I first sampled this month’s scotch selection at a Robbie Burns celebration years ago. While used in a number of blends Oban, tastes even better as a single. With rich smoky flavors with hints of oak in the finish. Oban is a great after dinner scotch, and is a perfect match with your favorite cigar.
The Oban Distillery has a history that goes back to 1794. Overlooking the sea from the centre of Oban, they get their water source from Two Lochs in Ardconnel.
Michael Jackson descibes the nose of Oban 14 year to have a whiff of the sea, but also a touch of fresh peat, and some maltiness. The delecate yet deceptively bold taste of this scotch will be sure to please any scotch lover.
As always, please enjoy this months scotch responsibly.
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A while back we had some interest in bottling practices behind certain scotches. Please see: White Labeling Single Malts for the original article.
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