- 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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Whisky Reviews for Scapa 1980
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.67 points
- 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.
- 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.