Oban 18, LE

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Re: Oban 18, LE

Postby les taylor » Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:39 pm

Ganga for question 1

Would the size of the bottle give a clue if it was for the US market only.

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Re: Oban 18, LE

Postby Gilles Deleuze » Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:10 pm

Ganga, here's a link to the Malt Advocate review that also contains a little info about the Oban 18. Apparently only 7,700 bottles available, only in the US.
http://blog.maltadvocate.com/2008/08/14/review-oban-18-year-old/

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Re: Oban 18, LE

Postby Alzarius » Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:27 pm

Looks like another batch of this was released in the US recently, as another limited series. Anyone with reviews on this new batch, or for Oban 18 in general? If the price is right, I may pick one up

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Re: Oban 18, LE

Postby MacDeffe » Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:51 am

Would the size of the bottle give a clue if it was for the US market only.


Isn't all US bottles size 75cl ?

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Re: Oban 18, LE

Postby corbuso » Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:15 pm

I published some tasting notes about the Oban 18 some time ago (http://www.whisky-news.com/En/tasting15.html#14Jan10)
This was a bottling exclusive for the US (750 ml) and I paid $160 for 1 bottle last year in Washington DC. It was mentioned as US and distillery only, but I haven't seen any last time I visited the distillery.

In the meantime, a cask strength expression has been released exclusively for the distillery. Other than that, no other special releases have been launched since then.

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Re: Oban 18, LE

Postby corbuso » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:16 am

lockejn wrote: Yes, a new release was made to the US this summer. Quite limited, though, as I understand. The two bottles I purchased were stamped L11.

Interesting. It seems like the new release is still a 18 YO 92 Proof but with a different label. Is this correct?

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Re: Oban 18, LE

Postby DVSDelicious » Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:46 am

I picked up two, actually, as the price was so right - $65 each. At that price I'd keep two on hand at all times. At Binny's regular price closer to $140 I considered long and hard about buying one to try, but I wouldn't buy more than one.


So, lockejn, may I ask where you were able to find it for $65 a bottle? I found it for $89.99 today and thought I had discovered the new world, but...$65?!? That's amazing.

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Re: Oban 18, LE

Postby eol » Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:02 am

$120 is the cheapest I have seen in CA... some places up to 150


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