Sunday, 22 December 2013

Scapa 16 year old

Advent Calendar 21/24.  Never had a Scapa before. 

Scapa 16 year old, 40% A-


Nose – Light, fresh, a little burnt orange marmalade, loads of mellow orange citrus and grapefruit, cream and malt.  Buttered toast.  Very pleasant, sweet and fruity.

Body – Creamy, more mellow fruit, very smooth but then with a touch of raw malt and a little spicy wood midway.

Finish – Ripe, structured, balanced – medium/long length.  Some more citrus.  Long malt at the finish.

What's not good about it:  The wood spice is a little high in the mix.  Not massively exciting – a little polite but without the elegance that needs.

What’s good about it:  Fruity, sweet, great malt.  Sweet and balanced delivery.  Finish is fine.

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