Chivas Brothers has extended its range of Scapa Scotch whisky with the launch of a new single malt, called Skiren.
The Scotch is distilled in a “unique” barrel-shaped Lomond wash still – the only remaining working Lomond in the Scotch whisky industry – to create a “richer and fruitier honeyed spirit”.
After distillation, Scapa Skiren is matured in First Fill American Oak casks, to impose “a smooth creamy sweetness with a hint of tropical, citrus fruit and coastal heather”.
Scapa Master Distiller, Brian MacAulay, said: “It has been a real pleasure to bring the dynamic and unexpected contrasts of Orkney to life in Scapa Skiren.
“It is a product of our island; forged by the elements and the expertise of our dedicated team who use traditional methods and skills honed over several generations to create our distinctive Island malt with its unique smooth honeyed taste.”
Scapa Skiren will be available from September in selected retailers in the UK and France at an RRP of US$60. We are checking on travel retail availability; previously the 16 year old Scapa Malt has made its way into several international airport duty free stores.
Scapa distillery recently opened its doors to the public for the first time since its launch in 1885. Chivas Brothers opened a visitors centre at the Scapa distillery in May and has recently upped production. The upgrade is part of a new push for the island site, the distillery was mothballed from 1994 to 2004.
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