Scapa 16-year-old

Overall rating
83.44/100
votes
823
Whiskybase ID
WB5356
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Orcadian
Bottled
2008
Stated Age
16 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
4005971233309
Added on
07 dec 2008 6:46 pm
Colored

Average value

€ 301.19

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Whisky reviews for Scapa 16-year-old

75 users have left 83 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.44 points.

  1. EvilAFI scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I quite like the nose, the palate and finish are good but that nose is amazing!
    • Nose
      88 88
      A sweet peat, stonefruits, malt and cereal notes, very floral light and fragrant
    • Taste
      86 86
      Much like the nose, a honey and oak join the stone fruits and floral parts. White pepper and a hint of peat
    • Finish
      86 86
      Here the peat becomes a greater part, fruit leather,

  2. LDB scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A decent dram very much reminiscent of Clynelish 14yo in terms of salinity and honeyed flavours. Just a tad weak on the palate, but otherwise pretty nice.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. ezioaudit scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

  4. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Positively surprised by the intensity of coastal fruitiness this one is able to present at a mere 40% abv. Would love this one at cask strength. Too bad they dropped the age statement a few years back.

  5. Thermidor scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    The second best whisky on Orkney ;)
    An okay introduction to Scapa, but not a bottle I'd buy from the secondary market.

  6. Tordeaux scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  7. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. Foudos scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. Gous scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. birkzehn scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  11. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Not a bad malt. I actually like the nose quite well. In the mouth, the oak is too dominant for me and is therefore not particularly complex.
    • Nose
      Rather delicate in intensity. Flowerhoney. A little flower meadow. Drizzled apples with citrus fruits. Orange oil. Semolina pudding. Malt. In addition oak, which gives the nose spice.
    • Taste
      First the honey sweetness in the mouth. A little apricot peel. Then the oak takes command. It tingles and becomes drier. Some pepper. Cereal flour.
    • Finish
      Dry wood notes. Herbal tea. Maybe a little bit of hops.

  12. HwiskyNut scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    21 + 21 + 21 + 22 = 85
    Well balanced, rounded, drinking heather moltik. Very pleased for both 40% of the regular season

  13. Dre73 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Nose is clearly the best part here, very promising. Unfortunately the body disappoints, too weak. Give it some time and things will get a little better, but 40% is too less for this one, on 46% it would score much better, no doubt.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Very full and fruity immediately. Citrus, some apples. Grassy as well, and floral, plants and flowers (after some days in a vase).
      Some pear, and pineapple. Tropical fruits and vanilla.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Soft and smooth, but a watery and thin mouthfeel. Honey, sweet, some fruits like pineapple. Later on it's getting a little bit stronger (or actually: less weak)
    • Finish
      82 82
      Still smooth and soft, sweetness dominates, honey. Later on some more pepper and stronger in the finish.

  14. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Delicious whisky, peat and some smoke make the taste delicate.

  15. whiskyd scored this whisky 59 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      55 55
    • Taste
      60 60
    • Finish
      59 59

  16. mema82 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  17. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    an almost watery perfume for the scents, too diluted, not allowing the flavors to really stand in the mouth.
    • Nose
      velvety sweetness, well-presented malt, creamy vanilla and yellow fruits, also a little exotic
    • Taste
      a little salt, sulfur, it is also spicy, back wood dampened by the sea and sodden winds, but it is also very (too) sweet!
      it's missing back on the fruits too
    • Finish
      the salty side comes out, a little wood and spices.

  18. Calmar scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A decent representative of island whisky, is not particularly deep and varied, but all that in it is well-opened and perfectly balanced. Pleasant easy and quick talk.
    • Nose
      Apple-citrus, slightly spirituous, rhubarb, kiwi, apple juice, mineral tones - sun-heated gravel, light notes of dried fruits - dried apricots, raisins.
    • Taste
      Pepper-sweet, then woody bitterness followed by lemon-compote tones.
    • Finish
      Warm pepper, soft, orange peel, caramel, medium-length .

