Oban Little Bay Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 70cl
Master Blenders Dr Matthew Crow and Dr Craig Wilson use whisky matured in refill American oak hogsheads, European oak Sherry casks and refill casks with new ends for this expression before allowing the resultant single malt whisky to marry in small oak casks.
Serving Suggestion: Best served neat in a tumbler, perhaps with a little cool spring water. Oban brings out the rich complexity of character in humble meat dishes, like steak and kidney pie.
Rich antique gold.
Medium to rich. Good viscosity.
Oily, waxy and nutty, balanced by ripe orchard fruits. Notes of almond fruit cake on denser Christmas pudding, with cereal and orange behind.
The comforting chewiness of rich fruit-bread, hints of orange zest and clove, growing drier, still minty, with crisp green apple.
In a word, long. Quite syrupy at first, then drying, with elegant coating tannins rich in dark chocolate character.