Oban 21 Year Old
70cl / 57.9%
Special Releases 2018
- Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
- Liquorice root
- Dark Chocolate
Oban 21 Year Old Reviews
Tasting note by Billy Abbott, The Whisky Exchange
Nose: Olive oil and oranges, hints of ozone and a touch of greenness – Maureen reckons pea pods. More orangey notes develop: candied flesh and spiced peel. Chalky sweets pop-up Refreshers, Love Hearts and a hint of Parma Violet.
Palate: The sweets are back – Love Hearts and Refreshers lead. Sour orange zest and stewed apple follow, accompanied by darker notes: liquorice and chocolate.
Finish: Chocolate and waxed apples start, with oranges and spice lingering.
Comment: Orangey, as Obans often are, but packed with a sweetshop of flavour on top. It doesn't get too much though, as the European-oak keeps things in check with some darker flavours.