The Oban distillery is classified in the Highlands and yet located on the Isle of the Hebrides, the marine influence is therefore important.
This distillery is in the West Highlands. Oban was founded in 1794 and the distillery took over from the business of a brewery.
Oban Distillery is Scotland's oldest and one of the smallest. It will remain so because the land reserve on the island is very limited between the cliffs and the sea. It is one of the last urban distillery, established on the main street in the city.
This distillery only produces 700,000 liters per year. Oban is one of the Classic Malts representing the Highlands. The Oban style is a touch of smoke, a malt with a dry and lively finish. The Oban 14 years Classic Highlands Whiskey 70 cl is a whiskey from the Highlands.
In the Highlands, a region of the north of Scotland, you will find whiskeys of a great diversity, since under the same regional name coexist 30 distilleries, with styles as different as whiskeys from the islands, with the exception of Islay (Jura, Skyes ...), whiskeys from the fertile plains of the West, whiskeys from the mountainous areas, and whiskeys from the north such as Old Pulteney and the Glenmorangie. This is why the Highlands region has been subdivided into 4 production regions which are Eastern Highlands, Central Highlands, Western Highlands and Northern Highlands.
The Oban 14 years Classic Highlands Whiskey 70 cl is a Single Malt. To be a Single Malt, a whiskey obeys 2 immutable rules.
This whiskey must be the product of a single distillery (Single), but also be made only from malted cereals: Malt. This malted cereal must be barley, however in rare cases rye is used.
Scotland is the largest producer of single malt whiskey.
These are then Scotch Single Malt Whiskey, but you will find other producing nations, for example Japan, India, the Czech Republic or France which also distill tasty Single Malt.
The principles are always the same, the whiskey must come from a single distillery and the cereal used must be malted barley.
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