Pernod Ricard has announced the launch of a new no-age-statement addition to its Scapa single malt whisky brand.
Scapa Skiren (40% ABV) which takes its name from the Old Norse for glittering bright skies, is produced at the still manually operated Scapa distillery on Orkney, where a unique barrel-shaped Lomond wash still – the only remaining working Lomond in the Scotch whisky industry, is used for its distillation.
Matured in first fill American oak casks, Scapa Skiren is described as being smooth and creamy with hints of tropical, citrus fruit and coastal heather.
Commenting on the new release, Brian MacAulay, Scapa Master Distiller, 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 recently opened its distillery to the public for the first time since its launch in 1885, on the wild and untameable Island of Orkney.
Scapa Skiren will initially be launched in the UK and France in September and will be available from selected specialist retailers for an RRP of £38.