Oban 2001
Distillers Edition

70cl / 43%
  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Oban 2001 / Distillers Edition
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The 2001 vintage entry for Oban in Diageo's Distillers Edition range, finished in Montilla fortified wine casks for more depth and a kick of spice.
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Series
Distillers Edition
Vintage
2001
Bottling Date
2016
Country
Scotland
Region
Highland

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Orange Orange
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Oak Oak
  • Coffee Coffee
  • Grape Grape

Oban 2001 Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    Nose: Fruity and pungent, yet it is the coastal sea-breeze effect which really captures the imagination. Oban often has a salty tinge to its character, here accentuated with crushed fresh grape juice, orange zest and a hint of smoke adding to the massive complexity. This is outstanding.

    Palate: The most explosive Oban ever. Starts with soft malt, then wave upon wave of delicate yet rich fruit notes pounds the tastebuds. They are carried in on a tide of brine, squaring impressively with the chewy malt.

    Finish: Not so long as the big start on the palate might suggest, but lots of slightly sweetened (with Demerara sugar) Jamaican coffee and oak to start, leaving an attractive malt-biscuit effect as it dies down.

4 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    22 September

    I'm not a huge highland fan, but wanted to try this none the less, it's as light as I imagined, drinks similar to glenmorangie in my opinion. It's very good in my opinion for the style of scotch it is, I would recommend this, and possibly buy another time.

  • 5
    10 September

    Eclectic! Like a reviewer said below, you get the range of familiar flavors in this scotch. Light peat light smoke dark fruits. And easy going down! With the exception of the Macallan 18, I don't find any other scotch where I'm making audibles of satisfaction like this Distillers version of Oban. Highest recommendation!

  • 5
    20 August

    Outstanding. A bit smoky, a bit peaty, a bit sweet. Really, a little bit of everything. Great on the nose, super smooth and a real pleasure all the way down. Hints of salt water as well. One of my absolute favorites

  • 5
    8 July

    Absolutely phenomenal. Fruity and flagrantly pungent. As said in the tasting notes above, 'this is outstanding'