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Overall rating
89.67/100
votes
35
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1980
Bottled
2005
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
2000
Strength
54.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010106173039
Added on
15 Jun 2008 1:54 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 1372,00

30 × in wishlist

35 × member ratings

72 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Scapa 1980

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.67 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

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

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • 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.

  3. BXpress scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    sample.

    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.

  4. Malt Hans scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Spicy
    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.

  5. Feusi scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    This is an absolute powerfull Scapa with the knowing sweet and malty notes and even the sea brize in the background. An complex and powerfull expirience and you might be sure, close your eyes, take a sip and you`ll be on Orkney.

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