Scotland’s Newest 16-Year-Old

Scapa malt whisky is reaping the benefits of some aging whisky stocks found in its cellars. Scapa 16-Year-Old replaced the Scapa 14-Year-Old in February as the premium single-malt whisky from Scotland’s Orkney Islands, and the rare liquor is sold for $75. The family-owned Scapa distillery, founded in 1885, is run by just four people and still uses water from the nearby heather-scented spring distilled in two pots for up to 100 hours. The result is a sweet, velvety taste that improves with age with a hint of briny favor that comes from the distillery’s proximity to the sea. (www.scapamalt.com)

—Alexandra Foster


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