Oban Distillery Exclusive Bottling

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Release
Refill Hogsheads
Batch 01
Number of bottles
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
27 Jun 2018 3:27 pm by Hasky

Average value

€ 391.40

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43 × member ratings

111 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Oban Distillery Exclusive Bottling

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.98 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2018] I had a dram at Oban distillery so I guess this was authentic (25ml were poured out of a "distillery exclusive" bottle in the distillery shop's bar for 7 GBP, that is what I call a real bargain!).

    The nose and taste are rather unimpressive - I find both the standard 14-years old Oban and the "Little Bay" bottling much more to my liking than this 100 GBP distillery exclusive. But the real problem is the mouthfeel and finish: Even hours after I left the distillery and even after I had coffee and snacks there is a strange and unpleasant mouthfeel as if something metallic-plastic wraps my taste buds. Really disgusting - and if this dram was truly authentic than this is the worst distillery exclusive bottling I ever tried (so far). Anyone out there who had comparable impressions?

    PS: Because I could not believe this dram was authentic I bought a second dram two weeks later at the distillery (out of a different bottle, for sure) and it completely confirms the impressions of the first one: disgusting and undrinkable, I swear!
    • Nose
      82 82
      The nose offers a rather feinty profile on some cheesy (sweaty) and strange plastic-alike aromas that are hard to name. Very unusual and not to my liking at all. I cannot catch any pleasant flavour (like fruits, honeys, spices or flowers), so why did they select this as an "exclusive" release - of course, it is exclusive but not in an enjoyable way...
    • Taste
      66 66
      The taste is sugary sweet and … to be honest: disgusting on an artificial metallic-plastic flavour that coats both the tongue and mouth for hours. I shared this dram with a good friend and he confirms these impressions completely. He got the unpleasant flavours and mouthfeel for hours after finishing the dram, too (remember, the dram was served out of an original bottle at the Oban distillery). I think it is very nasty to bottle such stuff and sell it for 100 (!!!) GBP at the distillery...
    • Finish
      66 66
      The dram arrives unpleasant and with a strange "industrial" metallic-plastic feeling in the mouth. This is a very unpleasant and disgusting mouthfeel which pops up from time to time even hours after I finished the dram and had dinner afterwards. The finish itself is short as a lightning and adds no new impressions but leaves you with this unpleasant metallic-plastic feeling that kills your taste buds for hours. Whoever selected these casks should be punished to drink one of these "exclusive" drams both before lunch and dinner every day until all bottles are sold!

  2. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
      slightly sweet, light fruits, cereals, spices, some oak, candied orange. Sweet vanilla, hint of smoke.
    • Taste
      85 85
      easy start, a bit spicy with oak and spices, then creamy and rich, hint of dark chocolate, hint of vanilla. Later with fruit notes of apples and orange, cereals ...
    • Finish
      84 84
      sweetish-tart-sweetish, some spice, light fruit, some orange, hint of smoke. Pleasant, with a medium-long finish with delicate, tart oak.

      Oban | June 2019 | Ee-usk Restaurant | £ 10 for a dram whisky ...

  3. Rien scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. bakerman scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Light vanilla and toffee with a spicy finish. A little simple altogether.


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