Scapa Glansa

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Orcardian
American Oak Casks
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Batch GL01
Added on
07 Sep 2016 9:52 pm by RoyC

Average value

€ 56.57

4 × in wishlist

127 × member ratings

201 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Scapa Glansa

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.69 points

  1. pdby scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Boring whisky. Everything seems to be in balance in the body, but in basic magpies it is drunk very faded and watery, perhaps if they had given at least 43-46, it would have been a completely different matter. A nice melon in the aroma, everything else is very mediocre.
    • Nose
      Pretty faded, slightly aromatic, slightly diluted. Ripe melon, smoked citruses, a little honey and zest, vanilla nuances, animal tones, smoke.
    • Taste
      Sluggish, light bitterness, dries pretty well, barely noticeable sweetness and sourness of citruses, it seems like balance, but it seems boring. Malt, honey, smoked citrus, a little black pepper.
    • Finish
      Dry, bitter, short. Barrel, malt, smoked meats and citruses.

  2. Gilles_V scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    An excellent whisky to drink in the morning, after a short walk. During the day or in the evening, its 40% unfortunately gives it an uninteresting aqueous side.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Magnificent nose on citrus fruits, in particular tangerine, all slightly perfumed with peat.
    • Taste
      64 64
      Far too fluid. But why is the Scapa almost always bottled at only 40% ???
    • Finish
      79 79
      Quite short but interesting (cereals and peat very present, on the smoky side).

  3. Jackson05 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    1 of 9 scapa at a club tasting.

    Yet another one at 40abv. Should be higher. Especially for scapa, which is a fairly tame profile, but still tasty.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Brine, melon, honey, pepper, ashy, lemon zest, weakish nose, even by scapa standards.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Soft vegetal peat, salt, lemon honey cough drops, touch of mint, underpowered.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Don’t blink, soft salt, lemon, white pepper and ginger.

  4. robain scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    • Nose
      85 85
      Pear, Vanilla, Tart
    • Taste
      84 84
      Pear, Paper, pepper, smoke
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. schengel10 scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    A NAS original bottling from Scapa; Interesting and neat malt, unfortunately very expensive!
    • Nose
      fruity (citrus), light, soft, gentle campfire smoke;
    • Taste
      pleasantly soft onset, light smoke, sweet (honey), caramel, subtle fruit notes; Vanilla, young, one-dimensional;
    • Finish
      very short finish; pleasant fruity finish;

  6. thijs100 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      A light peatiness, which is to be expected from a peated cask finish. It goes hand in hand with a salty sea spray and some brine. A whisper of vanilla, accompanied by a good amount of ripe banana.
    • Taste
      Fairly dry and quite peaty, with some soot and tar to boot. Notes of toasted oak, heather and a light touch of honey round everything out.
    • Finish
      Subtle peat, drying.

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 64 points Connoisseur

    RubbishManufactured crap with a really bad aftertaste

    The nose is ok but it's all downhill from there.

    I picked the Scapa 16 what a nosedive in quality this and the Skiren are in comparison.
    • Nose
      71 71
    • Taste
      60 60
    • Finish
      62 62

  8. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. peatbogger scored this whisky 76 points Specialist

    A pseudo peated whisky at a slighty too high price.

    Tasted at Scapa distillery.
    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      74 74

  10. peatbogger scored this whisky 76 points Specialist

    It is not made with peated barley, rather getting the peat note from re-using what I suspect are Islay casks.
    • Nose
      Never found this level of articulate peat in an Orcadian before. More briny than heathery. But still very fleeting and elusive.

      Soft fruit on pear and pineapple.

      A little vanilla and some fatty almonds.
    • Taste
      Peat smoke also on initial arrival, although weak. A little young and rough, but there are some sweet fruit to soften it.
    • Finish
      Rather short with some oaky dryness to it.


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