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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Oban DE (1997/2012), 43 %

Review #393
This is finished in Montilla Fino casks and have the bottle code OD 161.FY. The smell is sweet with some salt hiding in the background. After some minutes in the hand, some fruits appears. Some apples, but also some dried fruits like sweet dates.

You got that western Highland profile, but mixed with some sweetness from the finish in Montilla Fino casks. Oak, raisins, prunes and then salt, grass and hay in the taste. The finish is medium long with the sweetness being the dominant factor. Not much new happens, just the rough notes disappear little by little and the sweetness from the dried fruits taking over.

These Distillers Edition never seems to disappoint. This is no exception! I really enjoy the mix of the western Highland roughness and the Spanish sweetness. A bit higher ABV and the finish would have been killer! I will rate this 87/100 (21/22/22/22).

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