Oban 18 Year
Experience the exquisite balance of fruit, malt, and maritime influences in Oban 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky. With its rich heritage dating back to one of Scotland's oldest licensed distilleries, Oban's 18-year expression captures the very essence of the rugged western coastline. At Third Base Market & Spirits, we are thrilled to offer this exceptional whisky, which serves as a perfect introduction to the Oban range for both new and seasoned whisky aficionados.
- Name: Oban 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Type: Single Malt Scotch
- Age: 18 Years
- Region: West Highlands, Scotland
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 43%
Tasting Notes and Technical Description:
The whisky displays a stunning amber hue with golden reflections, reminiscent of a coastal sunset over Oban's harbor.
The aroma is complex, opening with notes of dried fruit and oak, followed by whispers of sea salt and a light smokiness. Hints of orange peel and a touch of leather add layers of complexity.
The taste journey of Oban 18 Year is equally captivating. The initial sweetness of ripe pear and apple subtly transitions into flavors of rich, dark chocolate and dried figs. The maritime character comes through as a briny undertone that's beautifully complemented by a wisp of peat smoke.
The finish is long and rewarding, featuring layers of spice, nutmeg, and cinnamon that linger on the palate, encouraging contemplation and another sip.
A silky-smooth mouthfeel accompanies this medium-bodied whisky, delivering an experience that is as refined as it is robust.
Third Base Market & Spirits Perspective:
Oban 18 Year Old Single Malt is a whisky of remarkable depth and complexity. The extra aging allows the spirit to develop intricate flavors that harmonize beautifully, making it a fine choice for sipping neat or enjoying with a drop or two of water to open up even more nuances. Its rich character makes it a perfect whisky for special occasions or for those moments when you want to indulge in something truly extraordinary.
Oban 18 pairs elegantly with salty or smoky foods. Try it with a selection of mature cheeses or smoked salmon to enhance its maritime qualities.
As a limited edition, Oban 18 Year Old Single Malt is not always easy to find, making it a highly sought-after bottle for collectors and connoisseurs. We at Third Base Market & Spirits are delighted to offer this rare gem as part of our extensive whisky portfolio.
Whether you're an ardent whisky lover or are just beginning to explore the intricate world of Scotch, Oban 18 Year Old Single Malt is a compelling choice. Third Base Market & Spirits is proud to feature this remarkable whisky that serves as a testament to Oban's masterful distilling and aging process.
First a good price for a 18 yr. I love the 14 yr and while the older versions are not necessarily better, this is.