Strength: 43% Alcohol (86 proof). Note: Highland Mainland, peated.
Description: The Oban Distillery was established in 1794 by the Stevenson family. Oban is a Gaelic word meaning little bay. It is the smallest distillery in Scotland and was originally built on the water's edge. Its makers have remained anchored to their process, the making of Oban has not changed for over 200 years. At the portal between the West Highlands and the Hebrides Islands, a location renowned for its temperate climate and rugged beauty, Oban whisky is inextricably bound to its environment: the water flows in from a loch three miles away; the barley travels from Speyside. This is a full-bodied whisky with scents of citrus-orange, pears, brine, and peat. Flavors of dried fig, spice, and smoked peat. Long, smooth finish with hints of brine and wood.
Single Malt Whisky Definition: A Scotch whisky produced from only water and malted barley at a single distillery by batch distillation in pot stills, one that is produced entirely from malt in one distillery must be aged in oak barrels for at least 3 years. Any age statement on a bottle of Scotch whisky, expressed in numerical form, must reflect the age of the youngest whisky used to produce that product.