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Oban Bay Reserve - The Night’s Watch

Overall rating
82.66/100
votes
435
Whiskybase ID
WB124500
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Game of Thrones
Bottled
17.12.2018
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L8351LT017
Barcode
5000267173795
Added on
14 Jan 2019 2:37 pm by Dirk
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 85.81

31 × in wishlist

435 × member ratings

3323 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Oban Bay Reserve - The Night’s Watch

50 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.66 points

  1. McMike scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    It could be a good Oban. A bit fruity, a pleasant sweetness, a hint of maritime notes, a tiny hint of smoke. But in the sum of everything a little too little. Even if it sounds bad: This Oban is on the verge of a good blend. To warm up for night watchman in order, to enjoy only in moderation.

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The Wall

    The odd one out in the series as it does not represent one of the Great Houses of Westeros, but the Night’s Watch, those dudes pledged to celibacy and the guarding of The Wall in The North against the White Walkers (and by that I mean the bad guys in Game of Thrones and not the bad whisky by Johnnie Walker). The bottle has the same black livery as the guards. I secretly hope this is a great Oban, but somehow I fear this might just be the Little Bay in a new jacket.

    While the nose does show some maritime traits, it is dominated by gingerbread, apricots, oranges and sultanas. Some shoe polish, tobacco leaves and a hint of maraschino cherries. A bit waxy. This is just fine!

    Good body. Creamy and round. The fruit returns, but is joined with some nutmeg, black pepper and cinnamon. Some mint. A very malty heart and a sweet note, drying a bit as it lingers on the palate. Dark caramel. Marzipan and salted caramel. I quite like this.

    The medium long to long finish still offers up spices, while the sweet notes are overcome by salty notes. A bitterness at the death.

    Nope, this is not the same as Little Bay. More body, more character. Better.

  3. Squinugie scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. rud1no scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. McMoulis scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. Ficelli scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. Vince scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A bit on the dull side. Some highlands profile, but caramel and a very shallow palate and short finish let it down.
    I think I prefer the standard 14yo I tried years ago. Too bad, the bottle appearance was quite interesting.

  8. Foudos scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A very solid dram!
    • Nose
      Light smoke, mineral, a little citrus, malt sweetness, a little marzipan in between
    • Taste
      Sweet, again mineral and citrus-heavy, gentle smoke, creamy, very slightly dry
    • Finish
      Citrus and minerality, oak spice together with creamy smoke

  10. JOEWE scored this whisky 85 points Newbie

    4th bottle from the game of Thrones series that I drink.
    Is a bit firmer than the singleton, dalwhinnie or the royal lochnagar.
    Pleasant nose with a bit of a cherry scent. Also called a light smoke odor.
    In terms of taste, fresh, sweet, sweet, little to no caramel.
    Aftertaste a smoky taste.

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