Scapa 14yo

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Scapa 14yo

Postby patrick dicaprio » Wed Dec 07, 2005 1:10 am

I am currently drinking a bottle of this malt. well not actually a bottle all at once. :D i have not been able to find much in the way of notes so i was wondering what others thought of it. i havent finished mine but i really enjoyed it.

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 :P )

Finish: A nicely long and firm finish.

Pat

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Postby MGillespie » Wed Dec 07, 2005 2:33 am

I tasted this about a year ago, and while I don't have any tasting notes available, I do remember it as fairly good, and something I would consider buying...

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Postby Lawrence » Wed Dec 07, 2005 3:11 am

Loch Fyne Whisky of the year......

I think it's quite good.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:26 am

Fruit cocktail. Light, but very nice.

No peat that I can detect!

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Postby patrick dicaprio » Wed Dec 07, 2005 2:04 pm

MrTattieHeid wrote:Fruit cocktail. Light, but very nice.

No peat that I can detect!


interesting. i will have to nose it again, maybe i am mistaking it for something else.

Pat

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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Dec 07, 2005 5:37 pm

Of course, my other open bottles at the moment are Uigeadail and Lagavulin 25.

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Postby Tom » Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:43 pm

Thought it was quite good, slightly better then the old 12.
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.

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Postby DaveM » Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:20 pm

Patrick, check the nose again, man :lol: . Scapa 14 is not peated. I like it too, but was rather fond of the brine in their earlier offering.

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Postby Nock » Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:00 am

I am very curious patrick to know if you got any peat.

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)

Nock

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Postby patrick dicaprio » Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:17 pm

DaveM wrote:Patrick, check the nose again, man :lol: . Scapa 14 is not peated. I like it too, but was rather fond of the brine in their earlier offering.


i checked it again and damn if i still dont get peat. i am wondering if there is something wrong with the bottle. or my nose!!

Pat

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Postby Scotchio » Thu Dec 08, 2005 6:42 pm

As far as I'm aware Scapa is usually unpeated but is made using peaty water not that it makes a difference to the flavour so if you cant smell peat it might be because there is no peat.

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Postby PeatPirate » Thu Dec 08, 2005 8:59 pm

Hi all,

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.

Greetz,

PP

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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Dec 09, 2005 8:00 am

I've gotten to quite like my bottle. Be forewarned, though, if you're used to peat monsters and unwatered cask strengths, you will find it very light at first.

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Postby Frodo » Sat Dec 10, 2005 6:46 am

I don't drink CS whiskies, and rarely have peat monsters anymore, but this I still find very light - but not austere!

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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Mar 20, 2006 5:01 pm

A few months ago I tried the Scapa 14 at the recommendation of a few others who named this as one of their favourite malts.
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,
WH

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Postby Jan » Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:24 pm

WhiskyHammer wrote:Sorry to all Scapa fans,
WH


It's Ok - we forgive you 8)

Cheers
Jan


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