Scapa 17 Years
Single bourbon barrel #484 bottled exclusivity for the United Kingdom market. Just 173 bottles. Scapa 17 Year Old 2005 vintage Orcadian single malt Scotch whisky. Single First Fill Bourbon Barrel #484 bottled August 2022 for the United Kingdom market by Gordon & MacPhail for the Connoisseurs Choice series. 173 bottles. Sweet baked apple aromas complement heather honey and a hint of garden mint. Exotic fruit flavours infuse with dried banana and toasted almonds. A medium finish with soft menthol and oak.
Scapa Distillery was established by John Townsend in 1885 close by the shore of Scapa Bay in Scapa Flow near Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands. Scapa Distillery is one of only a very few Scottish distilleries to have retained some Corten steel washbacks and is equipped with just two stills including a novel wash still which incorporates the shell of an old Lomond still. In contrast to the other Kirkwall distillery Scapa Distillery produces only unpeated single malt whisky. Official and independent bottlings are quite limited in number due in part to low production levels during the past decades.