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If you have been reading my whiskey reviews you know I am very very new to whiskey, so it saddens me a little to think that at christmas I went to Oban, and could have visited the distillery but because that was the very very start of my whiskey journey I didn't think the time was right and i'd make a fool of myself.
It wasn't until late february that I actually tried Oban 14 year old. 14 years is a pretty old whiskey, and it's certainly got some colour to it, a deep rich amber/honey mixture- nice.
In terms of taste there are notes of caramel which are pleasant, and a smooth finish. I loved it.
It's quite easy to find in most good whiskey stockists and many bars, the bottle is subtle and can be hard to identify on the shelf, so just look for the plainest bottle you can see and it's probably Oban (note to self it is pronounced 'oh-bun' not 'oh-ban').
I loved this whiskey and it's up there with my top 3 all time favorites (that would be bowmore 15 year, then tomintoul peaty tang, then this)
Oban has a sweet, peated nose with hints of burnt heather, carried through to the palate with just a touch of creaminess.