Oban Distillery is located on the west coast of Scotland in its namesake town. It was built in 1784 and is currently owned by Diageo.
The name of the late 2014 release of Oban single malt, is an English translation of the distillery name. The whisky carries no age statement, it was aged in 3 different types of casks – ex-sherry European oak, refill ex-bourbon and refill casks with new oak cask ends. Prior to bottling the whiskies were married together in small oak casks. The sales of Oban single malt have been on the rise lately, in 2013 they exceeded 1 million bottles for the first time.
Nose: rich and lively, malty, fresh gingerbread, dried apples, prunes, vanilla, cocoa and traces of cinnamon.
Palate: fresh, slightly oily, toasted malt, apples, apricots, honey, vanilla, toffee, orange zest, traces of cloves and ginger, dash of salt.
Finish: medium long, dry and spicy with delicate fruitiness in the background.