Oban 14 Years

Oban is one of Diageo's Classic Malts of Scotland. Its location represents its character: It's a coastal malt that combines Highland and Island characteristics.

    Oban is one of Diageo's Classic Malts of Scotland. Its location represents its character: It's a coastal malt that combines Highland and Island characteristics.

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      Oban
      Scotland, Highlands
      Single Malt Whisky
      14 Years
      43%
      0.7 l
      Original bottling
      The Classic Malts of Scotland
      Artifical colouring - With
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      Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
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      Nosing
      Fruit:
      Peat Smoke:
      Maritime Notes:
      Seaweed:
      Sweet:
      Spices:
      Oak:
      Malt:
      Zitrus:
      Salt:
      Pear:
      Apple:
      Herbs:
      Sherry:
      Alcohol:
      Nuts:
      Orange:
      Vanilla:
      Honey:
      Chili:
      Heather:
      Pineapple:
      Caramel:
      Dried Fruit:
      Barley:
      Floral:
      Tropical Fruit:
      Ginger:
      Almonds:
      Banana:
      Grape:
      Green Apple:
      Iodine:
      Lemon:
      Bonfire Smoke:
      Grapefruit:
      Hazelnut:
      Lime:
      Peach:
      Herb:
      Black Currant:
      Cake:
      Chocolate:
      Cinnamon:
      Dark Chocolate:
      Ham:
      Kiwi:
      Leather:
      Lemon Peel:
      Medicinal Smoke:
      Mint:
      Oil:
      Pepper:
      Raisin:
      Strawberry:
      Tasting
      Maritime Notes:
      Peat Smoke:
      Spices:
      Fruit:
      Sweet:
      Salt:
      Seaweed:
      Malt:
      Oak:
      Honey:
      Nuts:
      Sherry:
      Herbs:
      Zitrus:
      Heather:
      Vanilla:
      Pepper:
      Apple:
      Oil:
      Alcohol:
      Caramel:
      Herb:
      Barley:
      Chili:
      Fig:
      Orange:
      Almonds:
      Bonfire Smoke:
      Chocolate:
      Coffee:
      Pineapple:
      Dark Chocolate:
      Dried Fruit:
      Grape:
      Grapefruit:
      Iodine:
      Leather:
      Wheat:
      Banana:
      Cinnamon:
      Floral:
      Ginger:
      Lemon:
      Lime:
      Raisin:
      Rye:
      Tobacco:
      Tropical Fruit:
      Cake:
      Grass:
      Hay:
      Hazelnut:
      Lemon Peel:
      Medicinal Smoke:
      Melon:
      Mint:
      Peach:
      Pear:
      Walnut:
      Finish
      Peat Smoke:
      Spices:
      Maritime Notes:
      Malt:
      Sweet:
      Oak:
      Fruit:
      Salt:
      Seaweed:
      Nuts:
      Herb:
      Oil:
      Sherry:
      Wheat:
      Zitrus:
      Chocolate:
      Pepper:
      Vanilla:
      Apple:
      Caramel:
      Dark Chocolate:
      Herbs:
      Chili:
      Ginger:
      Honey:
      Orange:
      Pineapple:
      Almonds:
      Barley:
      Bonfire Smoke:
      Coffee:
      Grapefruit:
      Heather:
      Leather:
      Peach:
      Alcohol:
      Banana:
      Berries:
      Date:
      Floral:
      Grass:
      Ham:
      Hazelnut:
      Medicinal Smoke:
      Mint:
      Rye:

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      Quality rating of this bottle

