Aged for 20 years, bottled in 2013 at 58.6% vol is this vintage 1993 small batch release from the Scapa distillery, Orkney. Released as part of Chivas Brothers Cask Strength Edition series. http://www.abbeywhisky.com/scapa-20-year-old-1993-cask-strength-edition-scotch-whisky
Straight from the Orkney Islands of Scotland, this bottle of Scapa comes from a limited release of only 2,000 bottles that were distilled in 1980 and aged for a full 25 years before bottling at cask strength. Scapa is often ignored in favor of the other more famous Orkney scotch, Highland Park…..but hey man, the big brother doesn’t always win. Try both. Buy Now Big House Bourbon Whiskey Tap 357 Canadian Maple Rye Whisky ($30)
Sure, a drinking horn or oversized flagon of ale is the usual fair for your norse god of thunder types, but every now and then when Thor likes a smooth single-malt whiskey, what's he going to have? The folks at Highland Park distillery appear eager to answer that timeliness question. Also, he has a blog.
Scapa Distillery painting. Love the way the colour is focused on the centre of the image. The bleak, windswept feeling of the place really comes through in the thick brushstrokes and dramatic composition