The Tasting Room: Oban Single Malt Scotch Whiskey

Oban is one of the oldest distilleries in the world. Built in 1794, the town and the country has flourished do to it’s presence.

Where is Oban from?

Oban is the frontier between the West Highlands and the Islands of Scotland. In a mild and rainy area of world.

How is Oban made?

“Oban™ is made using only the finest barley, malted to the distillery’s own particular specification. The tiny lantern-shaped copper pot stills are among the smallest in Scotland; their rich, fruity malt is then slowly condensed in wooden worm tubs that sit outside among the rooftops, before being aged in oak casks for at least 14 years.”

Tasting notes:

Oban has a citrus and pear flavor with a slightly smokey aftertaste. When it comes to single malts, Oban is one of the finest in the world. On par with a Macallan 12 if we had to compare it with another scotch.


Oban Rusty Nail

The Oban Rusty Nail is a branded version of the classic. A rusty nail is a scotch drinker’s version a mixed drink. Served on the rocks or in a martini glass up.


  • 1½oz Oban Single Malt Scotch Whiskey
  • 1½oz Drambuie

To Make:

Pour the Oban and Drambuie in equal amounts into a martini shaker. Shake and pour. Either over ice or served straight up in a martini glass.


Garnish with a lemon twist.

Oban Hot Toddy

The Oban version of the Hot Toddy or also known as the Scotch Whiskey Toddy is a hot drink that’s perfect for the coming winter months.


  • 2oz Oban Single Malt Scotch Whiskey
  • Teaspoon of sugar
  • Teaspoon of fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • Fill with boiling hot water

To Make:

Pour the ingredients into a hot coffee glass or tall glass. Be warned, the contents will be very hot.


Garnish with a cinnamon stick or swirl stick and a lemon.

Originally published on Ambition Lifestyle