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Oban Distiller’s Edition

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  • Distiller:

    Oban

  • Bottler:

    Oban

  • ABV:

    43%

  • Age:

    14 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Whiskey Enthusiasts
  • Excerpt: Rather than wash away Oban's typical character, the sherry maturation adds an extra dimension of complexity.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: Drink Hacker
  • Excerpt: An enjoyable dram for fans of the wine-finished Highland style who appreciate a bit of ocean air in their glass.
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  • Raided Score: 81
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: It's hard not to love this bottling from Oban.
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  • Intro:

    Distilled in 2006 and bottled in 2020, this 43$ ABV release is part of Diageo's Distiller's Edition - a special bottling from each of their prized single malt Scotch distillers.

  • Nose:

    Peach rings, pear preserve, honey, slivered almond and a touch of ash. Big, sweet vanilla bean, fresh bread, honey and toffee.

  • Taste:

    Thin to moderate mouthfeel. Sweet caramel, a touch of vanilla, almost a warm croissant note. Light, sweet, nice almond character for complexity. Touch of pepper on the back palate.

  • Finish:

    Long finish, complex and interesting. Sweet buttercream, pears, pepper, light oak. Faint sweet wine note that keeps the whiskey rolling.

  • Overall:

    It's hard not to love this bottling from Oban. The distillery certainly isn't known for overwhelming complexity, but this often overlooked Distiller's Edition is nothing to ignore.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
  • Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources
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