Scapa distillery is on Orkney on the shore of Scapa Flow near the town of Kirkwall. It is the second most northern whisky distillery in Scotland, half a mile south of the Highland Park Distillery.
Once boasting the longest fermentation time in the industry at 120 hours. Scapa's fruitiness remains prominent in the wash, and is further refined by distillation in a Lomond-style still.
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These stills were designed in the late 1950s in an attempt to create multiple different flavours from a single pot. The barrel-like necks contained moveable copper baffle plates which could be manipulated to create different levels of reflux.
Today the plates have been removed, but the amount of copper in the necks is still massive. A purifier pipe increases reflux even further, and adds its usual oiliness.
The result is a character that is enhanced by maturation in American oak and refill casks.