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Scapa 18 Year Old Whisky 2018 Cask Strength Edition 52.5%

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Chivas Brothers Distillery Reserve Collection is an exceptional range of single malts that are limited edition, rare and all bottled at natural cask strength. This 2000 vintage Scapa was expertly matured in a single cask for 18 years before being bottled in July 2018. There were just 1512 bottles taken from five exceptional casks at the distillery and released as part of the Distillery Reserve Collection. Plenty of ripe fruit flavours combine with honey and hints of spice giving a truly delightful single malt. 

Country Scotland Age 18 Year Old
Region Island Cask No. 5 Casks
Distillery Scapa Size 50cl
Cask Description   ABV 52.5%
Year Distilled 2000 Shipping Weight 2 Kg
Year Bottled 2018 Description Limited Edition Distillery Release

Scapa distillery is located in the Highlands region, specifically on the island of Orkney near the town of Kirkwall. It is owned by Chivas Brothers (Pernod Ricard).  

The distillery looks directly out over Scapa Flow which happens to be one of the world's biggest natural harbours. As you can imagine the views from the distillery are incredible and a tasting room is currently being built to take advantage of the dramatic outlook over the bay.

The distillery is one of the few remaining that is manually operated. The style of whisky produced has sweet honey and tropical fruit characteristics. Quite unusually there is a barrel shaped Lomond wash-still allowing a luscious, fruity spirit to be produced. Brian MacAuley the master distiller has a life long passion for whisky and works with a small team of artisans using long-established techniques to create Scapa single malt.

The distillery produces a no age statement Scapa Skiren that is matured in first fill bourbon plus there’s the peated Glansa no age statement. Recently there have been a few older vintage releases and also produced is the single cask edition Distillery Reserve Collection

Reviews

Scapa 18 Year Old 2018 Cask Strength Distillery Reserve Edition 52.5%

Official Tasting Notes

Nose: Sweet, honey-baked plums and juicy red apples, ginger, tangy grapefruit.

Taste: Juicy ripe pears balanced with rich all-butter shortbread and delicate heather honey, marzipan and a hint of nutmeg spice.

Finish: Sweet with a gentle spicy finish

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