70cl / 43%
- Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
Oban 2001 Reviews
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
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.
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!
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
Absolutely phenomenal. Fruity and flagrantly pungent. As said in the tasting notes above, 'this is outstanding'