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Oban's standard 14 year offering is quite smooth and velvety. This said, in my estimation at least, it lacks character. In other words, it is a touch bland.
Nose: Walnuts, oak, white chocolate, hemp ropes.
Palate: Dried oak, caramel, vanilla bean, white toast with apricot jelly.
Finish: Medium, with an echo of caramel, toasted grains, and oak.
I feel as if the Oban has changed a bit over the past few years. It seems sweeter to me and less complex. This said, it's very enjoyable.