Scapa Whisky – Pure Highland Malt Scotch Whisky

Scapa Whisky – Pure Highland Malt Scotch Whisky from Scapa Distillery Orkney

The time………………8 pm
The day……………….Friday
The date……………..20th March 2009
The place…………….Donaghadee Co. Down Ireland (In Philip’s lounge)
In attendance……..Jim and Dougie (The Whisky Boys) Philip Giles (a previous guest taster) and his good friend Brian.
The Whisky…………Scapa 14 Year Old, Distilled April 1991, Bottled Aug 2005. One of only 303 bottles 56.1 Alc/vol

A Pure Highland Malt Scotch Whisky from Scapa Distillery Orkney.the-old-malt-cask
St Ola,
Orkney KA15 1SE
telephone 01856 876585

Bottled by Douglas Laing & Co Ltd
Under their very well known brand name of The Old Malt Cask.

This tasting is one that was arranged as part of our trip to Ireland the celebration of Jacqueline’s mothers life.

All the above were ready and waiting with tongue’s hanging out as this was our first taste of the day and it was a long time coming, and to top it all we had the Whisky Boys wife’s, Philips mother-in-law and wife, Philips two sons and granddaughter, one dog and two cats looking over our shoulders, just watching I can only assume, as they were not going to get near our tasting glasses.

Once again we decided to do a joint tasting where we gathered together all our notes etc. and came to and overall result. This is not the way that The Whisky Boys would normally do things but it suited on this occasion for many reasons, hope this does not make any less of a read than usual.

The Tasting.

Colour. Golden amber.


Nose…Tingling on the nose, dried fruit all gently done.

Taste…Sea salty bitterness and a fruit edge with a tiny touch of smoke.

Finish…A hint of liquorice with a medium to long length.

A very good session everyone really enjoyed this wee dram.  This Scotch is available out there, either in specialist shops or travel retail outlets and would strongly recommend anyone to purchase a bottle or two as this is maybe a very pleasant change from their usual tipple.

We can recommend that you visit the Scapa website, their are some very interesting items for all to peruse, happy reading.

Remember if you manage to find a bottle or indeed get up to Kirkwall remember to tell them The Whisky Boys sent you.

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