- 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
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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
- 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.
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sweet, it didn’t interfere, but the fortress did yes ...
- Very sweet
Balanced nose. Floral, honey, vanilla
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.
Lovely from start to finish. Good length. No off-flavors. Perfect for this type of whisky.
- Very scorching at the entrance. And lags in the aftertaste /
- 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.
- WITH WATER
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.
Melon, honey, treacle tart, seawater, icing sugar and hints of polish.
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.
Long, zesty, sweet.
Quite a character this one.
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.
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.
Long, bold. Quite fiery and unashamedly bitter. After all the subtlety it slaps you in the face.
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.