Fine single malt whisky has been made here for over 200 years, in one of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland. ObanTM is made using only the finest barley, malted to the distillery's own particular specification. Partly germinated barley is gently dried in a kiln where a light peat smoke gives the malt a distinctive character and taste.The result is the smoky, malty dryness in the flavour and finish of ObanTM. The stills used are among the smallest in Scotland; the cramped nature of the site is attested to by the odd position of the worm tubs, fed by unusually short lyne arms, and nestled in the 'vee' between the roofs of the still house and an adjoining building. Food suggestion: ObanTM is simply lovely with chicken satay or even crystallised ginger. Taste style: Medium. Quite malty and sweet opening, with a medium body and a generous dry finish. A hint of spiciness perhaps, and seashore on the nose. Tasting Notes: bustling seaside resort has grown up around Oban TM distillery in the two centuries since it set up home in a fishing village. The West Highland malt is still produced in the same unhurried, traditional fashion. Strength: 43% ABV Appearance: Olive gold. Nose: Rich sweetness and fruits - oranges, lemons and pears, with sea-salt and peaty smokiness. Body: Full, rich. Palate: Mouth-filling late autumn fruits - dried figs and honey-sweet spices; followed by a smoky malty dryness. Finish: Long, smooth-sweet finish with oak-wood, dryness and a grain of salt.