The Scapa distillery was
established in 1885 by Glasgow
distillers Townsend & MacFarlane. The
distillery is located at Scapa Flow an
area famous for its role in both World
Wars as it linked the North Sea with the
Atlantic Ocean. The entire German naval
fleet was scuttled their after World War
I. During World War I sailors of the
Royal Navy saved the distillery from
being destroyed by fire.
the distillery was purchased by the Bloch
Brothers Ltd who already owned Glen Scotia in Campbeltown.
Hiram Walker then bought the distillery in 1954. They rebuilt the distillery in
1959 adding amongst other things a Lomond still.
The distillery is now owned Allied Distillers
Ltd. Sadly the Scapa distillery was
mothballed in 1994. In 2005
Pernod-Ricard took control of Allied but
so far they have shown no indication of
Most of the
whisky that was produced at Scapa was
used in blends such as Teacher's and Ballantine's,
but there was a few official bottlings
of Scapa single malt released.
Scapa Tasting Notes
12 Year Old Single Malt. Colour:
Amber gold. Nose:
Fruity and cereal sweetness. Taste:
Floral and slightly bitter fruity and
Chocolaty hints, average length finish.