Island or more correctly named Coastal whiskies all have a common trait. The maturation takes place by the sea. The old dunnage warehouses literally reek of the briny sea air. Scapa is unique for an island whisky as its malted barley is entirely unpeated. The water is the secret of Scapa. We know how carefully this was selected by the complexity and considerable cost the founders went to. Orkney has literally thousands of burns (streams). Having decided on creating a ‘coastal’ single malt the distillery location had to be by the sea and like many distilleries it is sited on a burn - the Lingro burn. (Distillery Notes) The Scapa 16 year old is an extremely elegant dram that is very easy to enjoy.