Scapa Skiren, 40%

Price: $60 Issue: Winter 2015 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

A new NAS expression from Scapa on Orkney, matured entirely in first-fill American oak casks. An initial hint of lime cordial, then musty peaches, almonds, cinnamon, and table salt. More peaches on the palate, with tinned pear and a little honey. Tingling spices in the drying finish, which soon becomes quite bitter - detracting from the overall balance.