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Scapa Skiren

Overall rating
79.35/100
votes
221
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
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 11:47 am by z-imaging
Chillfiltered

Average value

€ 55,58

6 × in wishlist

221 × member ratings

469 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Scapa Skiren

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.35 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 79 points 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

  2. mema82 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

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

  3. thijs100 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Cut, bruised apple parts at first. Also some honey, as well as hints crisp apple cider and lemon peel. It becomes quite farmy after a little while, with notes of barley and straw.
    • Taste
      A hint of milk chocolate to start, before settling into a very malty territory, with just a hint of lemon, as well as some bitter oak and cloves.
    • Finish
      Lingering oak-y bitterness, as well as a pinch of salt.

  4. jazzpianofingers scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/03/02/on-location-scapa/

    [Batch unknown] July 2017

    N: Mildly sweet, gingery malty>honeyed spirit.
    T: Arrives fairly innocuously without any dram, developing on a chocolate/maltiness.
    F: Short/medium finish on sweetish ginger. Doesn’t mind a drop of water.
    C: Really not too bad, not spirity nor immature. I needed more time with it but found this on par with the new HP 10yo [blog], I had just previously tried. More surprisingly, i find this a touch more favourable than the 16yo Orcadian.Scores a C-

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/10/21/whisky-squad-149-judgement-day/

    [Batch 2] October 2017

    N: Rose water jam & quince jelly, fruity sweets, rose leather, wafer thin sweet light meat, soft and floral.
    T: Some cardboard for sure. There’s nothing terribly wrong here except that the palate doesnt quite deliver - a little lacking in body. 
    F: Rose water/quince jelly icecream-putty, dry cardboard icecream but some seriously salivating action at the end. Malty quince, a little vanilla.
    C: Unique, stylistic whisky but once the wow factor had dissipated it was demoted from an initial [Rosebank-y] super-league status to something far more modest, though one table scored this at 90+. The palate let it down in the main for me, but anything that starts and finishes well can be dangerously quaffable. Hazarding a guess, i firmly ruled out Scapa. Turns out it’s a Scapa, one of their NAS range that i’d not tried before. I scored it an 84 with a collective group score of 86, another solid gold. At £32 it won a SBWM solid gold.Scores a C+

  5. The Macallan scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Allright and not to bad at all!
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  6. Cubey666 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Tasted at Story Tellers: Tasting Whisky in January 2017

    surprisingly fruity and sweet
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  8. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    get a sample bottle like i did, nothing special about this that warrants a full bottle especially when it’s way overpriced
    • Nose
      grass, butter, honey, light fruits, earthy funk, smoke, light wood, hints of yeast
    • Taste
      sweet, flat spicy, citrus, spices, vanilla, light to dark fruits, stewed fruits, floral spices, grains, light honey
    • Finish
      short, grass, honey, light fruits, light wood, smoke, thin charred sugar-ry oak at the back with a touch of oily butter

  9. stefsel111 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  10. martinni scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

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