Exploring the world of Single Malt Scotches

Oban 14

Oban 14- There is something fishy about this Western Highland malt, primarily because it harkens from the town of  Oban which was a fishing village for hundreds of years before the distillery was constructed in the late 1700’s.  Talk about a rich history ….you can detect a slightly salty air in your glass if you give it a chance to linger .  Richly colored like an amber jewel , this smooth and slightly malty scotch has a dry delicious texture on the palate .  I detected subtle creaminess in my second glass which made me think this would be a fine after dinner dram, perfect for following your grilled beef or venison. There is a subtle but delightful bit of peat balanced by some fruit mid taste. I image this as the ideal reward for landing a “keeper” on a dry fly. Easily an 8+.  Oh, and to avoid sounding like a rookie….remember when ordering that the A is silent.Oban2-post

2 responses

  1. scott/NJ whiskey fan

    Oban is one of the nicest to drink single malts out there. I luv this smooth tasty drink. Nice job with the last several choices. I would like to see something less mainstream and kinda funky yet good for the next write up.


    February 12, 2013 at 6:24 pm

  2. One of my favorites! A colleague introduced me to Oban on a business trip to Germany a few years ago, and I’ve gravitated toward it in the Scotch aisle ever since…


    February 12, 2013 at 6:53 pm

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