Saturday, March 10, 2007

Scapa - an amazing treat

This Scapa was from a single cask care of Mackillops. D&M club label on it - many thanks to them for the find.
This one has a terrific malty sweetness and some spices. Nose has cottan candy in it. Body is very complex and vibrant. Finish is stolen from the older Highland Parks, but without the Sherry. Almost tastes like some cinnamon.
And here are the official tasting notes: Deep gold color with slow, thick legs. The nose is composed of white chocolate, red fruit, white pepper, loads of malt and vanilla, and a burning Viking ship in the distant harbor. The body is thick and mouth coating. The flavors are chewy, with loads of cocoa up front, followed by vanilla and a very pure sweetness. The back part of this is where it shows off its island origins—sea salt shows up, followed by a light dressing of barley sugar candy then there’s the smoke—pure, dry, filling the sky at sunset.

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