Normally kept for post-dinner drams, my Scapa 16 was pulled out of the bar for an early evening taste. A good choice!
The Islander has quite a colorful nose – aromatic purple flowers like lavender sit in a fruit basket of papaya and apricots as citrus infused honey is drizzled quite liberally over the bouquet. All the while sitting next to a bowl of cereal and kneaded dough. A pleasant nose to awaken all your senses.
The medium bodied oily palate starts off white peppery spicy followed by the pleasant sweetness of honey and toffee.
A decent finish brings you rock melon and papaya. The papaya! It’s so strong in this one.
All in all a very decent dram – something to be had quite regularly.