Oban 14 Year Single Malt
Oban is made using only the finest barley, malted to the distillery's own particular specification. Partly germinated barley is gently dried in a kiln where a light peat smoke gives the malt a distinctive character and taste. The result is the smoky, malty dryness in the flavour and finish of Oban.
The stills used are among the smallest in Scotland; the cramped nature of the site is attested to by the odd position of the worm tubs, fed by unusually short lyne arms, and nestled in the vee between the roofs of the still house and an adjoining building.
Food suggestion: Oban is simply lovely with chicken satay or even crystallised ginger. Taste style: Medium. Quite malty and sweet opening, with a medium body and a generous dry finish. A hint of spiciness perhaps, and seashore on the nose.
Dried fig, spice, and a smoked malt dryness.
Fresh oranges, lemons, and pears, with a hint of salt and peat.
Long, smooth, and oaky sweet with a grain of salt.