Ballantines Scapa Limited Edition 17 Year Old Blended Scotch: is exactly the kind of whisky you’d want when while relaxing in your den. On the nose: there is a very strong waft of malt and spices – followed up by honey and citrus; giving the impression of a lemon honey drizzle cake. palate: on the first sip you’ll notice some medicinal and peaty notes. However, on the second sip it starts to get very sweet, with a suggestion of spices and orange; in fact you may start to get a taste of marzipan. The finish: has quote a moderate alcohol kick and a light taste of liquorice.
The verdict: I was genuinely shocked at the amount of tasty notes this blended whisky produced. It actually starts to become quite moreish. Although this is not a single malt scotch, it has to be enjoyed straight, or with a very small amount of mineral water to allow the flavours to breathe.
Ballantines Scapa Limited Edition 17 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky can be found online at The Whisky Shop for approximately £92