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Oban 20 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Oban 20 Years Old

Brand
Oban
Expression
20 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
20 years old
Abv
57.90%
Produced at
Oban Distillery
Region
Highland
Website
www.malts.com

Martine Nouet

Nose
Shy, delicate. Spring garden. Grassy. Orange sherbet. Raspberry. Mint lollipop. A briny echo.
Palate
Smooth, gentle at start. Then the alcohol strength breaks out. Iced mint sweets.
Finish
Tangy (even with water), dry. Herbal.
Comment
The nose is very distinguished and floaty. The palate is a bit too assertive because of the high strength. Requires oxygenation and water.

Dave Broom

Nose
Mature. Crystallised ginger, lemon drizzle cake, chalk, spicy marmalade. Subtle. Needs a drop of water to open into polished oak. Linseed.
Palate
Clean and soft with dried peels. An interesting, strangely exotic quality. Deep.
Finish
Long and spicy.
Comment
Excellent balance given the age – wood hasn't overpowered it.
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