Oban 1980

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Double Matured in Montilla Fino Sherry Wood
OD 143.FF
43.0 % Vol.
1000 ml
Added on
11 dec 2010 1:37 pm

Average value

€ 179.95

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Whisky reviews for Oban 1980

5 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.58 points.

  1. herby.usa scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    The bottle has now been open for a long time and is 1/2 empty. The content could now breathe sufficiently.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Fruity, sweet, clearly sherry
      Sultanas, cinnamon, cloves, plum,
      (overall heavily fruity mixed with Christmas spices)
    • Taste
      87 87
      Soft nutty (walnut)
      gets oily very quickly
      first step: light ginger spiciness, sherry
      slight bitter substances are noticeable
      mixes with nuttiness
      Cinnamon, clove, cocoa, typical sherry flavors
    • Finish
      86 86
      medium length.
      Bitter substances, sherry mixed with cocoa

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  3. herby.usa scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Today the last 15 cl were tasted
    (2x 2 cl and the rest decanted into a sample bottle)
    • Nose
      93 93
      First impression: Maggi, fruity, berry
      Fruits: dark berries, plums, sultanas, dates
      Sweet, Moscovado Sugar, Spices (Gingerbread).
      Over time I suspect some wood.

      The Montilla Fino Cask is dominant, the distillery character is completely lost.
      Conclusion: pure snooper
    • Taste
      93 93
      Immediately heavy, oily, sweet - it also tingles on the tongue (peppery, ginger spiciness - but very pleasant)
      oh man, it's great in the mouth.
      Spices, cocoa/dark chocolate, followed by bitter substances (wood, grapefruit - I can't decide).
      Dates, sultanas and spices play with berries, vanilla, honey and Christmas spices in the mouth.
      Nuttiness is there too.
      Wow, it has increased over time (oxidation) and has continued to improve.
      Conclusion: Awesome!
    • Finish
      90 90
      Bitter substances stay in the mouth - but not for very long
      Sherry, dark chocolate are retained for a medium-long time

  4. dr.mad scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    and slightly disappointing oban

  5. Sonett scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very, very much better than the more recent Oban DE's
    • Nose
      Raisins, Dried Apricots, Sandalwood, Light Madeira, a very light touch of charcoal smoke
    • Taste
      Sweet and warm spices mixed with sherry tones of dates and figs
    • Finish
      No surprises, the taste just continues and fades out in a medium long finale

  6. Furtia scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80


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