Colour - Olive gold. Nose - Rich sweetness and fruits - oranges, lemons and pears, with sea-salt and peaty smokiness. Palate - Mouth-filling late autumn fruits - dried figs and honey-sweet spices; followed by a smoky malty dryness. Finish - Long, smooth-sweet finish with oak-wood, dryness and a grain of salt.
Oban is the frontier between the West Highlands and the Islands. Its mild, temperate climate, warmed by the Gulf Stream, sets it apart in a region known for its rugged natural beauty. The proximity to the coast lends Oban some of that salted character for which the Islands are renown, though this is as gentle as the soft rains which give the fishing town its lush surrounds.
Founded by Hugh Stevenson, a local merchant and entrepreneur, in 1794, the distillery has formed part of the town