Scapa Skiren batch SK01, 0,7L, 40,0%
Situated on Orkney Island and has the same owner as Highland Park. Closed in 1993, but operative since 2004 and modernized several times. So-called Lomond stills were used, but having removed the plates, they now operate as an ordinary still.
Scapa Skiren is a 2015 release from the Orkney distillery. Aged in first-fill American oak casks, this is creamy and sweet with notes of tropical fruit and heather.
Nose: Runny honey and fresh cream. Hints of apple and a touch of anise. Maybe some crushed nuts.
Taste: Continued honey warmth and richness. Sparks of juicy pear and lemon peel. Touches of oak develop further on, bringing some balancing spice.
Finish: Medium length and a bit sweet, with lasting oak lasting.