  19. KayMeertens scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Quite boring.
    • Nose
      Not much. Whiffs of cardboard, apple, honey and dough.
    • Taste
      Cardboard, pepper, apple, sugared almond and caramel.
    • Finish
      Re-re-refill musty nuts. Apple, wine gum, vanilla and cardboard.

  20. Kumachan scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    A dramtic lack of complexity, an empty whisky at a dementia price. .... Should a subjective note be added, it would be a 70.
    • Nose
      Lemon yellow dress. It is very fruity on the nose, pink grapefruit, sweet with lemon, wax, herbaceous, toasted.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, it is unctuous, very focused on citrus, pink grapefruit and its zest, cut dry grass, a bitterness that is not very pleasant.
    • Finish
      The finish is short on bitters and lemon zest.

  21. ctu scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Not too complex but pleasant balances and easy to drink. On cask strength would be powerful.
    • Nose
      Mixed fruit basket, honey, flowers. Touch of herbals.
    • Taste
      Oak, spices. Honey and citruses. Thin start but it's fine to the end.
    • Finish
      Medium length, creamy, bittersweet.

  22. DocF scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A mature whisky with an interesting mix of light and dark aromas. I like it.
    • Nose
      Ripe peaches, plums and oranges, with cinnamon and cardamom. But also fresh with lemon and a salty sea breeze.
    • Taste
      Soft and ripe, subtle oak spice, again dark peach and plum aromas, also spices.
    • Finish
      Gentle finish, more spices here.

  23. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  24. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasted and appreciated for much older - very tasty nose if you warm it slightly.
    • Nose
      Initially restrained spiciness with honey sweetness, looks valuable but closed. Even under the cover, a delicate nose gathers only with difficulty - but what smells very good there - peppery old oak with a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg - spicy but also round and oily old - sweet, complex fruit flavors that I only once come name unspecifically exotic. It is quite fresh today - so I warm the glass slowly: now come very sweet oranges, sugared lemon, red plums, mango, pineapple, apricots, mountain peaches, green tea, flower scent, bitter almonds - to marzipan, a little wax, always is also oak cargo here - spicy as tobacco - herbaceous pleasant always in balance and slightly behind the fruits receding. Hand warm will make the nose better and better - very nice.
    • Taste
      syrupy sweet, tobacco, leather and mint tingles directly on the tongue, then spread sweet and sour fruit - plums and pineapple, then pushes spicy but hardly bitter oak forward, pepper, rosemary, even more tobacco, sawdust, milk chocolate, Tree bark, black tea
    • Finish
      Oak, then a mixture of cooling mint - fresh dry, slightly astringent, ethereal peppery aroma, as from cumin seed and rosemary but without it tastes of these spices, tart plant aromas are very long on the palate, hardly bitterness

  25. The Macallan scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    A lot better then the 14y old, much smoother and refined. Not bad!
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  26. dram-drinker scored this whisky 84 points Photo Moderator

    Fruity, citric, just, whiffs of smoke - just convenient but nothing special

  27. stefsel111 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  28. Fortuna1895 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Those who still find 2 bottles (at a reasonable price) should strike ... one for opening & one for the shelf.
    Definitely a delicious whisky, too bad it does not exist anymore ...
    • Nose
      A tart-sweet fragrance that is suddenly permeated by a rooty hint. It follows a basket of bananas; a touch of menthol in the end. Water makes him incredibly creamy. Somewhere in the background can be guessed the coast.
    • Taste
      Eube tart fruitiness paired with a little nice cutie. At the end a little bit minty. The sweetness increases significantly with water, the tart is gone, mint becomes menthol. Above all, there is a hint of saltiness on the nearby coast.
    • Finish
      A small swab of whipped cream on a piece of milk chocolate. The sweetness gradually fades away and comes to the end again. Also with water a pretty long finish.

