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