The KOTQ has enjoyed 4 tastings from the Oban distillery

oban

Distillery Region Open Blends
Oban Western Highlands 1794 – Today Dewar’s & Old Mull
       
Status Ownership Water Source Production
Active Diageo Two Lochs in Ardconnel 670,000 liters/year
       
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OBAN yo 04Q2 – OBAN 14 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Light nose, grassy
Rich and curvaceous
Sweet, creamy, almonds
Warm and sweet, then lingering pepper
A classic malt.
04Q2-Bop
July 24th, 2004
Bop
Light
thin and athletic
Creamy and peppery
pleasant
respectable
04Q2-Bop
July 24th, 2004
Cyclone
Gold
Sweet, pineapple, brown sugar
Aggressive, strong – Jaime Presley
Peaty – solid
Long but welcome to be long
I like it!
04Q2-Bop
July 24th, 2004
Irving
Heather, perfume
Soapy, heavy
Spicy
Salty, sweet
Best with a little H2O
04Q2-Bop
July 24th, 2004
Lakeview
Sweet + pepper
LIghtly peppered but highly enjoyable
Keeps getting better – peppery but creamy
A classic – belongs in a standard collection
04Q2-Bop
July 24th, 2004
Tao
Phenol
Anna Kournikova
Balanced
04Q2-Bop
July 24th, 2004

OBAN yo Distillers Edition 13Q4 – OBAN 15 yo Distillers Edition [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

OBAN yo 10Q4 – OBAN 18 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Balgam
Caramel
Woody char.
Sweet. Citrus, Dry. Distand Smoke. Dry Spice
Rich Finish
Keeper – 18
10Q4-Bluff
January 8th, 2011
Bluff
fantastic – char and sea salt
Scarlet Johannsen
Vanilla oak spice and pepper
lingering warm
Super awesome
10Q4-Bluff
January 8th, 2011
Bop
Very light
Dried spice
Charred-nice dry. Distant smoke. “Smoke from a distant fire”
7,700 bottles available only in the US – contemplative – Top 10 (% or by count) all-time KOTQ tasting.
10Q4-Bluff
January 8th, 2011
Hoopie
Smoke and wood on nose. Got some syrup or another tint
Jinnifer Aniston
Oaky / wood slightly Oily only at first
It’s complex
10Q4-Bluff
January 8th, 2011
Lakeview
Some citrus and toffee
Pepper that is outplayed by the sweet oily texture
Excellent
7,700 bottles only in US + distillery
10Q4-Bluff
January 8th, 2011

OBAN Little Bay 17Q2 – OBAN nas Little Bay [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Capn Crunch in the nose
Fruity palatte
Weak finish
Very odd for Oban. I’d say don’t dabble in bourbon finishes.
17Q2-Randall
July 29th, 2017