I most often see Oban 14 Year Scotch Whisky (at least in the U.S.) and almost never see any other whiskies from Oban. It is relatively popular and you usually see it in good bars that cater at least somewhat to the single malt drinker.
Copper/amber color. Iodine, minerals, and brine in the nose. Silky at first on the palate, like glycerin. Then it steadily opens with hearty charcoal, fairly heavy smoky peat, and more iodine. A bit salty and gritty mouthfeel. Dry spice and sandalwood notes in the medium long finish. This Western Highlands malt has some seaside characteristics, but not the more powerful peat of the island malts. Tasted 9/20/2008.
|Retail Price||$58 / 750 ml|