Oban Distillers Edition

Oban Distillers Edition

(0.75l, 43%)


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300 special barrels, finished in Montilla Fino Sherry casks, and almost 16 years total in oak … this is REALLY good stuff. 
 
Oban is a lovely seaside resort town on the west coast of Scotland. But long before there was a lovely seaside resort town, John and Hugh Stevenson built their first still house there in 1794. So the town literally grew up around the Whisky—which is the way it should be if you ask us. 
 
The good blokes at Oban have only one wash and one spirit still, they are small enough to be left alone to their good works in peace. And good works they do a’plenty. Oban is considered one of the classic malts of Scotlanda virtual national treasure. Oban is in the Highlands, but it’s position on the far western coast gives their spirit a more unique character then their brothers to the east. 
 
Each year the good folks at Oban set aside 300 barrels for the Distillers Edition. Now, most distilleries age their core Whisky for 10 or 12 years. But Oban goes thinks that it takes 14 years, so that is exactly what their core product gets. But those special 300 barrels get set aside and re-casked into first-fill Montilla Fino Sherry butts for up to 18 months more. Meaning Oban Distillers Edition is pushing 16 years if she’s a day. 
 
And gosh-darn this is good stuff. Seriously, it’s sweet, crisp, and dry … like eating fresh apples and honey while receiving butterfly kisses under a rainbow. And while that description is probably accurate, it sure doesn’t sound too manly. So let’s go with something else. 300 barrels … it’s like they are the Spartans of Scotch, fighting against the tyranny of average Whisky! WE … ARE … OBAN! 
 
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery

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honey
apple
brine
dry
cherry
floral
marzipan
salty
sweet
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First-class Whisky is taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Crystal Clear Antique Gold      
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Floral honey, apples, and marzipan  
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Elegant and smooth, honey and apples and a lingering cherry
 
Finish 
Dry and satisfying
Ratings & Reviews
Casey
Casey,
Truely a smooth scotch whiskey! Beautiful amber gold color, Dry and sweet almost fruity notes to it. Smooth slow tingle of toasted black cherries on the tail of the drink. But all in all 9 stars for i am a realist and i have not met my 10 star whiskey yet! But Oban makes a damn close rock hard 9!
 
Keith
Keith,
My favorite of the Highland whiskeys. At first taste I thought the flavors were a bit muted but the more I drank the more flavors shines through. Not as overpowering smoke flavor as the Lagavulin 16 or Caol Ila 12. It’s a more mature complex flavors. It’s easy to pick up a number of different flavors and find something new with each sip.
 
Alon
Alon,
A really smooth scotch with equal mixture sweet and salty. I can also taste the wood in a really nice way. A fantastic blend, and a very easy scotch to enjoy.
 
Amy
Amy,
I love the salty taste
 
Russ
Russ,
Brought 2 bottles back from a vacation in The highlands. This is a very fine example of Highland Malt. Love this whisky
 
Daniel
Daniel,
I like this much more than standard Oban.
 
Alon
Alon,
Very smooth.
 
Anthony
Anthony,
nose: lots of balanced sherry and sea breeze, slight oak, cane sugar with apples, sharp white pepper at the peak palate: soft mouthfeel, cane sugar, sweet fruit, brine Finish:sweet grapes like juice, hints of sherry and nuts, no bite, medium long finish, lasting fruit Overall: very easy to drink, straightforward, very smooth and sweet, great summer dram
 
Ben
Ben,
Great scotch to sip slowly!!! Wonderful taste!!
 
daniel
daniel,
Amazing tasting liquid, like Diageo's Distillers Edition scotches
 
Bob
Bob,
Smooth and drinkable.
 
Adam
Adam,
Very drinkable. Smooth and sweet with strong notes of vanilla and honey. Not harsh at all.
 
guest
guest,
Does it have a "peaty" or "smokey" taste?
 
guest
guest,
Awesome. Great flavor.
 
guest
guest,
Nice enough
 
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