Saturday, August 22, 2009

Oban Distillery

Yes, everyone knows that Scotland is known for whisky (they leave out the ‘e’) but I had no idea the number of distilleries! We toured the local distillery, which was interesting but didn’t have the folksy flavor that the Jack Daniels Distillery has, which is the only thing I can compare it to. Now what it did have that of course the JD tour didn’t was that you could taste the goods. We tasted some 13 year old Whisky right from the cask which was like paint thinner. Then at the end we got a “wee dram” of 14 year old whisky, the final product. I couldn’t finish it.

Interesting fact, they age their whisky in barrels that they get from the U.S. that were used first to age bourbon.

1 comment:

StephB said...

J - My dad would be so jealous. Oban is one of his favs.