The 2018 release from Oban is a well-aged 21-year-old cask strength whisky that was matured in refill European-oak butts, giving the fruity whisky a jacket of rich sherry cask character.
Color: Full gold with delicate beading
Aroma: A dry maritime aroma with warm sand, dry seaweed and crystalline salt. Beyond this, fruitcake wafts through wisps of peat, menthol, linseed oil, barley sugar, wet sand and charred timbers followed by hints of toasted marshmallow and lemon curd.
Mouthfeel: deceptively smooth and creamy
Palate: Powerful with creamy texture, and surprisingly sweet with some salt. Some cocoa powder, toasted coconut, spearmint and menthols followed by aniseed and hazelnut nougat.
Finish: Long with considerable spice, Herbal with drying cedar and clove with black tea notes.
NOTE: The is a presale, with orders shipping toward the end of October 2018