Little Duos, immediately Scapa OB vs semi-OB

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February 9, 2022


Little Duos, immediately Scapa OB vs. semi-OB

Scapa is Pernod-Ricard’s Orkney malt. I discover that the title was a tad extra distinguished ten or twenty years in the past, however which will simply be a incorrect impression.
Do you know that Sapa was additionally a trend model? Certainly, identical to Brora (cashmeres).

Scapa 'Glansa' (40%, OB, +/-2021)

Scapa ‘Glansa’ (40%, OB, +/-2021) Three stars and a half

With an NAS at 40% vol., we do not converse a lot. Plainly that is completed in ex-peaty-malt casks, which is simply in-cask mixing in our ebook. They need to name these (many try this lately) blended malts, no? Color: gold. Nostril: there, naturally, this slightly works, with a sense of Ardmore and a few slightly pretty whiffs of meadow flowers and lighter compost. I am even discovering notes of fino sherry (that mineral smoke) and fermented plums. Oh and bandages and ointments within the background. Mouth: a blended malt, slightly on smoked espresso, with some cigar ashes and, as soon as once more, a slightly smoky sort of sherry. We’re extraordinarily removed from Scapa’s mild honeyed floralness, however certainly it is a high quality drop. Good blended malt. End: I am additionally discovering just a little mustard on this high quality blended malt. Extra fino, that is nice. Feedback: congrats to the blenders, very high quality piece of labor. At 46% vol., this well-crafted in-cask blended malt could be a killer. After which, once more, who am I.

SGP:364 – 84 factors.

And now, precisely the other…

Scapa 24 yo 1993/2018 (61.2%, La Distillerie Générale, 1st fill sherry butt, cask #963, 1164 bottles)

Scapa 24 yo 1993/2018 (61.2%, La Distillerie Générale, 1st fill sherry butt, cask #963, 1164 bottles) Five stars

These are wee 37.5cl bottles. La Distillerie Générale is Pernod, in addition they do cognacs inside this vary, for instance, however at all times solely their very own makes. Not not like what, for instance, UD did with the Uncommon Malts. Yeah, proper, there was no cognacs withing the Uncommon Malts vary, however you get the image, please cease quibbling ;-). Color: amber. Nostril: maintain on, that is good. Millionaire shortbread, Mars bars, plain caramel and Golden Grahams. Excellent, even at 61% vol. With water: sultanas, dried jujubes, rambutans, figs, then concrete, fumes, engine oil, extra Mars bars, chocolate, hoisin sauce… That is magnificent certainly. Mouth (neat): dazzling petroly sherry, with gorgeous miso and rooster inventory. However then once more, 61% vol…. With water: good walnut wine, soups, shares, ashes, paraffin and polishes, bouillons, some tar… End: lengthy, with the identical descriptors plus one thing each extra medicinal and extra on rancio. Feedback: good, however cautious along with your pipette and your H2O (and overlook about spoons), it could drop out slightly abruptly and change into too dry and tea-ish. In any other case, it is an actual wonderful old-school sherry monster and definitely my favorite Scapa from the previous couple of years.

SGP:561 – 92 factors.

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