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.
Dainty, fruit salad, Manuka honey, a little pine sap, bubblegum, light beeswax, a few citrus notes. I like this nose, but its very light.
Loses steam, but after chewing for a few seconds it builds a little. Some honey, pepper, a sprig of mint, fruity
Short, but nice flavours of honey, mint, kiwi, watermelon.