Scapa Skiren, The Orcadian

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12585
Scapa
Scotland, Islands
Single Malt Whisky
40%
0.7 l
Original bottling
First-Fill oak casks
SK01
Artifical colouring - With
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Sweet:
Honey:
Fruit:
Herbs:
Vanilla:
Heather:
Banana:
Caramel:
Floral:
Pineapple:
Zitrus:
Cake:
Green Apple:
Lemon:
Nuts:
Oil:
Orange:
Spices:
Apple:
Berries:
Cinnamon:
Coconut:
Dark Chocolate:
Medicinal Smoke:
Mint:
Oak:
Peat Smoke:
Pepper:
Tropical Fruit:
Herb:
Tasting
Fruit:
Spices:
Apple:
Oak:
Sweet:
Ginger:
Nuts:
Oil:
Cinnamon:
Seaweed:
Maritime Notes:
Caramel:
Green Apple:
Heather:
Honey:
Malt:
Herbs:
Zitrus:
Herb:
Banana:
Barley:
Chili:
Chocolate:
Coffee:
Dark Chocolate:
Floral:
Medicinal Smoke:
Orange:
Pear:
Peat Smoke:
Pepper:
Vanilla:
Finish
Oak:
Seaweed:
Maritime Notes:
Nuts:
Oil:
Fruit:
Spices:
Sweet:
Honey:
Malt:
Orange:
Zitrus:
Ginger:
Grapefruit:
Grass:
Green Apple:
Peat Smoke:
Pepper:
Vanilla:
Herbs:
Herb:
Alcohol:
Almonds:
Apple:
Cake:
Chocolate:
Cinnamon:
Coffee:
Dark Chocolate:

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3.6 Rate
25
Tasting Notes 10

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01. Feb 2016
Nosing:
FruitOrangeLemonSweetHoneyHerbsCaramelVanilla
Taste:
OakSpicesCoffee
Finish:
Medium with light bitterness
Comment:
Nosing:
Balanced with clementines and some heather honey.
Taste:
Spicy ginger and baked apples.
Finish:
Full, slightly dry and maritime.
Comment:
27. Nov 2018
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 ≙ 79 pts
20. May 2017
Nosing: HoneyVanillaTropical FruitBananaPineappleSweetCaramelFloralHerbsMintGreen AppleCinnamonCake citrus

Taste: OakSpicesFruitAppleSweetHoneyHerbsFloralAppleCinnamon zesty citric fruit shells

Finish: Medium, slightly bitter SpicesOakMaltAlmondsOrangeGrapefruitGreen AppleGrass

Comment: What a great whisky. Very complex, even though it is a NAS whisky. The aromas somewhat resemble a bourbon, which, I think, does make sense since this whisky was matured in the first-fill American oak casks. The nose is sweet and creamy with honey dominating, and the honey aroma reminds me the fresh honey just extracted from cells of a beehive. The palate is oaky and spicy at the beginning, but then it becomes fruity and sweet with notes of a baked red apple, cinnamon, honey and zesty citric fruit. The finish is oaky and nutty with a light grapefruit-like bitterness.
The fruity notes resemble not the ripe fruit, but rather a fruit pie or a cake. The official tasting notes say that there is a ginger on a palate, but I personally think that it is rather a zesty citric note. Anyway, I have enjoyed this whisky a lot, and I think it is very worth trying. Looking forward to trying the Scapa 16 years old))
Nosing: Medicinal SmokePepperVanillaCoconut

Taste: PepperSeaweed

Finish: Medium; mostly smooth with a little bite

Comment: To me, not terribly complex or peaty, but it is quite pleasant and accessible. Peppery and light.
SirErol
29. Jun 2016
Nosing: FruitFloralHoneyCaramelSweetVanilla

Taste: SpicesOakCaramelDark Chocolate

Finish: Dark ChocolateOakCoffee dark coffee

Comment:
DaFin
23. May 2016

Comment: plain whisky. Don't tell me anything
DaFin
12. Jul 2016
Nosing: BananaDark Chocolate

Taste:

Finish:

Comment: Every time I taste it, I like it more
DaFin
28. Dec 2016
Nosing: VanillaHoneyBanana

Taste: BananaChocolateCinnamon

Finish: Little bitter

Comment: I must in my shelf
tcbaughan
26. Jun 2017