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Scapa 16 Year Old the Orcadian

Top 10 Single Malt Scotch

Scapa 16 Year Old the Orcadian shares the Orkney Islands with Highland Park, another distillery on GAYOT.com's Top 10 Single Malt Scotch list

Scapa 16 Year Old the Orcadian
Orkney Islands

Scapa is not just "the other distillery" on the Orkney Islands, having been founded as early as 1885. Scapa makes legendary Single Malt in their 16-year-old "the Orcadian." Gorgeous to look at with its golden amber hue, this malt produces prodigious, thick, slow-flowing legs down the side of the glass. The nose dances with fresh berries and light smoke as the sea saltiness washes through. Approachable with its creamy honey and broken, subtle peat mixed in with chocolate and pepper, it has a memorable palate. With its dry, peaty and rich finish, this un-chill-filtered whisky has both the personality of a classic malt and the attitude of an innovator.

Price: $75


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