      3.8 Rate
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      Tasting Notes 20

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      05. May 2015
      Nosing:
      Smoky note, fruits, spicy, alcohol
      Taste:
      Spicy, salt, fruity, smoke
      Finish:
      Medium
      Comment:
      Oban is one of the six world-famous Classic Malts of Scotland.
      Nosing:
      Rich sweetness and fruits - oranges, lemons and pears, with sea salt and peaty smokiness
      Taste:
      Mouth-filling late autumn fruits - dried figs and honey-sweet spices; followed by a smoky malty dryness.
      Finish:
      Long, smooth sweet finish with oak wood, dryness and a grain of salt.
      Comment:
      09. Dec 2018
      Representing the West Highlands in Diageo's Classic Malts of Scotland, Oban 14 features a mineral and slightly salty character. The aroma is both engaging and complex with juicy blood oranges, toffee, fresh tobacco and a lovely coastal touch. After its briny and spicy arrival, the taste develops with intense wood influence, bitter walnuts and a surprising flash of menthol. Astringent dryness and faintest hints of spearmint remain of a weak and quickly gone finish, where chill-filtration has taken its toll. Not the greatest malt of the range, but worth a try.
      RATING: 3.4/5.0 ≙ 82 pts
      11. Dec 2017
      17. Nov 2017
      Nosing:
      Orange Vanilla Sweet Pineapple
      Taste:
      Caramel Sweet Honey
      Finish:
      Sweet Sweet
      Comment:
      similar but not as good as Clynelish 14yo
      Tomasz
      11. Mar 2019
      Nosing: very sweet, honey and sugar

      Taste: sweet, sugary, chilli spicines, salt and a hint of oak.

      Finish: strong spiciness which fades for nice oak and lastinf quite long

      Comment: It is the most spicy malt I've drank. Because of that and nicely composed sweet with saltiness I like it. It is definitelly a characteristic dram which is worth to try.
      31. Jul 2020
      Nosing:
      Sherry Dried Fruit RaisinSweet
      Taste:
      Fruit Tropical Fruit Maritime Notes
      Finish:

      Comment:
      08. Apr 2017
      Nosing: Fruit Dried Fruit Peat Smoke Pepper Spices Apple Vanilla Malt Caramel Honey

      Taste: Oak Fruit Sweet Dried Fruit Apple Vanilla Herbs Spices

      Finish: Oak Fruit Nuts Almonds

      Comment: Good whisky. Smooth and sweet on a tongue. Rich bouquet of odours on a nose. The aftertaste is short, however.
      18. Jun 2018
      Nosing: peat, seashells, green apple, kiwi fruit, sweet, oak

      Taste: Spice, pepper, nuts, citrus, fresh fruit, salt, malt

      Finish: long, dry, malt

      Comment: A very unique dram. Juxtaposed between the the sweet smooth highland influence and the raw spicy coastal flavours. Like a smoked salt and pepper squid topped with a fresh fruit salsa.
      05. Dec 2017
      English
      Color: Amber
      Nose: grapes, peaches, fresh leather, vanilla, fresh orange, a pinch of sea salt, apples, bananas
      Palate: espresso, chocolate, muscovado, red pepper, peat smoke, butterscotch, caramel
      Finish: Cotton candy, coffee, egg liqueur
      I have it together with the Bunnahabhain 12yo glass by glass to compare these two wonderful drams. Oban is more sour-like on the nose, a little bit more peaty on the palate, but if I'd have to pick the winner... it has to be the Islay beauty.
      But the Oban is truly wonderful Whisky. Very good, very tasty, gentle, rich. GREAT! Interesting proposition for summer, warm evenings. Highly recommended
      88/100

      Deutsch
      Farbe: Bernstein
      Nase: Weintrauben, Pfirsiche, frische Leder, Vanille, frische Orange, ein bisschen Meersalz, Äpfel, Bananen
      Körper: Espresso, Chokolade, Muscovado, roter Pfeffer, Torfiger Rauch, Toffi, Karamell
      Finish: Zuckerwatte, Kaffee, Eierlikör
      Ich habe ihn mit den Bunnahabhain 12 Jahre zusammen. Ich möchte sie beide vergleichen. Sie sind beide wunderbar. Oban ist ein bisschen säuerlicher in der Nase und rauchiger im Geschmack, aber ich finde den Bunnahabhain auf alle fälle besser.
      Oban is ein ausgezeichneter Whisky.
      Sehr leckerer, zarter, reicher Whisky. Super! Eine interessante Vorschlag für warmen Sommerabenden. Ich empfehle ihn herzlich
      88/100