We've compiled a list of our 10 favorite single-malts, so pour yourself a wee dram!
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A "classic malt of Scotland", Oban is a favorite of Editor-in-Chief Todd Smith and other OL staffers. Coming from the West Highland region, it offers a blend of the smokier flavors of the Scottish isles and the lighter tastes found in scotches from the Highlands.
The distillery was built in 1794 and is still one of the smallest in the country. Oban is offered in a 14 year version and a pricier 18 year Distillers Edition that was first released in 1998.
Notes: A classic balance—not too smoky, not too sweet. A great all-around single-malt that is universally loved and infinitely sip-able.