OBAN 14 Year Old Single Malt Scotch 750 ML With TinWhisky AdvocateA much-beloved malt in the U.S. Some say its because it is easy to pronounce (though having said that, remember its OH-bin and not OBahn). Id prefer to think its popularity is because there is something about the fresh cleanliness of the nose, its orange oils, chocolate, and zesty-zingy and yes, occasionally salty spiciness that is instantly appealing. (Vol. 21, #2)Wine EnthusiastThe early aroma is a combination of malt, wood and sea breeze; the later bouquet is a deliciously harmonious, even creamy marriage of maritime atmosphere and malted barley. Palate entry is chock full of biscuity, peaty, tobacco leaf tastes; the midpalate stage is sweet. Concludes strong, firm, slightly hot, pungent and briny. The best-kept secret of Scotlands Western Highlands.This western highland malt is said to have been originally founded in 1794. Oban is a true classic with an amber color, an assertive, round nose, and a rich, slightly viscous body. On the palate, it is dry with malty and fruity undertones. It has a wonderfully smooth and aromatic finish.