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Whisky Magazine Issue 153

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Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
Clean and balanced.

Oban 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Classic, gentle and pleasing. A consensual malt. Good match with salmon and light seafood dishes.

Oban 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Harmonious as a water colour. A full display of soft flavours. A lovely springtime whisky to enjoy with red fruit.

Oban 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.90%
8 The nose is very distinguished and floaty. The palate is a bit too assertive because of the high strength. Requires oxygenation and water.

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Oban Classic Malts Distillers Edition 1992
- Scotland - 43.00%
8 An appetizing dram like a dried fruit cake. Rich and malty. A drop of water will be enough to cheer it up. More knocks it down.

Oban Distillers Edition 1993 Montilla Fino
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
This works best for me. The distillery character has been retained,given a little tweak and the result is excellent.

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Oban Distillers Edition, Montilla
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Demonstrably an evocative whisky. Salty and winey, but neither as overt as in the comparable Glenmorangie Fino.

Oban Limited Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.20%
7 Good presence and a sumptuous palate.

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Collector's corner
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The enemy within
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