Oban is a charming harbour town of archealogical interest, which faces the Isle of Mull. The distillery was built in 1794 by the Stevenson brothers, Hugh, John and James, who were also the founders of the town. The Dewar's group became owner in 1823, and it changed hands again until eventually being mothballed during the Great Depression, during World War II and from 1969 to 1972. The Oban Single Malt enjoyed a resurgence to fame in the 80's, but the major part of the production is used in blends, among others Bell's.
Appearance is a lustrous olive gold. A nose rich with peaty smokiness and fruit - oranges, lemons and pears, that leads onto a spicy mouth-filling sweetness. Body is full, handsome, tropical, rich. Mouth-filling palate exhibiting late autumn fruits - dried figs and honey-sweet spices, followed by a smoky malty dryness. Finish is long- a smooth-sweet finish with oak-wood, dryness and a grain of sea-salt.