Oban is Gaelic for little bay, the name of this NAS-release that first appeared at the end of 2015. It matured on three types of casks (European sherry casks, refill casks with new oak heads and refill American hogsheads) before it was married in small ex bourbon casks of 200 liters. The nose is sweet and malty with some oranges, apple sauce and a hint of gingerbread, nutmeg and cinnamon. A leaf of mint. The whole is fairly soft and not very outspoken. The maritime character that I appreciate so much on the 14 Year Old is totally absent. This is a very fruity Oban. The body and spiciness are fine. The fruit returns in full force, joined now by some fresh apricots, as does the mint and cinnamon. I do get a lovely salty edge on the palate. The finish is rather short on ginger, mint and oranges. Nice Oban, ideal as entry level malt, but I do prefer the 14 Year Old.