  29. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Very nice own whisky, a bit like Old Pulteney only stronger for the age and a little sherrytöniger, but not much
    • Nose
      Malt, red apple, vanilla, wood chips, pear, light salt notes behind, moist hay and subtle sherry tones
    • Taste
      Malts, young malty oak, red apple, light vanilla and hay, pears, grapes, salt notes far in the background but present, a little berry bushes probably. in between, not very strong but for 40% still surprisingly ok and aromatic
    • Finish
      Dry fruity, yummy, medium long

  30. Andytka3 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    N-
    Full blown honey, liquorice and farm-y, meadow with some herbs,
    buttered cashew-nut, dusty sherry and lots of leafy notes on the follow
    up. The aroma just getting better and better as it goes. May be modern
    but this has good stamina to last on the glass.

    P- Wood chips
    smoke infused honey water, while is pleasant, disappointingly light and
    it doesn't develop and remains stale. Some waxy coat with
    some...floral, perhaps. Submerged into the deep ocean?

    F- Short-medium, not as promising as the aroma suggest, light and easy drinking, and subside with warm and rounded spirits

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  31. SimpleSample scored this whisky 100 points Expert Senior

    Very beautiful
    • Nose
      Flowery, malt
    • Taste
      Bright fruit, apple
    • Finish
      Lang

  32. vojt466 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    If it tasted how it smells, it would be probably phenomenal, unfortunately (due to the price ...)
    • Nose
      Beautiful fruity scents - pineapple, mango, oranges, apricots, butter pear, wax, flower background and malt
    • Taste
      Fruit and wood flavor - peach, varnish, spiciness, milk chocolate, vanilla, a little salt - it lags behind aroma
    • Finish
      The caramel, spiciness, and, unfortunately, bitterness in the long-awaited reverberation

  33. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Nice whisky, all in all but quite straight and unspectacular.
    • Nose
      Coconut, dusty oak, vanilla, subtle fruitiness. The nose seems a bit blocked, as if more had been possible.
    • Taste
      Sweet, coconut, slightly tart oak, vanilla and some sweet, light fruit
    • Finish
      slightly bitter oak, but all in all, sweet, a bit of honey

  34. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Slightly downgraded my score but I still really like this and uts is a great shame that they are no longer doing it.

    Not complex but very easy drinking.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  35. pianoman scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Salty sea air. Oranges, subtle spices, old wooden cupboard.
    • Taste
      Light. Orange, grapefruit, a little peach. Grassy and dry.

  36. HunterRomario scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tasteful at the Whisky Festival 2016, and thanks to the fact that Peter poured me a really generous amount of money, I still left half for the second round at home. From my point of view it's a pity that this bottle has only 40%. The smell is nice, the flavor is slightly weaker and the flavor is breathing. Anyway, compared to Scapa 14 yo, which I once had a bottle, it is definitely a step in the right direction.
    • Nose
      Outstandingly malt, there is a lot of sweetness, but a pinch of sea salty is added to it. Some grass, fruit (I feel mainly apricots), a little menthol freshness. (85 b)
    • Taste
      Honey, raisins, fruits, menthol, wood, chocolate. Appearance to ash, creamy woody. (83 b)

  37. Kahzarr scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      90 90

  38. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Some additional 3% or 6% of alcoholic strength would makes this single malt scotch much better!

  39. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Floral, malty, salty seabreaze.
    • Taste
      Sweet, smooth with caramelized sugar and almonds, mild spices, floral/herbal notes, malt, oak, milk-chocolate
    • Finish
      Medium and dry

  40. PeterCr scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Overall a very enjoyable daily dram type of whisky. Not complex enough for the price tag.

    83-85 points.
    • Nose
      Nice nose, sweet, ripe fruits, honey, some vanilla and oak.
    • Taste
      Smooth, sweetness (honey, ripe fruits, peach) rules with some hints of spice. Not overly complex but very appealing.
    • Finish
      Sweet finish. Medium long but not overly exciting.

