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Scapa Distillery



 

Distillery Details


Meaning:
EN: Boat (Old Norse)
DE: Boot (Alt-Norwegisch)
Region:
Islands
Location:
Kirkwall, Orkney
Founded:
1885 by Macfarlane & John Townsend
Owner:
Pernod Ricard
Status:
Active
Capacity:
1.300.000 LPA
Notes:
Longest fermentation time of any distillery - 160 hours
Very small stock due partly to regular closures and partly due to the fact that the distillery was often run part time by staff from Highland Park
Pernod are currently investing heavily in the brand
During a fire in 1919, sailors stationed there formed a human bucket chain down to the sea to help put the fire out
One of the first distilleries to install steam jackets round the stills

 

 

Scapa Distillery



 

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