Oban 12 Year Old | Special Releases 2021

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Product SKU: 10877

Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 57.5%

Bottled for the 2021 batch of Diageo's annual Special Releases, this 12-year-old Oban has been bottled from ex-bourbon and refill casks, which confusingly Diageo have described as non-traditional despite those two categories being probably the most traditional casks imaginable.

Researching further, we discover that the casks were in fact 'freshly-charred', in other words, recharred - a relatively modern practice that is rapidly becoming industry standard, particularly for Diageo.

This 12-year-old cask strength Oban should nonetheless be a high quality dram, with the official tasting notes mentioning coastal seaweed and saline notes, fruit and peppery spices.






Special Releases 2021

Country Scotland
Region Highland
Bottling Year 2021
Age 12
Limited Edition Yes
Cask Type Ex-Bourbon & Refill Casks
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 56.2%


Tasting Notes

Official Tasting Notes

An original Oban from non- traditional casks that has a great deal to say for itself as it skilfully entwines the lighter and darker traits of this famous bridge between the Highland and Island styles of single malt.