Archive For The “Oban” Category

Oban Little Bay – Have Oban, Will Travel…Retail

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Oban Little Bay – Have Oban, Will Travel…Retail

Will you be traveling for the new year? If so, you’ll probably pass through an airport, where you can check out the Oban Little Bay. Now Oban means “Little Bay”, so this is a play on words, as this whisky is finished in quarter casks, after being matured in first fill European oak ex-sherry casks; refill…

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The Oldest and Rarest Oban Ever – 32 Year Old Vintage 1969

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The Oldest and Rarest Oban Ever – 32 Year Old Vintage 1969

A few months ago, I got to taste the second oldest Oban ever bottled. It was a 21 year old bottled at cask strength as part of the 2013 Diageo special releases. I absolutely loved it, and you can find the review here. I was hoping to get this dram to taste for my birthday,…

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The 2015 TWE Whisky Show – Bigger and Better – Day One Recap!

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The 2015 TWE Whisky Show – Bigger and Better – Day One Recap!

Yes, I traveled to London again this year to take part in The Whisky Exchange’s annual Whisky Show. I flew to the UK on Tuesday, and spent three days up in Scotland (full posts on my distillery visits and my lovely afternoon at Douglas Laing, as well as my October Outturn tasting at the Scotch…

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Second Oldest Oban Ever Officialy Bottled – An amazing Oceanaside Sherry

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Second Oldest Oban Ever Officialy Bottled – An amazing Oceanaside Sherry

Oban is a really small distillery. In fact, Whiskybase.com has only 55 Oban expressions listed (99 if you include different versions of the same expression), which is right around the number of expressions (including versions) bottled by some closed distilleries such as Millburn, Convalmore, Glenury Royal and Glenugie. Unlike them, however, Oban is alive and kicking. Its…

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