Oban Distillers Edition - 2022 Collection
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Built in 1793 just 208 steps from the sea, Oban Distillery (pronounced “oh-bin”) actually predates the town with which it shares its name. It’s one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland with just two stills, and it’s one of the few to still use worm tub condensers, which condense the spirit very quickly thanks to a long, coiled copper pipe in a large vat of (usually cold) water.
Because of the speed of the condensing process copper contact is minimal, which generally creates a heavier spirit – but Oban is rather light, because the worms are run hot and the doors of the stills are opened after distillation to allow oxygen to rejuvenate the copper. This is the 2022 release of the lovely Classic Malts Distillers Edition Oban, which is traditionally finished in Montilla fino sherry casks before release.
Tart quince, sweeter stone fruit, and citrus oil, alongside coastal smoke, and dry wood spice.
Creamy barley, orange peel, and savoury brine, with chewy toffee and a whack of black pepper warmth.
Roasted coffee bean, and salted milk chocolate.