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Oban Limited Edition Diageo Special Release 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 2018 750ml bottle

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Limited Edition Diageo Special Release 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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Limited Edition Diageo Special Release 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml
A well-aged Oban, released as part of the annual Diageo Special Releases in 2018. This 21-year-old cask strength whisky was matured in refill European-oak butts, giving the fruity whisky a jacket of rich sherry cask character. Only 2,860 bottles of this whisky, which was matured for 21 years and bottled at cask strength, have ever been produced. A 21 year old single malt from the Oban distillery, unveiled as part of the 2018 Diageo Special Releases line-up. Oban bottlings outside of its core range are few and far between, so it's always exciting to see something new from the distillery in the Highlands. This expression was drawn from European refill oak butts, bottled at cask strength.
Beverage type:
Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Alcohol Level:
57.9%
Bottle size:
750ml bottle Single
Product Origin:
Scotland
Expert Rating:
93
UPC code:
88076178984
Vintage:
2018
Tastes like:
Orange
Herbs
Wood
Cinnamon
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2018

About the brand
Oban Single Malt Whisky is a West Highland malt, still produced in the same steadily slow, traditional fashion as it always has been since the distillery’s opening in 1784. One of Scotland's smaller distilleries, (it’s, in fact, Diageo’s second smallest distillery in terms of production, larger only than Royal Lochnagar), Oban sits in the heart of the town of the same name and uses water from Loch Glenn a’Bhearraidh in its production. The distillery is one of a very few distilleries in Scotland still using the traditional “worm tubs”, which are placed outside of the still house. There is also only one pot still and one wash still at Oban distillery. This is mainly due to the fact that Oban is also one of Scotland’s few remaining urban distilleries. With founders John and Hugh Stevenson having established a fishing hamlet around the site, the distillery itself stands on the main street, surrounded by other businesses. Production at the Oban site began in 1794, and the two Stevenson brothers ran the operations together until Hugh Stevenson died in 1820. On the event of his fathers’ death, Hugh’s son, Thomas began to manage production, and acquiring the remaining stocks in the distillery in 1822, he gained total control of the site. Despite Thomas Stevensons’ positive start he was sadly declared bankrupt a few years later Thomas’ eldest son, John, swiftly took over operations at the distillery, after buying it from his fathers’ creditors for the price of £1’500 in 1831. In 1898, the distillery was taken over by the Oban & Aultmore-Glenlivet Company. Around about this time, however, Oban suffered enormous losses due to the Pattison crisis. As Pattison’s blends were one of the major buyers of Oban single malt, this was devastating for Oban. On recovering from this crisis, it was only a matter of time before the next hit. After changing ownership to Scottish Malt Distillers in 1930, The distillery doors were closed from 1931 to 1937 due to the harsh economic climate. One may think that two heavy hits would be the end for Oban, yet quite the opposite was true for this Scottish institution. Following production re-launching at the site, the distillery began to prosper again. In 1968, Oban stopped using its own floor maltings, and the entire site underwent a major reconstruction, formally reopening in 1972. Since then, Oban has continued to thrive. The “classically briney West Highlander” character of Oban has led to a number of awards throughout its years. Recently these have included ‘Best Mainland Single Malt Whisky’ for its 14 Year Old expression at the World Whiskies Awards 2007 and Bronze Medal for Oban Little Bay at the 2016 World Whisky Awards. Under Diageo, the distillery has continued to release new and extremely well received expressions from its warehouse, a trend that will hopefully continue for many years to come.
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Ratings & Reviews (2)
H
Harold Bond
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Nose - (w/o water) Hot ginger trace of ozone ready pears rich nectar brilliant raisins citrus get-up-and-go light longan (w/water) More ozone less flavor progressively ready pears blend of lemon/orange get-up-and-go brilliant raisins Taste - (w/o water) Rich slick mouthfeel brilliant raisins/ready bosc pears botanical nectar white pepper shiver light citrusy ginger light salt (w/water) Less warmth more lemon pizzazz flower nectar ready pears light salt brilliant raisins. Finish - (w/o water) Waiting new" pleasantness darker brilliant raisin sweet very ready bosc pears dim nectar ginger shiver salt (w/water) Waiting ready pears light shiver nectar light citrus Score - 94/100 Last Musings - This was an extraordinary measure generally speaking. Nothing off-putting all the way. Extremely extraordinary "ozone" in this one too yet with a "new" contort to it. This shouts excessively ready pears and brilliant raisin sweet pleasant fruity botanical angle to it too. Not certain if there was any sherry impact to this however it feels like a pleasant sautern or sweet moscato or riesling impact. In any case it's very pleasant generally speaking and the "ozone" angle to it is extraordinary. Would I drink it whenever advertised? - Yes Would I explicitly arrange it? - Yes Would I purchase a jug? - Truly on the off chance that I could discover a jug for around $200 USD"
Posted on May 10th, 2020
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Elizabeth Vaillancourt
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Unique salty sweet exemplary oban 14 less orange progressively Salty and smooth cousin who poured it said it was 45% I trusted him it was damn smooth yet really 58% !!
Posted on Apr 1st, 2020
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Tasting Notes
Nose
Super green and fresh: aromas of rocket leaf, asparagus and an outdoor-ish petrichor. Then there's a burst of zesty orange juice, rich tea biscuits and a red fruit kick. There's a floral quality, too.
Taste
This time it opens with blood orange and raspberry, before there's cinnamon spice, pepper and a nuttiness that smooths the whole thing out.
Finish
Really quite long and defined by that juicy orange vibe.
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