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Scapa 1974 Douglas Laing 25 Year Old

Lot: 221113

Scapa 1974 Douglas Laing 25 Year Old

Winning Bid: £625

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Scapa
Age: 
25 year old
Vintage: 
1974
Region: 
Island
Bottler: 
Douglas Laing
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
50%
Bottle Size: 
70CL
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Scapa 1974 Douglas Laing 25 Year Old 

The Old Malt Cask series is one of the most established independent labels on the market. It was launched by Douglas Laing in 1998 and bottled by them until 2013 when the brand became part of the Hunter Laing portfolio instead.

This is a 1974 vintage Scapa, bottled in May 2000.

Scapa distillery was the third to be constructed on Orkney, preceded by Highland Park and Stromness, although out-lasting the latter. It was built in 1885, and its early history was blighted with fires and closures. It was bought by Canadian giants, Hiram Walker, in 1954. As with several of their other distilleries, they experimented with the use of Lomond stills, installing Scapa's in 1959. Although itwas decommissioned 20 years later, the still itself continues to be used, now without the rectifying plates. It is the only one of this type still producing Scotch whisky. Its single malt has been bottled since the 1970s, first under license by Gordon & MacPhail, with a 10 year old distillery bottling then launched in the 1980s. Scapa has since passed through the hands of Allied Distillers and is now part of the Pernod-Ricard portfolio. 

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