Country: Scotland
Region: Highlands
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 40%
Score: 86 points

This is the new Scapa…the result of serious changes in the distillery’s wood policy by Chivas Brothers. Older casks were re-racked into first-fill bourbon casks to produce the 16, and the nose is classic bourbon cask, with oak and vanilla notes, chocolate and caramel. The taste is spicy and aromatic with black pepper notes and hints of vanilla and cinnamon underneath The finish is spicy with a touch of caramel candy sweetness. I look forward to seeing the results of the new wood policy on future releases.