My first introduction to Oban was with their 14 year-old whisky (http://wp.me/p3Zt2k-g). The distillery is located in the town of Oban which is on the West Coast of Scotland and is very close to the Scottish Isles. It was first founded back in 1793 by Hugh and John Stevenson.
Whenever I try a new whisky I almost always follow up by going to their website to learn more about them and their history. This was not my first time trying Oban but I almost always can’t find a site for them whenever I look until this last instance. If you want a little more info on Oban and their history, can you go to this site, http://www.discovering-distilleries.com/oban/.
Oban doesn’t have a huge range, aside from their 14 year-old; their Distillers Edition is the only other whisky I know they produce. Both expressions are fantastic. I enjoyed their Distillers Edition just as much as I did the 14 year-old.
Nose: sweet and zesty
Taste: sweet, caramel, salt and fruit
This Distillers Edition is smooth and very enjoyable. I did enjoy it more than the 14 year-old, however it is also more expensive. The 14 year-old is priced around $65-$75, while the Distillers Edition is around $90-$115 depending on where you buy.
I do recommend try, however if you can’t afford the price of the Distillers Edition then the 14 year-old is equally as great. I actually own a bottle. One of my favorite things about the 14 year-old is the subtle notes of smokiness, love those! In either case, you can’t go wrong with either of these selections. They don’t have a huge range but the whiskies they do have are certainly worth trying.
Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.