Grain: Malted Barley
Tasting Notes: Dark Fruits, Vanilla, Saline, Smoke
Oban is the frontier between the West Highlands and the Islands; the meeting place between land and sea. It has a mild, temperate climate, warmed by the Gulf Stream and washed by the soft rain. This misty, maritime character, with a background of heather and peat, is perfectly echoed in the malt whisky produced at Oban.
Made using only the finest barley, malted to the distillery's own particular specification. The tiny lantern-shaped copper pot stills are among the smallest in Scotland; their rich, fruity malt is then slowly condensed in wooden worm tubs that sit outside among the rooftops, before being aged in oak casks for at least 14 years.