[October, 2019] A quick review of a sample.
I never was an Oban malt fan and this sample did not change that legacy. It is rather simple with a liqueur-esque tasting impression (I am in for whisky and not for liqueurs). Nonetheless, it is easy drinkable but I will not remember its taste by tomorrow morning (most probably).
The colour is deep copper and the nose offers a grassy-autumn floral profile that is quite simple. Some chalky and waxy aromas join in later and after significant breathing time the fruits dare to pop up (oranges, passion fruits). Now it is much nicer, so take your time with this dram.
The taste is much sweeter, almost like a liqueur and turns more bitter the longer I chew it (green tea, tobacco). There are some interesting spices too, among them candied ginger, cloves and nutmeg.
The initial mouthfeel is warming and coating without distracting moments. The finish is of medium length and turns spicier with a minor drying feeling towards the end. Water is not needed, the dram just gets flat upon reduction.