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OBAN
Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Brand: Oban
Owner: UDV (Diageo)

Region: Highlands
District: Western Highlands

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OBAN 14 Year Old, 43% Volume

Keith Lovegrove, Publisher, WhiskyMan.com

Color - Deep gold.
Nose -
Tendrils of smoke wafting on a sea breeze through a peach orchard.
Palate -
Smooth and warming, with hint of peat and seaweed, yet medicinal and dry.
Finish -
Smooth satisfying smoke.

Rating For novices? Hint of the sea might be intimidating

Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Color - Full gold to amber
Nose - A whiff of the sea, but also a touch of fresh peat, and some maltiness.
Body
- Firm, smooth and slightly viscous.
Palate
- Deceptively delicate at first. Perfumy. Faint hint of fruity seaweed. Then lightly waxy, becoming smoky. Dry
Finish - Aromatic, smooth, appetizing..

Score 79

 

Malt Whisky File: John Lamond & Robin Tucek

Sweetness - 5 Peatiness - 7 Availability - 7

Color - Very pale straw with gold highlights.
Nose
- Medium-sweet and lightly peated, quite rich with a burnt heather character.
Flavor - Smooth, lightly sweet and creamy with a very delicate peatiness.
Finish - Smoky, dry and delicate.

 

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