Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Oban Distillers Edition 1995

This is my third vintage of of this particular west Highland single malt whisky and they keep getting better.  Rich and fragrant nose of grain and citrus fruit, primarily oranges.  Oak and saltiness also seem to come through the nose, not surprising since it was aged on both American white oak and a used Sherry barrel.  Medium body with a wonderful oily feel in the mouth and all kinds of bitter oranges chiming in for highlights.  Warm, sweet finish that reminds me of a very unsweetened Drambuie.

A splash of cool water to dilute it opened up some subtlety and smoke to go with the orange flavors.  Wonderful dram for a cold night.

42% alcohol (86 proof) and $80.

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