nternational Wine & Spirit Competition, 2015: Silver Outstanding
"Lightly smoky on the honeyed, floral nose. Toffee, cereal and a hint of peat. The palate offers initial cooked fruits, becoming spicier. Complex, bittersweet, oak and more gentle smoke. The finish is quite lengthy, with spicy oak, toffee and new leather."
Gavin D Smith, Malt Whisky Yearbook 2015, p.162
"Good energy, balance with surprising weight."
Dave Broom 2005, Whisky Magazine, Issue 45
"A much-beloved malt in the U.S. Some say it’s because it is easy to pronounce (though having said that, remember it’s ‘OH-bin’ and not ‘O’Bahn’). I’d 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."
Dave Broom, Whisky Advocate Summer 20123