Oban Distillers Edition 2023 Release Single Malt Whisky

Since 1997, the Distiller’s Editions from Diageo have been an annual release of limited quantities in which fine malts are double matured in different types of cask wood, chosen to complement the characteristics of each mature whisky. The second maturation takes place in batches, using individually prepared casks that have held a specially selected fortified wine. The result is a range of sublime, deeply flavoured single malt whiskies, each very much true to its origins.
These are the 6 bottlings of the 2023 release: Glenkinchie (Lowlands), Dalwhinnie (Highlands), Cragganmore (Speyside), Oban (West Highlands), Talisker (Isle of Skye), and Lagavulin (Islay), featuring a variety of styles with unique aroma and taste profiles.

Part of the Distiller’s Editions, this is Oban 2023 release. The whisky had its first maturation in refill American oak and European oak, and finished in Montilla Fino seasoned re-charred American oak, with heavily re-charred in new American oak ends.

    Nose:    Opens very fine, clean and sweet with hints of salty sea breeze and a light, grapey note from the dry Fino, then grows more pungent with time, to hint of smoke and spice.

    Taste:    Creamy smooth and sweet and gently grapey to start; then waves of malty flavour develop, all held together by a real backbone of sea salt and gentle white pepper spiciness. Delicious and easy to drink.

    Finish:   Long, attractively sweet smoky and clean, with appetising oak spice. Drying, with an attractive, lightly peppery aftertaste.