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.
Nose: Olive oil and oranges, hints of ozone and a touch of greenness – Maureen reckons pea pods. More orangey notes develop: candied flesh and spiced peel. Chalky sweets pop-up Refreshers, Love Hearts and a hint of Parma Violet.
Palate: The sweets are back – Love Hearts and Refreshers lead. Sour orange zest and stewed apple follow, accompanied by darker notes: liquorice and chocolate.
Finish: Chocolate and waxed apples start, with oranges and spice lingering.
Availability: Out of Stock