Oban Distillery’s West Highland malt is still produced in the same unhurried, traditional fashion as it has been for two centuries, and this 14 year old is a classic dram from the distillery. The Oban 14 Year Old is a very much loved single malt that is as traditional as they come.
The nose is rich and smokey. The medicinal notes are quite evident with notes of the sea; seaweed, tarry ropes reflect the distillery’s location within the fishing village of Oban. There are notes of cut hay and wood smoke rising with a gentle estery sweetness. The palate is thick and full. Notes of citrus with smooth sweetness. The smoke wafts with notes of seaweed. The oak is quite rich with grist and cereal and malt. The finish is of good length with fruit and dry oak.
70cl 43% abv
About the Producer: Oban Distillery is both one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland and one of the smallest with just two pot stills. Pre-dating the town of Oban, it was originally established in 1794 by brothers John and Hugh Stevenson. It underwent a refurbishment in the 1890s and there has been little change to the present buildings since then. The distillery’s tours offer visitors the chance to witness the traditional craftsmanship of whisky production first-hand before enjoying complimentary drams of the Oban 14 year old West Highland Malt.