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Nose: A medley of sherry, citrus, and mineral notes, with none dominating. A nice nose - and pleasant - but not very "inviting."
Palate: Has the mineraly/chalky texture, with vanilla, faint sherry, black pepper, and citrus. Some saltiness too, which gives it a fair coastal feel. Mouthfeel is alright - thankfully this is at 43% instead of 40%.
Finish: The finish does linger nicely with many of the same palate notes. No complaints!
Oban is nice. Nothing to rock your world, but more interesting than some basic malts. That said, I could easily list a few much cheaper malts that I like more, which means Oban isn't a very good value (at least around here it's not). Pennsylvania is currently selling this for the ludicrous price of $75, which I will PASS on. I bought this in a different state for $60, which is still probably a bit more than what it's worth.