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Scapa 16-year-old

Overall rating
83.52/100
votes
185
Whiskybase ID
WB22988
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Orcadian
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
16 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LKRC3938
Barcode
5000299607008
Added on
18 Jun 2011 1:48 pm

Average value

€ 177.27

13 × in wishlist

185 × member ratings

608 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Scapa 16-year-old

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.52 points

  1. Saftkenner scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    It used to be a nice and inexpensive summer whisky. I took it with me at the beverage store in 2016 for € 52. He has a lovely, pleasant and quite complex nose. But due to the low drinking strength (40%) and the rather sharp alcohol note in the mouth, it would be difficult for me to spend more than 60 € for this bottle. The bottle and packaging design, however, is really well done. A real eye-catcher! I can barely remember the old 14 year old, but the 16 year old definitely beats the newer NAS bottlings.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Very complex and pleasant nose. Acacia honey, orange, vanilla, sweet milk rolls, fresh, sour fruit such as apples, pears, slightly unripe plums and light grapes, some pineapple and ginger. Hand-warm it becomes even more pleasing with a decent barrel seasoning (American white oak), fresh grass, a little lemon and lavender.
    • Taste
      84 84
      For 40% surprisingly alcoholic, also quite watery - but otherwise very nice. Honey, apricot, marzipan, vanilla, delicate bitterness, a little lemon, strawberry, milk chocolate and shortbread.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium-long finish. Vanilla, light sherry aromas, walnuts and strawberries are left behind. Delicate and pleasant.

  2. nallacam scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. dramidaris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. Jackson05 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Part of a scapa tasting that included 9 scapas... yes we managed to find 9. This one was the weakest to me; although it’s nothing bad. It has good flavours, they are all just weakly delivered. Probably a good introductory malt.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Pear, white pepper, brine, wool
    • Taste
      81 81
      Pretty nice mouthfeel on soft wax, soft pepper, heather, a little salt
    • Finish
      82 82
      Salty, lemon zest, cold ash, pear.

  5. valery77 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Delicate, solid, initially closed, gradually opening up. Floral motifs, malt, rain freshness, light fragrance, cotton candy, dried condensed milk, vanilla, freshly sawn board, wet cardboard, ascorbic acid, dry grass, barely noticeable mineral notes, sweet pastries. 23
    • Taste
      Medium, moderately sweet. Oak tannins, black pepper, mineral water, pastry dough, fresh fruit - red apples, apricot, barely noticeable sulfur content, sugar syrup, crumb of gray bread, a little salt. Toward the end of the dram from somewhere there is a very light smoke. 22
    • Finish
      Short, smoothly fading, tannin, mineral. nineteen
      Very interesting nose, pleasant taste and almost disappointing finish. At the same time whisky is very light and drinkable. Balance - 22.
      Total 86

  6. schengel10 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    The Scapa 16 years - a good Orcadian Malt; with 40% maybe a little weak on the chest!
    • Nose
      light, mild, sweet (honey), fruity (apples), malt;
    • Taste
      first fruity (apples, pears), then spicy (pepper, ginger, oak), oily, creamy, slightly dry;
    • Finish
      a long, oily finish, in the aftermath salty note;

  7. mema82 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. BehindSpace scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. peterhorror scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. jankes scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

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