Insider knowledge: Oban 1997 Montilla Fino Finish - Distillers Edition whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Oban 1997 Montilla Fino Finish - Distillers Edition whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Hints of cocoa and grape. Dried peels, almond and soft malt. Seasalt.
Palate: Buttery palate with notes of dark chocolate and cooked fruit. Salt caramel and dried herbs.
Finish: Herbal, coastal finish. Nutty.
I have sat down with this lovley dram and its brother the regular 14, which I enjoyed but wasn't super impressed with. However, Obans distillers edition is one that I have really enjoyed and it could be the fact that the Montilla Fino sherry casks have done wonders to the orignal spirit.
Nose- bouquet of ripe fuits,rasberry,black cherry, almost sour cherry/citrus
note as well as a lovley heather honey, vanilla and sea breeze brine
Palate- Enters nice and sweet with honeyed malt, dark cherrys and chocolate
covered nuts. Medium to full bodied which gives you a nice mouth feel.
Finish- Short to medium finish. A drying but mouth watering seabreeze brine
with Malty vailla trailing off and a slighty bitter fig.
Overall- If you enjoy a sweeter scotch and love sherry Obans use of the
Motilla Fino cask add a unique twist on what we are used to and
I highly recommend buying and giving te disillers edition a shot.
21st July 2013