Oban Limited Edition 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch - 43%ABV
This extra mature Oban 18 Year Old comes from a small batch of American Oak casks that were selected to mature for four years longer than the regular 14 Year Old. Those extra years give Oban 18 Year Old a mellow, more developed flavor. For example, the sweeter notes of ripe banana and toasted tea-cake found subtly in the 14 Year Old are amplified here. This rich, rounded sweetness is perfectly balanced by mysterious, dry hints of sea-salt and smoky malt. Oban 18 Year Old also has a long, textured finish of cocoa and seaweed.
-From the producer
Whiskey Advocate 91 Points - Drier, less toffee and fruit, more dried spice and oak when compared to the standard Oban 14 year old. A beautiful combination of rich, nutty toffee balanced by polished oak, salt, pepper, seaweed, distant smoke, and dried fruit. Somewhat oily in texture. Wonderful depth, too! Very exciting and dynamic.