- 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
13 × in wishlist
62 × member ratings
142 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Oban NAS
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.32 points
- This Whisky was sold for 127 € at Whiskyauction in Sept. 2015
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
very strong, somewhat musty, leather, bitter orange. Sweeter with water, the musty disappears, but the basic aromas are the same.
quite bitter, astringent, bitter orange jam, some honey, sweet and bitter. And a hint of smoke.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
Medium in length and oaky with black tea.
- Good presence and a sumptuous palate.
Toasty warm with chocolate, honey and a clean, crisp maltiness. Though fresh, scented and aromatic, water brings out crystallised ginger
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.
There's a pause and then you get a complete rerun of the experience.
- I have just spent the afternoon with the distillery manager. They only did 6000 bottles of this.
They have less then 1500 left, so hurry hurry to Oban!!
- There are not many bottlings of Oban on the market and this is a good one.
Warming, slightly tingling and closed. Oranges/ orange blossoms, honey, vanilla and hay. Quite simple and not very intensive indeed - but pleasant :)
Warming, oaky and peaty with strong notes of black tea and Williams Christ schnaps. The taste of Williams Christ schnaps is obvious, when swallowed soon whereas the oaky notes are becoming strong, when kept in the mouth for a long time. In addition there are malty, grainy and flowery notes plus honey. Good taste, especially the Williams Christ.
Medium long, oaky and malty. Pleasant.