Nose: Fairly well peated with citrus fruits, honey and vanilla. Well rounded and is a bit sensitive to water.
Palate: A good balance of spiciness and sweetness, with a nice body (if only that described my wife )
Finish: A nicely long and firm finish.
did not make notes obviously However I do remember the same flavors as MrT. Very fruity, and so is the 12. If I remember correct there was lots of yellow fruit, banana and exotic fruit. Didn't get the peat I think but since I have no notes, can't be sure.
Either way IMHO Scapa is quite good.
This is one of three bottles I am considering for my next purchase. I am trying to buy a bottle that will be a strong departure from heavy peated Islay malts. I was thinking of either Dalwinnie 15yo, Glengoyne 10yo, or Scapa 14yo.
Is Scapa worth it? I just want one bottle for reference (mainly for friends who come over and don't like Ardbeg, Laphroaig or Lagavulin)
I like the new bottling of Scapa 14 a lot (the one in the round tube, not the cardboard box)
Nice grassy, sweet an fruity, with just a little smoke here and there. It has a firm body and a rather long fruity (pineapple?) finish. Good value for money ( € 40,00 for 1 litre). Nice summer dram.
Didn't find the peat, mentioned in some other posts.
Unfortunately, I was wholly unimpressed.
Yes I did find it to be light and flowery, but it came across more as being very watery and a great disappointment.
Sorry to all Scapa fans,
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