Oban "Limited Edition" 18 Year Old West Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) (Elsewhere $150)
Drier, less toffee and fruit, more dried spice and oak when compared to the standard Oban 14 year old. A beautiful combination of rich, nutty toffee balanced by polished oak, salt, pepper, seaweed, distant smoke, and dried fruit. Somewhat oily in texture. Wonderful depth, too! An improvement on what is already the biggest-selling Diageo single malt scotch in the U.S. Very exciting and dynamic. (Vol. 17, #4, by John Hansell)
Always tough to find - this is a limited edition bottling for the U.S. only. As the canister states, "only so much can be made, it is never enough."