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Scapa Skiren

Overall rating
79.83/100
votes
396
Whiskybase ID
70740
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Orcadian
Bottled
2015
Casktype
1st Fill American Oak Casks
Casknumber
Batch SK01
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Batch SK01
Barcode
5000299607091
Added on
03 Aug 2015 11:19 am by z-imaging
Chillfiltered

Average value

€ 58.97

14 × in wishlist

396 × member ratings

937 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Scapa Skiren

42 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.83 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    1 of 9 Scapa drams at a club tasting. I actually liked this one more than the whiskybase average and it was one of my favourites out of 9 mediocre, but totally inoffensive scapas. I just wish scapa had the balls to bottle something over 40%. Because scapa needs and deserves more. It’s really good, but it’s not unlike Blair Athol or Glentauchers in the sense that a lot ends up in blends, so they aim for a fairly tame and generic profile. Which is fine, but it won’t showcase well at 40%. Come on scapa, grow a pair.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Dainty, fruit salad, Manuka honey, a little pine sap, bubblegum, light beeswax, a few citrus notes. I like this nose, but its very light.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Loses steam, but after chewing for a few seconds it builds a little. Some honey, pepper, a sprig of mint, fruity
    • Finish
      84 84
      Short, but nice flavours of honey, mint, kiwi, watermelon.

  2. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 79 points Super Administrator

    Orkney's second distillery is often overlooked for a reason: its small range of NAS expressions is poorly presented and shockingly expensive! Matured in first fill American oak, the nose of Scapa Skiren is gentle, creamy and citrusy with notes of pine needles, barley sugar and heather honey. Did you ever taste the Christmas tree? Resin and wood bitter flavors attack the palate with a dry kick, disrupted by hints of sweetness and Ricola cough drops. More bitterness, lemongrass and Earl Grey tea dominate the rather short finish. Back to Highland Park...

    RATING: 3.0/5.0 stars ≙ 79 pts → AVERAGE
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      76 76

  3. Bomshanka scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    This is a review of a bottle that has been open for more than 2 years. Additionally Im reviewing the last few drams of that bottle, which were drunk today in an effort to secure more shelf space. Not a great whisky, and the price seems extravagant for what you get, but if you can pick up a bottle for cheap its a good daily sipper or introductory single malt.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Nutty, malty, wet cardboard, with a whiff of flowers and honey.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Mildly fruity on barely ripe apples and pears, yeasty bread, not quite done baking. Slightly cardboardy and dry again. Sweet honey and sea breeze salt appears in slight moments.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Pleasant but short, on peppery cardboard, not much of an event.

  4. John87 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. Malthead19 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Color gold

    - a very tasty NAS whisky, very balanced, soft and tasty, definitely more aromatic and better than the GLANSA
    - Even with the very good quality, 45-50 € for this NAS is not exactly cheap
    • Nose
      light, fruity-fresh, flowery, flower meadow, spring, light oak, vanilla, cinnamon
    • Taste
      mild and soft start, subtle but very successful mixture between sweetness and fruit, toffee, grapes, ripe apples, spice cake, creamy
    • Finish
      soft, medium-length finish;
      medium-long, sweetish-fruity aftertaste, spices linger, very pleasant

  6. hafssol scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Nice smooth Orkney whisky. Despite seeming quite young, it slowly reveals a long finish with hazelnut and vanilla taste. Definitely worth a try.

  7. Foudos scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      75 75

  8. BLX scored this whisky 76 points Member Junior

    I wanted to not like this but I did. Finally opened a 2 year old Christmas present and it’s actually quite pleasant, easy non complex dram. Nothing that’s going to blow you away but for an everyday sipper it’s a great way to preserve the better bottles you have.
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      75 75

  9. Foudos scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      75 75

  10. Gous scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

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