngrid scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Salty, maritime, fruit (citrus), floral, vanilla, cinnamon, very varied and diverse
    • Taste
      88 88
      The aromas from the nose continue.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The cinnamon seasoning remains, medium long

  12. StephanB scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

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