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Tasting notes for Oban 14 year old

Distillery bottling
43% a.b.v.

Very pleasant aroma, with notes of chardonnay, peat, sturdy Highland malt, and a good whiff of the sea. Palate is salty and cerealy with honey and malt notes. The texture is fantastic: pebbles, maybe, or sand; something to give it a slightly abrasive, grainy texture. This is accomplished, however, without any unpleasant roughness or “scouring” feeling. Distinctly salty, perhaps notes of caramel. A lot of toffee and some warmth in the finish. Not a world-class malt, but without a doubt quite enjoyable, especially as an aperitif to seafood or alongside oysters on the half shell.

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