What's in a name? Oban 1996 The Distillers Edition whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Oban 1996 The Distillers Edition whiskey, rather than 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