Oban Distillers Edition
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Highland
  • Distillery Oban
  • Age 16 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Finished in first-fill Montilla Fino Sherry butts
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • honey
  • apple
  • brine
  • dry
  • cherry
  • floral
  • marzipan
  • salty
  • sweet

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 Scotland — a 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 Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Highland
  • Distillery Oban
  • Age 16 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Finished in first-fill Montilla Fino Sherry butts
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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.
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  • honey
  • apple
  • brine
  • dry
  • cherry
  • floral
  • marzipan
  • salty
  • sweet
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
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