Scapa 14 YO

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JimHall
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Scapa 14 YO

Postby JimHall » Fri Apr 01, 2005 1:19 pm

Recently tasted (just the one) Scapa 14 YO. I was very surprised how diffrent it was from the Scapa 12 YO which I have had for a long time and enjoyed.
The 14YO to me was more fruity and floral and a very pleasant dram indeed.
Also I don't know how long the 14YO has been on the market.
Any views ?

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Postby bamber » Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:09 pm

I like it. Reminded me a little of Clynelish 14YO, which is very popular with the folks here on the forum.

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Postby Lawrence » Sat Apr 02, 2005 12:20 am

If memory serves correctly the 14 year old (green tube) was introduced last fall in the UK.

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Postby Admiral » Sat Apr 02, 2005 12:35 am

I believe Lawrence is correct. I recall the bottling coincided with the owner's decision to restore Scapa. I suppose the move to a 14yo was driven more by availability of stocks, rather than a decision to simply release an alternative expression?

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Postby Tom » Sun Apr 03, 2005 12:36 pm

I agree with your notes on the 14 in comparisie with the 12Y.
More fruity, floral and more delicate and refined. to me its a different whisky then the old 12Y old. A "standard" of sorts.


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