April 21, 2021

Oban’s 14-year Single Malt Scotch

Bottoms Up
By Lynda Wheatley | Feb. 27, 2021

Yeah, you could buy yourself a whole bottle of Oban’s 14-year-old single malt at the grocery store. But if you don’t want to set yourself back $89 (the cheapest we could find, at Meijer), we recommend a far richer but less costly experience to toast our incoming ides of March: Make your way to Bar Harbor, overlooking the windswept waves of Little Traverse Bay, in downtown Harbor Springs, this week.

You can not only nab a glass of this delicate and distinctly smooth and fig-and-honey-sweet single malt from Scotland’s 1794-founded distillery, Oban — aka “the Gateway to the Isles” — but also treat yourself to an equally sweet deal, a $9.99 burger or $12.99 perch dinner. That’s because it’s Harbor Springs’ Restaurant Week, and Bar Harbor is just one of 10 local eateries offering a load of dinner specials priced from $10 to $35 until March 7.

Whichever meal you choose, we recommend ordering this gold-medal-winning scotch whisky (2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition) neat, or with just a splash of cool spring water.  Bar Harbor, 100 State St., is open 12pm–8pm weekdays and Sundays, noon–9pm Saturdays. All bar drinks are available for takeout. (231) 526-2671. For the menus of all restaurants participating in Harbor Springs Restaurant Week, visit www.harborspringschamber.com.



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