FUN-travel: Oban, Scotland – Day 2

June 17, 2017 by  

  • Our second day included a lovely stroll along the waterfront…

…with an afternoon tour of the Oban Distillery…and of course more whisky tasting !

To peat or not to peat? That is the question…

…and only you can decide…

…best bit of advice…

…is to get tasting!

  • Orkney peat tends to reflect a heathery, mossy character determined by the island’s abundance of heather and lack of trees.

Islay peat often brings you down to the seashore with a marine and sometimes medicinal character influenced by its coastal location.

  • Highland or mainland peat frequently displays wood smoke aromas from its woodland landscape. So…

…depending on where the peat comes from…

…determines the taste.

Tasting whisky is as much art as it is science. A lot of both are involved in the process. To learn how to fully taste whisky takes time, patience and on a positive note, practice, practice, practice. After all…

There is no such thing as bad whiskey. Some whiskeys just happen to be better than others.”     ~ William Faulkner – Writer and Nobel Prize laureate

Fresh Caught Crab

FUN-fact – Oban translated means The Little Bay and is dubbed “the Seafood Capital of Scotland.”

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