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Scapa 16 Year Old

Lot: 6139824

Scapa 16 Year Old

Winning Bid: £110

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Scapa
Age: 
16 Year Old
Vintage: 
N/A
Region: 
Island
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
40%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Scapa 16 Year Old

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 it was 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.

Scapa released this 16 year old expression in 2008 to replace the popular 14 year old. Highly regarded in its time, the 16 year old was discontinued in 2015.

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