Oban Single Malt Scotch Whiskey
18 Year Limited Edition
Oban Single Malt Whisky is made using 100% barley, which is malted to the distillery's exact specifications. After the barley is malted, it is partially germinated and gently dried over a peat kiln, giving it a slightly smoky, malty flavor profile. Then, the malted barley is mashed and fermented before being twice-distilled through Oban's lantern-shaped copper-pot stills. The stills are among the smallest in Scotland, and limit Oban's production to just 650,000 liters of whisky annually.
This is a limited edition bottling for the US only. As the cannister states, "only so much can be made, it is never enough." John Hansell writes, "I really like this whisky. Drier, less toffee and fruit, more dried spice and oak when compared to the standard Oban 14 year old. A beautiful combination of rich, nutty toffee balanced by polished oak, salt, pepper, seaweed, distant smoke and dried fruit. Somewhat oily in texture. Wonderful depth too! An improvement on what is already the biggest selling Diageo single malt scotch in the U.S. Very exciting and dynamic." -Malt Advocate
"91 Points (Outstanding). A beautiful combination of rich, nutty toffee balanced by polished oak, salt, pepper, seaweed, distant smoke, and dried fruit. Wonderful depth, too! Very exciting and dynamic." — Whisky Advocate
Mouth-filling sweetness tempered with smoked malt dryness.
Peat smoke and spicy wood with notes of ripe banana, pear, and plum.
Long and sweet. Hints of dark chocolate and salted caramel.
Medium bodied and rich with good legs.