Oban Little Bay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Located in the West Highlands, actually situated on the western seacoast of Scotland, Oban sits across the Firth of Lorn from the Isle of Mull. One of Diageo’s “Classic Malts”, its water comes from Loch Gleann a Bhearraidh, the town reservoir. This whole area is made up of old volcanic lava flow rock. Steel mash tun, larch washbacks, and only two small “lamp glass”-shaped stills with traditional wooden worm tubs.
Marriage in the smallest casks available at the distillery results in a rich dram that pours a deep antiqued gold. The nose is fragrant with aromas of almond, fruit cake and cereal; an oily/waxy palate carries flavors of dried fruit, orange zest, clove, and mint finishing long with flavors of dark chocolate.