Importers and entrepreneurs, the founders of Oban distillery would have approved of the Spanish influence brought to bear with this edition’s second maturation in Montilla Fino cask wood finish. The dried fig and honey flavours of Oban Distiller's Edition reveal themselves with a few drops of water.
Color: Amber, rose-hued.
Aroma: Fruity and pungent, yet it is the coastal sea-breeze effect which really captures the imagination. Oban often has a salty tinge to its character, here accentuated with crushed fresh grape juice, orange zest and a hint of smoke adding to the massive complexity.
Mouthfeel: Full, rich.
Taste: BOOM!!!! Wlithout question, the most explosive Oban ever. Starts with soft malt, then wave upon wave of delicate yet rich fruit notes pounds the tastebuds. They are carried in on a tide of brine, squaring impressively with the chewy malt.
Finish: Not so long as the big start on the palate might suggest, but lots of slightly sweetened (with Demerara sugar) Jamaican coffee (Yah Mon!) and oak to start, leaving an attractive malt-biscuit effect as it dies down.