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Oban 2005

Overall rating
86.26/100
votes
67
Whiskybase ID
WB140869
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Vintage
2005
Bottled
2019
Casktype
Montilla Fino Sherry Cask Finish
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
OD 168.FE
Barcode
5000281057828
Added on
15 oct 2019 1:26 pm by Astrid
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 108.41

22 × in wishlist

67 × member ratings

252 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Oban 2005

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.26 points

  1. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Quite similar to the 14 in terms of honey, bitter oranges and overall impression. But offered an additional dimension, namely the Fino barrel and while you could clearly notice the additional barrel notes in particular, sometimes a clear note of the Fino sherry flashed. Nice whisky with flavors that are not to be found everywhere.

  2. Whiskybayer scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Soft and fruity with malt. The sherry comes through dry. A little smoke (5-7ppm) This bottling is more intense than the previous years ...

  3. wako93 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very smoother, fruity and delicate rauciger malt. PLV-Tip.

  4. Wolf68 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A refreshing dram.

    In my pre-historical scoring method, it's an 9.1/10.
    • Nose
      Sherry. Salty at the back. Oily.
    • Taste
      Rich sweetness and punchy.
    • Finish
      Long, malty finish.

  6. bankimate scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. hzs275 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. Malthead19 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    - a good dest. Ed. and a significant increase
    compared to the standard 14 y.
    • Nose
      fruity, floral, raisins, dried fruits, exotic fruits, oak, plum, hint of honey
    • Taste
      Powerful start, surprisingly a lot of spice, more of a strong character with wood aromas than a fruity style, contrary to what the smell suggests, oak, plum, orange, dry sherry aroma
    • Finish
      medium-long, strong, spicy finish;
      medium-long woody, slightly salty aftertaste

  9. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Overripe Fruit
    Whenever I go to for dinner in a restaurant and I see the Oban 14 on the shelve – this does not happen very often, I admit – I order a dram. This classic, maritime malt in fact never disappoints. That is why I will try this Distillers Edition with much gusto and I am quite curious to the influence of the second maturation, in this case a Montilla Fino sherry cask.
    Contrary to expectations, the typical maritime character of this Oban on the nose is completely wrapped up in sweet notes from the sherry cask. Overripe fruit (peach, banana, cherries and gooseberries) rule this nose and only a subtle salty edge refers to its pedigree.
    Soft on the palate and almost no spiciness. Just a hint of liquorice, coriander and nutmeg. That gives the sweetness of the fruit all of the freedom it needs to show itself. This evolves from overripe and juicy to candied and dried.
    The finish is the clincher. This is quite spicy with lots of woodsmoke and lasts very long.
    The typical DNA of Oban only reveals itself in the finish. But what the lovely malt indeed.

  10. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Actually expected more of this, but is was more of earthy and organic notes, did not find a variety of fruits or sweetness in it. It was not bad, but far from memorable.
    In the finish some more peaty notes.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Earthy notes, a very slight whiff of peat, fruity as well, citrus, pretty some alcohol. Later on more organic/vegetal, more earth, later some caramel.
    • Taste
      83 83
      PRetty strong, honey, again something organic, a little earthy, and spicy.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Pretty smooth, earthy again, pretty short and now some more peaty notes arrive.

  11. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  12. claymore84 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 02-25-2021.

  13. ezioaudit scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  14. Svjatogor scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    n: sweet, citrus, fruit, pepper, herbal, acidic
    t: sweet, spicy, pepper, oak
    a: fruit, spicy

  15. Wolv scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  16. Rhönräuber scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Compared to previous bottlings, the DE 2019 is seamless in terms of taste / flavor - but considerably more harmonious and intense than its predecessors.

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