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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Scotland, Highlands
Single Malt Whisky
14 Years
0.7 l
Original bottling
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - With

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Tasting Notes 16

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05. May 2015
Smoky note, fruits, spicy, alcohol
Spicy, salt, fruity, smoke
Oban is one of the six world-famous Classic Malts of Scotland.
Rich sweetness and fruits - oranges, lemons and pears, with sea salt and peaty smokiness
Mouth-filling late autumn fruits - dried figs and honey-sweet spices; followed by a smoky malty dryness.
Long, smooth sweet finish with oak wood, dryness and a grain of salt.
11. Dec 2017
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
17. Nov 2017
Orange Vanilla Sweet Pineapple
Caramel Sweet Honey
Sweet Sweet
similar but not as good as Clynelish 14yo
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.
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
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

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
04. Apr 2015