Review #75 - Scapa Skiren
Nose: Warm honey. Clotted cream. Ripe pear, bitter orange peel, apple, a little fennel seed.
Palate: The honey sweetness continues. Fresh crushed malt, sweet cream, pear, dried orange, lemon, a little pineapple. Hints of oak and vanilla.
Finish: Medium. Sweet oak and a dusting of cinnamon.
Verdict: It's a fine whiskey. But it's not a great one. Comparing this to the 16 year, though, this falls far, far short of it. The 16 was my favorite warm summer day scotch. This is...boring.
Would I buy this: At the price they want for it, not a chance.
Would I order this in a bar: Probably not.
Would I drink this if someone gave me a glass: Sure! It's certainly not bad. It's just not memorable or exciting in any way.