Insider knowledge: Oban 1996 (bottled 2011) - Distillers Edition whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Oban 1996 (bottled 2011) - Distillers Edition whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Dark chocolate, with fruit and nuts. Salty tang but also a slight fruit must.
Palate: Rich, smooth and coastal, rolling waves, chocolate and dried fruit.
Finish: Long with salt, caramel and samphire.
Overall: A complex, light coastal whisky.
Starts off dry and nutty, surprises with dried fruits, orange peel and milk chocolate, almonds and a touch of salt on the finish. A little water brings out the sweet notes. Less honey that Oban 14, but many of same tasting notes. This one has more depth and a longer finish.
22nd June 2013
18th December 2012