Oban 10 Year Old (Special Release 2022) Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
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Oban 10 Year Old (Special Release 2022) Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Highlands, SCOTLAND
$170. 00
$2040.00 Dozen
ABV: 57.1%

Other reviews... White grape, sea salt, sliced pear, and admirable maritime aromas of rock pools and dried seaweed, with a hint of new plasticine and wood spice. Sweet and thick on the tongue, with honey, lemon and lime marmalade, pepper, and chile flakes as the wave of alcohol breaks, leaving lemon meringue pie, fruit compote, and a late return of that coastal saltiness. Best enjoyed at cask strength, so avoid the water. 90 points - whiskyavocate.com

...This one was finished in amontillado this time. There is some kind of purple rabbit on the label, maybe is this the return of the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog. Not sure I'm fully getting the 'story' that's coming with this year's SRs…  Colour: white wine. Nose: there's this fruitier, err, fruitiness that's rather reminding us of the older OBs, the ones that used to come in 'diamond' bottles. Great stuff. Whiffs of soft varnish, sherries, cranberries, melons, the smoky coastalness being toned down here. With water: Oban's smoky mustard and walnuts coming out. Some fig jam too, from the sherry? New tweed jacket. Mouth (neat): powerful, hot, on marzipan and kirschwasser, then wine gums and marshmallows, all that on a creamy texture. With water: some grassier bitterness, walnut skin, peppers, allspice… Finish: long, a little rugous and tough. Closer to the DE now, but I'm finding that DE a little superior. Comments: excellent young Oban, but with a similar combo, I thought the Distiller's Edition had rather more to tell, and that it was a little more complex. Bah, both great drops, while Oban remains rare, as far as numbers of different expressions go.
85 points
- whiskyfun.com