TYPE Single Malt
REGION West Highland
NOSE Bananas! There’s some other stuff going on there too. There’s a slight smokey whiff about it. But mostly bananas and that’s just awesome.
PALATE Initially – a strong bitter, salty seaside bite. Once that passes, a linger note of caramel and citrus. Sadly, no bananas.
FINISH The acidity sits on your tongue afterwards. No hint of peatiness.
82 out of 100
NOTES I actually had the pleasure of visiting the seaside town of Oban and it’s whisky distillery last year which is where I got this bottle and accompanying whisky tumbler. The area itself is wonderful. It’s idyllic, picture-esque and charming. I have fond memories of a particularly excellent fish and chip shop there. Anyway, enough about my holidays.
The Oban whisky is a rather unusual one in the sense that the scent seems completely disconnected from the actual taste. It’s probably not going to be anyone’s favourite whisky but its got plenty of character to it. I can highly recommend the tour at the distillery itself. I remember the tour guide being a knowledgable and articulate fellow and he was also particularly generous with the post-tour drinks.