Regular price $88.00
Along the rocky and rugged shores of the Isle of Orkney you will find the Scapa Distillery who have recently released their first peated expression, Scapa Glansa. The name comes from Old Norse for shining storm laden skies and captures the unique history of the isle of Orkney, with its Viking past as well as the stormy spirit inside the bottle. Scapa pride themselves on their dedication to traditional distilling and are one of the few manually run distilleries around today.
Nose: Full of fruit and sweetness. It has tangy citrus fruits alongside subtle orchard fruits - peaches and apples with the tell-tale zest of oranges and lemons. Underneath all this is a dense whiff of bonfire smoke filled with charcoal and sulphur.
Palate: The lemon zest also becomes more pronounced and is joined by some wonderfully smooth caramel, with subtle hints of oak wood. The caramel has depth and character and as well as interacting perfectly with the fruits. The smoke is dense but not overwhelming, allowing the other flavours to show themselves fully.
Finish: Long and winding - allowing the smoke to move like it is coming straight off a peat fire.