Oban 21 Year


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Oban 21 Year is a limited edition Oban, part of Diageo’s 2013 Special Releases. One of our favourites from this year’s selection, this natural cask strength Highland single malt was matured in rejuvenated American Oak and second-fill ex-Bodega casks. Only 2,860 numbered bottles are available.

Oban 21 Year  Tasting Notes

Appearance: Full gold. Delicate beading.

Nose: Nose prickle, then a dry maritime aroma, with warm sand, dry seaweedand crystalline salt. Beyond this, fruitcake slowly appears through a veil of peat, menthol, linseed oil, barley sugar, wet sand and charred timbers. In time, hints of toasted marshmallow and lemon curd on wholemeal toast. Much later, more sweetness, soaring menthol and ozone.

Body: Smoothly oily, unctuous.

Palate: Powerful, with a creamy texture and a surprisingly sweet taste, with some salt. Intense and cooling; sweet and coating. Then drying, with a dusting of cocoa powder, toasted coconut, spearmint and menthol; developing background notes of aniseed around a sweeter hazelnut, nougat core.

Finish: Spicy and cooling, yet also sweetly warming, with menthol and subtle smoke; traces of ash and ginger, a sandy note, and a hint of charred grass on a sea breeze

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