  41. ML89 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  42. domani scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Great fruit flavors, however, are quickly overwhelmed by the bitterness. The whisky remains in the overall impression a bit below expectations - 29.11.2015
    • Nose
      Fruit punch, apricot, marinated apricots, floral, sweet, malty, slightly maritime
    • Taste
      Sweet, raisins, apricots, oak, dominant woody notes, dark chocolate, very dry
    • Finish
      Lang

  43. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I have to admit I'm very impressed by this Orcadian malt. Nicely sweet
    with a lovely aroma, a beautiful rich and full-bodied taste, followed by
    a pleasantly long and enjoyable finish. A tremendously smooth,
    well-balanced and charming dram. But don’t add any water as it
    immediately kills the whisky. A great addition to any whisky collection.

    https://www.facebook.com/Whisky-Connaisseur-550443305109776
    • Nose
      The nose is thick and rich with vanilla and butterscotch. Flavours of
      sweet tangerine arrive, complemented by orange peel and heather honey,
      with gentle spiced oak in the back. Sweet and smooth.
    • Taste
      Velvety and full-bodied with rich flavours of vanilla, toffee, and
      mellow juiciness. This is accompanied by delicate oak and winter spices -
      cinnamon, caramelised ginger, and cloves. Lingering notes of acacia
      honey towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is long and warm with a delicate sweetness of toffee, vanilla
      and gentle spiced honey. Creamy with a hint of bitterness. Lingers
      nicely with a slightly dry and spicy edge.

      WITH WATER: Fresh and
      clean on the nose. Fruity, vanilla sweetness mixed with a hint of the
      sea. Water significantly tames the sweetness, remaining an unpleasant
      metallic-like note on the midpalate. The finish is short, subtle sweet
      with a whiff of warm spices.

  44. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: intense bright fruits, honey, floral, slightly maritime
    Taste: fruity, salty, vanilla, oak
    Finish: long, rock, spicy, oak

  45. ML89 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  46. maltaholic scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    He smells very good. Mild, fruity, pure oak. He also tastes great. Almost creamy it comes along, unfolds a nice, fruity aroma in the mouth. A good drop when looking for a purebred whisky.

  47. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    ‘Disappointing’
    N: Not dissimilar to the [disappointing] Balblair ’04 i just tried but fluffier, chalky and more rounded with hints of soft bitter lemon and some impressive bourbon oak maltiness on show, floral honey, camomile bud tea and light buttery apple, almond croissants and choux pastries. Theres a breadiness in their too, multi-flour dough, half baked.
    T: Weak, watery malty, salty arrival, bits of this and bits of that, rather waxy with hints of Caramac, liquorice [maybe] and vanillas. Theres a green wood note in there too with suggestions of immature spirit at times. A waxy, light malty, spirit led, oaky, peppery development with a touch of caramel and nettles. What i like most is the saltiness which grows gently alongside the fresh and light malt.
    F: Peppery, grassy citrus, oaky, maltiness. Along with citrus rind, those nettles add a welcomed vegetal note to offset the caramel. Not particularly succinct.
    C: A promising but ultimately weak presentation, let down poorly by such a low abv. Needs a power boost to allow the flavours that are there to shine. Disappointing purchase overall.

    Scores a C- [81]

    A YEAR ON

    N: Sweets gone wrong - lozenges with a tomato base. Rough spirit here.

    T: Oh dear,….

    F: The weird nose profile returns - a candy shop for the overly adventurous.

    C: I didn’t think much of the bottle i had. This is impressing me even less.

    Scores a D[+] 78

    Further reading: WF79 bible ’15:[81]

  48. karloff scored this whisky 79 points Specialist

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      73 73

  49. birkzehn scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  50. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

  51. Archer scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  52. puusj scored this whisky 53 points Expert Junior

    Worst whisky I've had so far. Just no tasty flavors. Maybe he was rotten.

