Gentle on the nose, with maritime aromas, this super-natural Oban has a rich personality on the palate; a second maturation in Amontillado casks gently bringing new layers of vibrancy and flavour.
A celestial marriage of creamy smoothness, richly sweet fruitiness, light smoke, salt, and peppery spice.
Appearance: Pale, ethereal gold.
Nose: Gentle in feel, with no prickle. The top notes are faint at first yet grow easier to make out, studded with maritime hints of salt crystal, edible seaweed, and ozone-fresh sea air. As the senses adjust a very faint smokiness appears, infused with mere suggestions of lint and light olive oil, and a light note of lemon citrus fruit.
Palate: The texture is soft and creamy-smooth, while the taste shines brightly with wine-fruit notes that carry hints of sweet violet and spiced plum. The fruit is balanced by a lively spiciness first met as saltiness mid-palate, then in a blazing dash of chili pepper. A little water softens the taste, taming the spiciness without altering the balance overall.
Finish: Quite long and surprisingly peppery, leaving a smooth memory of chili pepper in the maritime aftertaste
Age : 10YO Matured first in refill and new American Oak, then in Amontillado-seasoned casks
Strength 57.1% ABV
Place of Origin: Oban
Region: Coastal Highland