Whiskybase

Scapa 2003

Overall rating
86.33/100
votes
44
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillery Reserve Collection
Vintage
10.06.2003
Bottled
29.07.2015
Stated Age
12 years old
Casknumber
9 - 12 & 14 - 16
Number of bottles
2148
Strength
58.5 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Added on
27 Apr 2016 8:46 am by orkneywhisky
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 233.08

4 × in wishlist

44 × member ratings

86 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Scapa 2003

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.33 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2019] I had this dram during a FoSM club tasting.

    This is a fine modern whisky with significant wood impact but a rich and tasty distillate too. Easy to drink and (most probably) enjoyable for both old style and modern whisky lovers...
    • Nose
      88 88
      The colour is pale straw and the nose offers a rich fruity profile with over-ripe bananas, apples, pineapples and many more. Fine spices keep the sweetness under control, later the wood helps with bitter notes. Not too bad...
    • Taste
      89 89
      The taste is very sweet on fruits, sugars, honeys and whatever else is sweet in a whisky... But again the spices and woods counter this greatly creating a back and forth of sweet and bitter-hot flavours that is interesting to follow (and enjoyable).
    • Finish
      87 87
      The dram arrives warming and nicely coating on the palate with some peppery moments due to the high proof. The finish is long and turns more bitter (herbs and tannins at work), a little too much according to my taste buds. Water releases waxy aromas in the nose and turns the taste smoother, intermingling the sweet and bitter notes somewhat. I like to explore this dram neat but prefer to drink it somewhat reduced afterwards.

  2. Goethe scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Great Scapa from the distillery, very herbal and coastal.Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10
    • Nose
      Yellow fruits (citrus, apples, some pears, pineapple), very tropical, caramel, vanilla, hints of smoke, salt, herbs.
    • Taste
      Yellow fruits, tropical fruits, caramel, vanilla, more herbs, salty, some pepper.
    • Finish
      Long. Fruits, vanilla, a lot of herbs, some smoke and oak.

  3. WhiskyMonster scored this whisky 66 points Member Senior

    Tropical fruits and sweet eucalyptus dominates the powerful nose, little room for any oak (some bourbonesque virgin-oak notes present however). Initial taste is hard to pin down as at this strength it doesn't want to stay put. After calming down with some water it gives a bit more, hints of dry toast but little more than expected from the nose. Finish is much more impressive, with a layer of smouldering pineapple. Nice understated design with the muted label and smaller bottle.
    • Nose
      69 69
    • Taste
      55 55
    • Finish
      72 72

  4. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Daan Tje scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Sweet fruits like banana, pear and peach, exploding in every corner of the mouth...hazelnut, canesugar....wow!!!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. Patrick93 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  7. steinrich scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    beautiful Scapa with age and in cask strength, you will not find often these days ...
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. OffsideMcLarsen scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Color: ... not worth mentioning, some gins are darker, but no matter ... I know straw yellow ...

    Nose: ... first alcohol, the baby has 58.5% ..., fruits, especially apple and pear ... typical bourbon barrel ... after the alcohol is a little gone, exotic fruits are added ...

    Palate: ... there she is, the slightly salty, maritime note, as they have so many malts from the coast ..., overall quite heavy ..., something sharp is there, blindly I would tap on a Talisker smoothly , The fruitiness dominates the taste. With a little water (does him good) disappears the sharpness, which could also be ginger ...

    Finish: ... without end ... fruity with herbs ...

    ... a beautiful Scapa, very direct and without frills. What I have missed is the honey note, which was the bottlings I know. Overall, no malt for eternity but a very good daily dram. 88 Pts.

  9. Laga93 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    In the nose and on the palate there is a great fruit explosion of exotic fruits. A wonderfully sweet malt.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. Fight65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

Tastingtags

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

Whiskybase

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?

Login