  53. d1scostu scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    40% cmon...
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  54. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      83 83

  55. DrinkingWhisky scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Tasted 20/04/2013.
    • Nose
      Ziltig, noten.
    • Taste
      Zoet vanille met ziltige tonen; Island whisky met Speyside touch.

  56. Butz75 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      82 82

  57. Akoo scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    An easy drinking dram, not unpleasant, but of no interest.
    • Nose
      Alcohol rather well integrated. Applesauce, pear and a little vanilla. Very discretly. Little personality. Not unpleasant.
    • Taste
      Very very (too) light. Vanilla, white fruit, malt, caramel, pepper. Fresh and pleasant, but rather poor.
    • Finish
      No intensity, almost nonexistent.

  58. bull10298 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Previously available at 14 years of age from owners Chivas Bros, Scapa has now
    been re-launched as a 16-year-old expression. Neil Macdonald, Brand Director for
    Malts at Chivas Bros, says that ?Scapa has long held a special place in the
    whisky drinker?s heart and this new expression represents another opportunity to
    experience the beguiling whisky which is Scapa. Like the natural harbour of
    Scapa Flow where the distillery is located, this malt is a ?safe haven? for
    those wishing to explore the intriguing world of island malts thanks to its
    light, unpeated, approachable style.? The nose offers apricots and peaches,
    nougat and mixed spices. Pretty, yet profound. Medium-bodied, with caramel and
    spice notes in the mouth. The addition of water emphasises cocoa. The finish is
    medium in length and gingery, with fat, buttery notes emerging at the end.

    http://www.whisky-pages.com/notes/distillery.php?id=scapa

     

  59. markkerr02 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%20107%20%C3%85rsm%C3%B6te%202011%20med%20%C3%96%20whisky.html Test 107: Annual meeting with Ö whisky 110129
    The whisky tested:
    Glass 1 Isle of Jura 16yo, 40%, OB 5 points
    Glass 2 Scapa 16yo, 40% 10 points
    Glass 3 Highland Park 18yo, 43%, OB 32 points
    Glass 4 Arran 11yo / 1998, 57.7%, bottled for SMAD members 75 points
    Glass 5 Ledaig 15yo / 1972, 43%, Full Proof Europe B 148 points
    Glass 6 Laphroaig 25yo, 51%, OB 162 points
    Glass 7 Talisker 30yo / bottled 2008 129 points
    Testimonials Per Eriksson Scapa 16yo, 40%
    Scent: Candy, Kola, Vanilla, Sweetcorn, Honey, Cars
    Taste: Candy, Kola, Oak, Chocolate, Vanilla
    Aftertaste: Ek, a little taniner, candy, tall
    Score: 86 Testimonials Bernt Sjödin Scapa 16yo, 40%
    Color: Dark gold - light amber
    Scent: Vanilla, yellow mature apples, acetone
    Taste: Light, vanilla tones
    Aftertaste: Short with vanilla and some spices
    Score: 76

  60. Ciro scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  61. GlenSikkes scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The bottle is tall, commanding and elegant shape conveying the graceful and alluring nature of the whisky contained within. With a colour palate inspired by the striking blues of the Orkney landscape.The illustration of the lone boat in the protective, calm waters of Scapa Flow is suggestive of sanctuary and contemplation'.

    Tasting Notes and Comments by Scapa.
    • Nose
      Sweet and velvety on the nose with flavours of sweet Clementine and heather honey.
    • Taste
      Perfectly balanced and rich with a tang of ginger and sweet baked apples.
    • Finish
      Rich, long, very slightly dry with the merest hint of the sea.

