ABV: 40 %
Type: Single malt
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 0
Nose: This is fruity and floral. At first there’s a floral note sitting on top of a cola and honey layer. Somewhere in between there’s a hint of cherries and mild ginger. In the background there is an earthy soil note which gives the whole thing a dry character. With time it becomes sweeter and the honey note is increasingly getting stronger and eventually joined by a vanilla creaminess. This is a nice and pleasant nose.
Mouth: It starts out mild without giving anything away. The first thing to come through is the honey and vanilla cream sweetness. It takes a while for the fruity and floral side to arrive. It’s quite savory and the fruitiness is more leaning towards apples and a hint of coconut. The mild ginger and the cola note are now in the background but they are still detectable. A hint of citrus fruits is also in there. The oakiness do peek through, but it takes some time.
Finish: A mild spicyness and a sour note is first to arrive. After a second or two the ginger and the cola note start to build up and they stay in the mouth for a long time. They are eventually joined by a pretty anonymous oakiness. There is a slight nuttiness, but the cola note is sort of surpressing it. The fruitiness and the floral notes are almost completely invisible. After a few sips there is a small build up of a greasy oily note in the back, which gives it an extra dimension. This is an nice whisky with some good notes in there, but it lacks some complexity.
Scapa Skiren was released in september 2015. It’s aged in first fill american ex-bourbon barrels for an undisclosed amount of time.