18 Years Old
An elegantly matured single malt that balances opulent fruit flavours with rich peat smoke and spicy wood, culminating in a long, smooth, finish.
Mouth-filling sweetness tempered with smoked malt dryness.
Peat smoke and spicy wood with notes of ripe banana, pear, and plum.
Long and sweet. Hints of dark chocolate and salted caramel.
Medium bodied and rich with good legs.
2018 94 Points Gold
2018 93 Points
2018 Silver Winner
2018 92 Points
I really like it, despite a style that's maybe a little, say unusual, as if it hasn't found itself yet. But does that mean anything?
Drier, less toffee and fruit, more dried spice and oak when compared to the standard Oban 14 year old. A beautiful combination of rich, nutty toffee balanced by polished oak, salt, pepper, seaweed, distant smoke, and dried fruit. Somewhat oily in texture. Wonderful depth, too! An improvement on what is already the biggest-selling Diageo single malt scotch in the U.S. Very exciting and dynamic.