For two centuries Oban’s bustling fishing village has set on the frontier of the West Highlands and the Islands, at the meeting place of land and sea. One of Scotland’s oldest licensed distilleries, Oban’s sheltered harbour is perfect for two thing: seafaring and whisky making. Oban 14 Years Old is a combination of rich sweetness with a smoky dryness and appetising spice distinguishes this lovingly-matured Highland malt.
Region: A Highland malt with one foot on the islands.
Appearance: Olive gold.
Nose: Rich sweetness and fruits – oranges, lemons and pears, with sea-salt and peaty smokiness.
Body: A full, rich, almost oily malt.
Palate: Mouth-filling late autumn fruits – dried figs and honey-sweet spices; followed by a smoky malty dryness.
Finish: Long, smooth-sweet finish with oak-wood, dryness and a grain of salt.
Food Pairing: Works well as an accompaniment to seafood like oysters or smoked salmon, and discover new depths of flavour. Best served neat in a tumbler, perhaps with a little cool spring water.