Oban 14 Year Old, Distillery Bottled
- Enormous fruit depth with hints of smoke.
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- The Oban distillery sits in the town of the same name and overlooks the harbour and the sea at Scotlands western coast. The Oban distillery was founded in 1793 by Hugh and John Stevenson on the site of an old brewery. The distillery dominates the town, despite being rather small and its aesthetics are rather imperial. The pair of stills has a capacity of just 670,000 litres per annum and almost all of this is matured and bottled as single malt Scotch whisky. Just before the turn of the twentieth century, Oban became part of the Oban and Aultmore-Glenlivet Company. In 1925, the company was acquired by Distillers Company Limited and five years later it was transferred to Scottish Malt Distillers. Following a brief few years of silence, the Oban whisky distillery reopened in 1937 and remained open until 1968 when the distillery was closed for renovation. In 1972, the stills of Oban ran with spirit once more and in 1988 parent company United Distillers released the Classic Malts range. Oban being the Western Highlands representative in said range. A year later, a visitor centre was inaugurated. The distillerys popularity has increased greatly in recent years. Independent releases are nigh on impossible to find, though the official range is quite substantial.
JIM MURRAY'S WHISKY BIBLE - 84 POINTS - 'Slick and fruity, you can close your eyes and think of Jerez. Oban seems a long way away. A very decent dram, I grant you. But I want my old, bracing, mildly smoky, fruitless Oban back!!! Those who prefer malts with a sheen, sweet and with enormous fruit depth won't be disappointed.'
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