Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
25 years old
Refill Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
54.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
15 Jun 2008 1:54 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 1273.47

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61 × member ratings

99 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Scapa 1980

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.15 points

  1. Trops scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Whisky from which I expected much more, unfortunately did not live up to expectations. Flat and monotonous, sweetness and bitterness, the tree, as for me, won the base.

  2. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    22 22 21 22 87

    sweet, it didn’t interfere, but the fortress did yes ...

  3. funtik1975 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Very sweet

  4. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      Balanced nose. Floral, honey, vanilla
    • Taste
      91 91
      Bold but balanced. It's got a layered, creamy texture, with lots of vanilla and a bit of milk chocolate and coconut shavings. Soft heathery peat at near the end of the palate.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Lovely from start to finish. Good length. No off-flavors. Perfect for this type of whisky.

  5. vlad78 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Very scorching at the entrance. And lags in the aftertaste /

  6. InbhirNis scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    I really enjoyed this one. The nose is herbal, with distinct nettle. The palate screams gooseberry fool, with malt and liquorice. The finish is medium and clean.

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  8. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur


    The nose is much more restrained. The palate is very smooth, stil sweet but not as syrupy. Water works well with this, it opens up nicely.

    The finish is shorter now but just as enjoyable.

    I think the profile is one of them that suits sweetness and if it was a little sweeter it would have hit 95 points.

    I think this is definitely worth buying .

    I love it.
    • Nose
      Melon, honey, treacle tart, seawater, icing sugar and hints of polish.
    • Taste
      Powerful, zesty like sherbet fizz which I really like. Quite sweet and it is chewy, a full fat whisky for sure.

      Some dark honey notes creep in with the treacle tart it reminds me of a liqueur, it is that syrupy.

      There is al little fresh pineapple but still the sherbet fizziness is what gets your attention.
    • Finish
      Long, zesty, sweet.

  9. BXpress scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior


    Quite a character this one.
    • Nose
      Slightly spirity at first. Faint notes of green apples. A little nutty, more on almonds and also wine gums. The smallest hint of maritime notes. It's a little fizzy but not unbalanced. There is a nice subtlety about it. Water makes it sweeter. A nice mix of Marzipan and Turkish delight.
    • Taste
      Still fizzy but in a great way. Quite some hay in the arrival. Dried bananas follow. Gets saltier after that. Then some citrusy/vanilla development to top it off. It remains very subtle, yet expressive enough. Maybe not too complex but in my opinion it doesnt need to be.
    • Finish
      Long, bold. Quite fiery and unashamedly bitter. After all the subtlety it slaps you in the face.

  10. Malt Hans scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    and malty aroma, cinnamon, pepper, oat porridge, vanilla, red apples,
    lemon, floral honey, tea and dry hay. Marzipan sweet taste, eucalyptus,
    pepper, malt, vanilla and walnuts. Medium long and malty end.


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