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Scapa 16 year old

I feel a bit sorry for Scapa.  Being the "other distillery" on Orkney, the little brother to the iconic Highland Park, can't be easy.   If this was a brand new distillery in England, or even Scotland, I have sneaky (and perhaps unhealthy) suspicion people would be raving about this light and vibrant spirit.  This expression comes at 40% ABV and the nose has fresh fruit notes, oranges and peach, even fresh paint, but not unpleasant.  More fruit and some perhaps biscuit notes in the taste, honeyed and smooth, slightly spicy and gingery finish with wood notes.  Overall this is bright and vibrant but quite light and perhaps not overly complex.  Not bad, but not great. If they are deliberately trying to be different to Highland Park (and who could blame them)... they succeeded.  

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  • Country of Origin: Scotland
  • Type: Single Malt
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': Yes

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