Scapa 16-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Orcadian
Stated Age
16 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
07 Dec 2008 6:46 pm

Average value

€ 237.23

52 × in wishlist

752 × member ratings

2539 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Scapa 16-year-old

74 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.21 points

  1. 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.

  2. birkzehn scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  7. whiskyd scored this whisky 59 points Expert Senior

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

  8. mema82 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  9. wisekycourse 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.

  10. 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 .


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2018

Forgot your password?