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[21 Sep 2015 | 2 Comments | ]
Scapa Skiren – Review

Scapa the “other” Orcadian distillery (Orcadian meaning located on the island of Orkney), has just recently opened its gates to visitors, as it opened a new visitor center in April 2015. From a whisky geek’s point of view Scapa is a bit different than the other distilleries as it hosts A unique barrel-shaped Lomond wash still – the only remaining …

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[30 Aug 2012 | 7 Comments | ]
Celebrating 500 posts with Highland Park 40

So, 500 posts eh? Who would have believed? When I started blogging in English about whisky, I never thought I’d reach 500 posts, and now We’re actually there (and even beyond the 500 mark). How was it you ask? It was sheer fun. Let me tell you It’s not easy posting every few days ( every 2.19 days to be …

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[16 Apr 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Tasting Highland park ‘Thor’

Highland Park is one of my top 3 distilleries, and there are always a few HP bottles in my bar at any given moment, I like it that much. Earlier this year, HP caused quite a stir in the whisky puddle after a massive PR campaign for their latest expression “Thor” the 16 year old whisky. A twitter account was …

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[4 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Tasting Highland Park 21 year old

This 21 year old has an interesting history. It was first released for Travel retails a few years ago, and was bottled at 47.5% ABV, then Highland park were seeing that it was in high demand and their stocks were low, so the decided to water it down to 40% (still travel retail only), this was a shame since the …

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[4 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Tasting Six Isles Pomerol finish

It’s blend time again. This time a finished blends which i find very interesting. Originally Six Isles is a blended scotch from Ian McLeod distillers consisting of  whiskies from each of Scotland’s whisky producing islands of Islay, Jura, Skye, Mull, Orkney and Arran. This wee dram was further matured (finished) in Pomerol casks (from the Pomerol wine Appellation)

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[15 Feb 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
Tasting Highland Park ‘St. Magnus’ 12 year old

Last year when the ‘Earl Magnus’ 15 year old whisky was released by HP, i was very keen on getting it, and fortunately got hold of a bottle (sans the wooden box, which made the package lighter to send over the pond). The entire EM stock was sold out in less than a day on LFW, and as much as …

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[15 Jul 2010 | 11 Comments | ]

Scapa is the little known ‘Other’ Orkney distillery. Shadowed by the more famous and world renowned ‘Highland Park’ distillery located not far away from it, it produces relatively sweet and unpeated single malts as opposed to many other ‘Island’ drams which are smoky,briny and more coastal.
SCAPA distillery takes it names from the nearby ‘Scapa Flow’ which  is one of Britain’s …

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[8 Jul 2010 | One Comment | ]

Orkney is a fine Island which we often associate with Highland Park, which is one of my favorite distilleries, but as we all know, a second distillery also exist on that windy island: Scapa. While those two distilleries share the same “island” , they do differ greatly in the malt which is produced in each one. While HP is well …

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[16 Jun 2010 | 12 Comments | ]
Tasting HP ‘Earl Magnus’ 15 yo

A few months ago HP issued a very exciting press release about a new expression to be called “Earl Magnus”. As a HP devotee (I love their 12,18,Hjarta and recently reviewed and amazing Single Cask bottling for Maxxium, NL) i was thrilled and ordered my bottle the same day LFW stocked it. As it happens, i was not the only …