Ultimate Beverage Challenge 94 points - (Great Value,Tried & True Award)- Beautiful in the glass, a bright copper hue. Complex, concentrated, deeply grainy/malty aromas rise from the glass in waves. Tastes of malt, unsweetened dry breakfast cereal, brown rice. Elegant, hearty, classic Highland malt of genuine substance. (Mar 2015)
~ WHISKY ADVOCATE
A much-beloved malt in the U.S. Some say its because it is easy to pronounce (though having said that, remember its OH-bin and not OBahn). Id prefer to think its popularity is because there is something about the fresh cleanliness of the nose, its orange oils, chocolate, and zesty-zingy and yes, occasionally salty spiciness that is instantly appealing.