Oban 14 year Single Malt Scotch
Pairs with: Cypress Grove 'Humboldt Fog' Blue Cheese
Good for: Gazing at a stormy sea in a moment of contemplation
I am from: Oban, West Highlands, Scotland
The Story: Oban was founded in 1794 and while ownership has changed, it still makes the same legendary whiskey, operating with just two stills in a quaint seaside village nestled on western Scotland's craggy coast.
Why You'll Love Me: One of the six "Classic Malts," this is a supremely nuanced bottle and is perfect for someone who's new to the world of single malt, or for a gift if you're not sure whether someone likes smoke. Flavors of orange peel, smoke, sea salt, and honey distinguish this versatile, full-bodied Highland malt -- not as intensely smoky as Islay, but not as clean as Speyside.