Oban 1998-2013 DE
This is the 1998 vintage Oban Distillers Edition, which is given a finishing period in Montilla Fino casks for an interesting depth of flavour. An excellent and deeply intriguing expression of Highland single malt Scotch whisky. It matches the sea spray notes often found in Oban's malts with a dry fruitiness from the casks very well indeed.
Smooth and Refined
A fan of the 14 yr. I finally spent the extra to compare.
What a mistake, I cannot now go back to the 14 yr.
The DE has all the peat and kick of the 14 yr. yet refined and smoothed to a nice medium rich malty Scotch!
29th April 2014
Flat and uninteresting
loads of depth
I had this alongside the standard 14YO and this was a massive let down! Only release a finish if it's an improvement, and this ain't. Subtle to the point of bland and finish-less.
28th February 2014
My current favorite..this is a dynamic malt and a must try from Oban!
18th January 2014