Oban 14 Year Old West Highland Single Malt Scotch (750ml)
Oban 14 Year Old West Highland Single Malt Scotch
The signature expression of Oban West Highland distillery is a fine sipper for any occasion, from taking the edge off after a rough day to hard-core whisky geekery.
Classification: single malt scotch
Distillery: Oban (West Highland, Scotland)
Proof: 86 (43% ABV)
Aged: at least 14 years
Tasting Notes Oban 14 Year Old West Highland Single Malt Scotch
Color: With a rich amber that belies its relatively young age (for a scotch, that is), it’s said that caramel coloring is used to darken its hue, as is the case with many Diageo-owned whiskies.
Nose: It’s quite floral and malty, with notes of honey and apricot. Let the glass sit for a few minutes, and the honeyed aromas become more pronounced.
Palate: Highland malts are all over the place stylistically, and so is Oban. It kicks off with sweet, luscious notes of apple and honey and a tongue-coating waxiness, which morphs into tart lemon and malt. Hold it on the tongue and saline, wisps of smoke, and a tingling oaky spice come to the fore.
Finish: Long and pleasant, malty with undercurrents of lemon curd.