Scapa 2005 Gordon and Macphail release
Scapa 2005 is an independently bottled single malt from this Orkney island distillery. The whisky was bottled by independent bottlers Gordon and Macphail. The only official releases from this distillery to be widely available is the brilliant Skiren
and Glansa and does not have an age statement.
Scapa distillery was founded in 1885 and has operated with brief interruptions ever since. The single malt produced at Scapa distillery was a very important component to the legendary 'Ambassador blend'. In 1959 the distillery was fitted with innovative, yet un-popular 'Lomond Stills'. These stills were replaced in the early 1980s as maintaining them was too burdensome. In 2004 the distillery launched the highly acclaimed 14 year old expression which was replaced with a 16 year old expression in 2008. This distillery is currently owned by industry giant Pernod Ricard through its subsidiary Chivas Brothers.
Gordon and Macphail
Founded in Elgin in 1895 as a 'family grocers, tea, wine and spirits merchants'. Today the company is still family managed and has a legendary status among independent bottlers. It could even be said that Gordon and Macphail started the independent bottlings trade in the mid 1960s. When they released casks of single malt whisky from various distilleries, many of those distilleries didn't even have an official single malt release. Gordon and Macphail has its very own whisky distillery: Benromach in Forres, Morayshire.