Oban NAS

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Available Only At The Distillery
Number of bottles
55.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
08 Aug 2010 9:43 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 200.41

15 × in wishlist

69 × member ratings

150 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Oban NAS

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.28 points

  1. Wolfe Tone scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Scent: richly sweet and complete with honey, vanilla, cereal biscuits, ripe fruit, orange, caramel, marzipan and spices: cloves, cinnamon, pepper and a hint of smoke and sea.

    Taste: rich and warming with sherry, fruit, malt, wood, almond and soft smoke and salty.

    Finish: long, soft and sweet with slightly smoke and wood.

  2. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 127 € at Whiskyauction in Sept. 2015

  3. Othorion scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      nice direct notes of honey, salt and orange peel, like the 14er, clearly more intense. With water, the citrus note becomes a little more special, a little bergamot, also a hint of juniper (without risk of drifting into the gin corner), grassy, fresh, maybe also bay leaves
    • Taste
      very strong, somewhat musty, leather, bitter orange. Sweeter with water, the musty disappears, but the basic aromas are the same.
    • Finish
      quite bitter, astringent, bitter orange jam, some honey, sweet and bitter. And a hint of smoke.

  5. Fight65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. dicembre29 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Oban NAS (55,2%, OB 2010,
    ‘only available at the distillery’, 8999 btl.)

    Nose: oily, with malt and zesty citrus and apple. A few coastal notes. Hay. Hints of peat in the background. After a while, it gets sweeter and more floral / candied notes show up. Oranges and grapefruit. Nice Highlands nose, albeit a little shy. Mouth: peaty, malty and quite spicy (cloves, pepper). A little chamomile. Sweet pears. Nice smoky ending. Finish: oaky and sugary. Medium length.

    This Oban needs some time to unfold. A very firm dram with typical Highlands elements and a nice coastal touch.

    Score: 86/100




  7. thijs100 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A pretty big difference between the quality of the nose and the quality of the palate. During a private tasting I rated this at 83 points. I then took home a sample and found it to be more pleasant, and a rating of 86 might well be possible on a good day. So I took the average of those two scores and rounded it up.
    • Nose
      A whiff of candied oranges, but the nose is fairly closed, even after waiting for a bit. Pretty dusty, with wet leaves, hay and pine. A fairly simple nose, a bit uninspiring.
    • Taste
      Coffee (mocha and cappuccino) immediately comes to mind. Also chocolate and black tea, and a hint of peat. Definitely oaky. Very pleasant, smooth and balanced. Much better than I expected after nosing it.
    • Finish
      Medium in length and oaky with black tea.

  8. Largiemeanoch did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Good presence and a sumptuous palate.
    • Nose
      Toasty warm with chocolate, honey and a clean, crisp maltiness. Though fresh, scented and aromatic, water brings out crystallised ginger
    • Taste
      Very sweet, smooth and balanced. All the notes on the nose plus preserved lemon and a lightly concentrated, curranty mid-palate with a slick of runny toffee.
    • Finish
      There's a pause and then you get a complete rerun of the experience.

  9. martijnbams28 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. Cast Olila scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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


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