A bustling seaside resort has grown up around the distillery in the two centuries since it was first built in the fishing town of Oban. The West Highland malt is still produced in the same unhurried, traditional fashion and this 14 year old is a classic whisky from the distillery.
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Nose: Smoky, maritime nose with hints of sticking plasters and toffee brittle.
Palate: Smoky, creamy palate with notes of marmalade, toffee apples and pear cider. A development of cloves comes late palate.
Finish: A long, malty finish with toasty oak and spice.
Overall: A true classic, Oban's 14 year old is a great coastal dram for lovers of lightly smoked, fresh malts.