Oban Distiller’s Edition 1995 – Montilla Fino Finish
After quite a few single casks, something more widely available (or was available at the time). Diageo do have some lovely malts at their disposal, and some Distiller’s editions are really nice and add a certain depth to well known staple drams such as the Caol Ila, Lagavulin etc. I have not had many Obans and I think this one will be the very first tasting note for an Oban I’ve ever written here. There’s a first for everything as they say. I did have the OB Oban a few months ago, but did not take notes, gladly I did take notes this time.
Nose: Waxy , sweet and a bit of dried apricot sort of fruitiness. Damp soil and wood, giving way to some marzipan.
Palate: Sweet , honey and bitter chocolate with marzipan topping, folowed by honey covers nuts,Apricot jam. Quite creamy.
Finish : Sugary sweet with bitter cocoa and figs.
A very nice sipping whisky, not mind blowing but good stuff, with a nice sweeter edge to it, and figs. not in par with the Excellent Lagavulin DE, or the Coal Ila DE, but still nice.
Cheers Josh for the sample!