Orkney’s Scapa Distillery has been relatively quiet since it was acquired by the Chivas Brothers unit of Pernod Ricard in 2005, but that’s about to change. Scapa is releasing its first new bottling since the Chivas acquisition — a 16-year-old malt that’s available only in France now, but will be available in many markets early in 2009. Neil MacDonald of Chivas tells us what’s been going on behind the scenes at Scapa for the last three years. In the news, the latest Evan Williams Single Barrel is heading to retailers, Old Pulteney is going through renovations, and you could win a bottle of the rare White Bowmore…plus more on the 75th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition!

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