Oban 14 Year Old West Highland Whisky 20cl in Gift Tube

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Country Scotland
Spirit Type Malt and Deluxe Whisky
Brand Oban
Size 20cl
ABV 43%

Nose:

Immediate and confident; rapidly gaining intensity. Warming and sweet: oily, waxy and nutty, balanced by delicate ripe orchard fruits. Then, lighter notes of an almondy fruit cake sit atop a denser layer of Christmas pudding. Behind, malty cereal notes are offset by aromatic orange. Much later: traces of brine and smoke, a little menthol and pine resin.

Palate:

Dense and coating, spicy too; sweet, yet menthol- fresh. Filling and warming, with the comforting chewiness of rich fruit-bread and hints of orange zest and clove, before growing drier, still minty, with crisp green apple. Less dense and fruitier with just a little water, which allows the classic Oban fruit, malt and maritime hints free reign until the balancing, drying spice returns.

Finish:

Long. Quite syrupy at first, then drying, with elegant coating tannins rich in dark chocolate character. Later, pine-fresh. At once cleansing yet chewy, with just a trace of late, slightly cedary, smoke

Bronze winner in the International Spirits Challenge 2010

Country Of Origin: Scotland
The distillery in the heart of Oban - 'The gateway to the Isles'. One of Scotland’s oldest working distilleries, having been established in 1794 by John and Hugh Stevenson, who were also largely responsible for the creation of the coastal fishing village of Oban itself. Almost a region of its own as it is isolated in the western highlands and has a lightly peaty coastal house style. Oban is one of Diageo’s classic malts that started in 1988 to represent the Western Highlands, only producing 870,000 litres per year (easily half the output of any of the others in the range) - only a small range of core official bottles exist with the 14 year old and distillers edition that is finished in Montilla Fino sherry casks. Independent bottles are also rare from Diageo’s second smallest distillery (after Royal Lochnagar.)
Country Of Origin: Scotland

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