Oban Distillers 1995
From Diageo's Distillers Edition range of single malts aged in wine casks. Oban distillers editions are finished in Montilla Fino sherry casks - a clean, gentle dry sherry which often has olive notes and almond. This is the 1995 vintage.
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Mack in San Diego
Dry dry dry
Not to my taste.
29th June 2013
Almonds on the nose, almost (almost) marzipan, but (see below) that would imply some sweetness, which isn't there. Fino on the finish, a definite whiff of salt and - er - not too much else. Clean in the extreme - and certainly no sweetness or long, complex finish around. Has the feel of an aperitif, with olives, much as a glass of Fino would be. Not at all unpleasant, but, well, to my taste Fino does it better, and I want something a bit more distinctive from my whisky.
11th January 2011