Scapa 16 Review

This is a 16 year expression from Scapa that was recently discontinued. It’s bottled at 40% ABV.

Nose: Pear juice, fresh toasted oak, peaches, briny malt, cumin, and a fresh cotton note.

Palate: Doughy malt full of brine again with fresh oak and earth – the fruits have gone MIA.

Finish: Bitter cocoa emerges with new oak notes lingering.

Rating: 83/100 – Simple, but enjoyable – a definitive no-frills dram.

Value for the money: This used to retail around $70, but since it’s been discontinued, it’s harder to find. At retail, it would make an ok buy, but would like to see it closer to $55 or so. I can’t imagine these go for much at auction, so you can probably find a decent deal there.

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