New release and new tasting room from Scapa Distillery


Scapa Distillery in Orkney, which sits on a cliff overlooking Scapa Flow,  is opening its new and intimate whisky tasting room, the Scapa Noust in April. , ‘Noust’, is the Orcadian term for a safe haven for boats.

Welcoming Single Malt fans and adventurers alike, the tasting room overlooks Scapa Flow, with tastings including The Cask Finished Edition, Scapa 19-Year-Old Pedro Ximénez hogshead finish, which launches as the newest addition to the Scapa Distillery Reserve Collection.

The tasting room pays homage to the traditions and crafts of the Orkney islands with Cassie stone from across the island re-used and repurposed outside, using a technique hailing from Medieval times. There are also examples of locally crafted and rare Orcadian basket weave inside as well as nautical design touches from the local area as a reminder of the area’s history. The building was created by local Orcadian architect Mark Fresson, and the interior and experience of the tasting room was designed by Florian Dussopt.

The new tasting rooms are open to the public from April 4.

Jacques-Henri Brive, Head of Brand Experience and Advocacy at Chivas Brothers commented, “We are thrilled to open the doors of the new Scapa Noust tasting destination at our Scapa Distillery. The team are so proud to have brought this vision to life, designing a space with a modern and fresh interior, whilst simultaneously honouring the rich traditions of Orkney that make Scapa whisky what it is.

“Orkney is a special place, perfect for those wanting to absorb rich local history and culture and experience the wild beauty of the Orcadian archipelagos. The stunning Scapa Noust offers an incomparable experience for whisky fans and adventure seekers alike”.