Botle No. 1009,1010,1044,1102 / 1260
Oban Distillery was founded in 1794 by the Stevenson brothers in a namesake fishing village.
The distillery remained in the Stevenson family for almost a century and when Walter Higgin acquired it in 1866 Oban was a busy port with loads of wool, slate, whisky and fish being shipped to Liverpool and Glasgow by steamship. DCL took over the distillery in 1925 and currently it is owned by Diageo. In 1988 Oban 14 years old was included in the original Classic Malts series and in the new millennium Diageo came out with several interesting limited releases. The 1984 Vintage was part of Diageo Special Releases in 2004. The whisky was aged exclusively in refill American oak casks and bottled at natural strength of 57.9% abv with an outrun of 1260 bottles.
Nose: smooth, little restrained with delicate coastal notes, spring meadow, apples, pears, peaches, lemon grass, touch of lavender and delicate peaty and oaky notes.
Palate: nicely balanced, honey, caramel, vanilla, baked apples, peaches, traces of walnuts and hay, hints of pepper, a whiff of peat smoke and oak.
Finish: pretty long, fruity sweetness balanced with delicate smokiness and oak.