Description:The nose is 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. The palate is 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. The finish is of good length with fruit and dry oak. Oban has only two pot stills, making it one of the smallest in Scotland, producing a whisky that has been described as having a "West Highland" flavor that falls between the dry, smoky style of the Scottish islands and the lighter, sweeter malts of the Highlands.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is the flavor profile of Oban 14 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky?
Oban 14 is known for its balanced and complex flavor profile. It typically features notes of rich fruit, honey, and a subtle touch of smoke, making it a favorite among those who appreciate a harmonious and elegant Scotch whisky.
How should I enjoy Oban 14 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky?
This whisky is best enjoyed neat or with a few drops of water to open up its flavors. It pairs well with various dishes and can be a delightful accompaniment to cheese or seafood. It's a versatile and approachable single malt Scotch whisky, suitable for both sipping and mixing in cocktails.
What sets Oban 14 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky apart from other Oban expressions?
Oban 14 Year is a well-known and widely enjoyed expression in the Oban range. It's celebrated for its signature flavor profile and is often regarded as a classic example of the distillery's style. However, Oban offers other expressions with unique characteristics.