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Oban

Region: Highlands
District: Western

Oban Distillery, in the western Highlands, may be the oldest distillery to be in continuous operation. Located in the town by the same name, it has been producing whisky since 1794, with only one relatively brief interruption for about a year in 1968-69. Oban occupies a rather precarious geographical position in reference to its appropriate classification. Its proximity to Campbeltown and the Highlands, and its "almost Islands" situation, could make for good discussion among the argumentative types. It is classified officially, however, as a Highlands malt.

14 year old

Proof 86
Color Amber to almost red.
Nose Peaty, and rather complex.
Body Medium, rich, silky-smooth.
Palate Some peat, maltiness and fruit.
Finish Good, medium finish.

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