  62. Wolv scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  63. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    average
    Correct
    • Nose
      On candied orange, a little vanilla and wood
    • Taste
      oily, orange
    • Finish
      salt

  64. whiskyroma scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  65. Blo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    It is a shame to bottle this at 40%. But despite its defaults, and he has, I must admit that i quite like it. Would be interesting to have a CS version of this, or at least on bottled at 46%.
    • Nose
      Fruity, on ananas and touches of coconut. Citrus notes. What is sure is that the nose is not weak at only 40%
    • Taste
      Nice profile, very fruity, but some sea notes reminds you that this is a whisky from an island. The whole is quite light, too light in fact... That leads to a mouthfeel more alcoholic than tastefull in the
    • Finish
      A bit short, clean and fresh.

  66. Shane_IL scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Not very complex, but not bad for what it is. 
    • Nose
      Pears in honey, salt, molasses, apple cider, vanilla. 
    • Taste
      Salt, wild flowers, very rich honey, pepper 
    • Finish
      Too short, salty honey 

  67. Fight65 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      82 82

  68. Goodfella6 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

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

  69. Cipidos scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      84 84

  70. tomy63 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    gold color, very nice nose, cereals, honey, apple, hazelnut. Mouth a little less well, caramel, toffee, cereals, honey, less fruit. Final quite short, caramel, spices. The nose was promising, pity that it is reduced to 40%.

  71. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The nose is much better than the tongue. Still a nice allday dram.
    • Nose
      Floral-fruity, citrus, green apples, pear, pineapple. Followed by honey, a touch of malt and a subtle hint of salt.
    • Taste
      Slightly oily, again fruit, then peppery. Vanilla and oak.
    • Finish
      Medium long and dry. Slight saltiness and some oak remain.

  72. Angelos scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Something is missing here! Memories of Aberfeldy 21-years old
    • Nose
      A bit grassy (heather) and briny, spicy caramel amd honey, hints of aromatic peat, some coconut, mustard seeds?!
    • Taste
      Mellow and quite sweet in the beginning, slightly briny, caramel, forest honey and some apricots, interesting spiciness which is hard to identify
    • Finish
      Quite short and slightly bitter with remaining sweetness of honey

  73. Fable scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  74. AlecM scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Heavy oily slightly bitter taste. Nose mainly toffee. Spice and fruit bludgeoned to death by toffee/caramel.

  75. Furtia scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      88 88

  76. Drochaid scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

     The initially controversial 16yo official expression of Scapa is now winning people round with a jump in quality after a few wobbly years following the rapid transition from the much-loved 12yo via the short-lived 14yo. Orkney`s less shouted about (but still lovely in its own way) malt whisky has found its feet.
    World Whiskies Awards 2012 - Best Island 13 to 20 years

    TWE

  77. drkrylov scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  78. drkrylov scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    A well balanced and characterful dram.
    • Nose
      Perfumy.Floral and nutty. Tangerine. Fruit toffee. Hint of popcorn.
    • Taste
      Smooth at first. With a good spicy dryness carrying along. Toffee again.
    • Finish
      Dry, spicy but not hot. Lingers nicely. Brazil nuts.

  79. nijholtm scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      super glue, lemon (like Gin) followed by a tad of smoke
    • Taste
      soft with orange peel, honey, salt and smoke.
    • Finish
      short and simple with nutmegg and heather.

  80. hsmithjr scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Honey and salted caramels.  Orange marmalade.  Heather.  Burnt toast.
    • Taste
      Sea grasses.  More heather.  Honeycomb, the toffee.  Nutmeg and oak.
    • Finish
      Medium and a bit dry.  More oak and some sweets.  Faint smoke.

  81. Feusi scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A field of flowers in summer, sweet thoughts and the warm summer breeze from the sea to enjoy a pleasant and easy to drinking dram.

  82. hsmithjr scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Was the old 14 better? I feel like it was better. The 16 isn't bad, but I wouldn't write home about it.

  83. karloff scored this whisky 79 points Specialist

    Got this malt of my wife when she came back from Spain
    • Nose
      Caramel and honey dominate this malt from the start with a nice touch of smoke
    • Taste
      Again the Caramel and the honey stay with you
    • Finish
      Not the greatest of finish's but it is ok.

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