Oban Single Malt Scotch Whisky Little Bay Small Cask

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About Oban Single Malt Scotch Whisky Little Bay Small Cask

Quality. Authenticity. It's what Oban's reputation is founded upon. Crafted in the small coastal town of Oban in the West Highlands region of Scotland, this revered single malt brings together the flavors of both the Highland and Islay whiskies, a perfect marriage for all Scotch enthusiasts.

Revel in the freedom provided by this No Age Statement blend to create a new, complex, balanced, and fascinatingly delicious spirit. This rare gem is available for purchase at Curiada, the marketplace for passionate cocktailers, where it can be delivered to your door in just 2-5 days.

No need for flashy marketing here. The quality speaks for itself, and Scotch enthusiasts need no prompting to seek it out. If you appreciate exquisite spirits, you might also enjoy the Excellent Spirits Selected by Anders Erickson and A Collection from Truffles On The Rocks.

Tasting Notes

Don't forget to stop and smell the whisky! Oban greets the nose with initial notes of citrus, brine, sea salt caramel and a hint of oak. And the palate? It's a tart delight with distinct flavors of cinnamon apple, butterscotch, and brown sugar which make way for an elegant finish that leaves you with just a touch of smoke. Pure Scotch poetry!

Suggested Serves

  • Enjoy this neat, with a friend, or even with a book. There's an unmistakable sense of occasion that comes with opening a bottle of Oban.

  • Or if you're feeling adventurous, try a strong>Cruising Altitude by pairing with Creme de Violette, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, bitters, and a good squeeze of lemon. Surprisingly delightful!

Production Notes

Oban Little Bay Whiskey is made in one of the smallest distilleries in all of Scotland, which actually predates the town that it is located in, of the same name. The distillery sits at sea level just 208 steps away from the sea, giving its concoctions a unique maritime character.

The malted barley used comes from the Maltings at Burghead near Elgin in Speyside, the peat is all harvested in Scotland, and the water comes from the local loch, three miles from the town. It's almost like a return journey for the water, wouldn't you say?

The production process for this excellent single malt is the same today as it was 200 years ago. A testament to Oban's steadfast dedication to tradition and quality. Barley is milled, mixed with water from the local loch in a mash tun, and stays in the whiskey wash backs for an unusually long amount of time, to create the traditional flavors. Yeast is added, and then the magic of distillation begins.

Production volume could increase if the Oban Distillery team sped up the process, but this would mean losing the gentle character of the whisky. Not a compromise Oban is willing to make - and neither are we!

For the No Age Statement Little Bay, whiskies of different ages matured in three types of casks are used: first-fill European oak ex-sherry casks; re-fill casks with new oak cask ends; and re-fill American oak hogsheads. These whiskies were then married for a short time in smaller oak casks to allow for more contact with the wood and integration. The result? A spirit packed with depth and complexity.

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This offering from Oban is simply its original single malt that’s just left to age a little longer in small oak casks. This gives it an added level of rich, smooth, balanced sweetness with just the right amount of smoke, spice, and dryness.- Uproxx

750ml & 86 Proof

Last Updated: 01/10/2024

General Characteristics:

Size: 750ml
Proof: 86 proof
Main Ingredient: Malted Barley
Country of Origin: Scotland

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