A bustling seaside resort has grown up around the distillery in the two centuries since it was first built in the fishing town of Oban. The West Highland malt is still produced in the same unhurried, traditional fashion and this 14 Year Old is a classic dram from the distillery.
Nose: Rich and smokey. The medicinal notes are quite evident with notes of the sea; seaweed, tarry ropes. There are notes of cut hay and wood smoke rising with a gentle estery sweetness.
Palate: Thick and full. Notes of citrus with smooth sweetness. The smoke wafts with notes of seaweed. The oak is quite rich with grist and cereal and malt.
Finish: Good length with fruit and dry oak.
Highlands & Islands 13-18 YrOld – 2015
The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)
Single Malt Scotch – 13 to 19 Yrs – 2013
San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Scotch Single Malt – Highland – 2013
International Wine & Spirit Competition
This is still one of my favourite whiskies. It is complex, balanced and full of fantastic flavour. I’ve tried plenty within the different regions and this still is one of the for my palate.
I’m like, “there it is, hello old friend”. It will always have a place in my whisky cabinet.