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Oban 1996

Overall rating
83.82/100
votes
47
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Vintage
1996
Bottled
2011
Casktype
Double Matured in Montilla Fino Sherry Wood
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml 1000 ml
Bottle code
OD 160.FX
Added on
22 Oct 2011 1:07 am
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 109,10

7 × in wishlist

47 × member ratings

158 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Oban 1996

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.82 points

  1. drkrylov scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A complex, light coastal whisky.
    • Nose
      Dark chocolate, with fruit and nuts. Salty tang but also a slight fruit must.
    • Taste
      Rich, smooth and coastal, rolling waves, chocolate and dried fruit.
    • Finish
      Long with salt, caramel and samphire.

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Certainly a very interesting Oban, but a lot less that
    the bottling of 4 years prior. Still available for around 60 EUR. Thanks, Jan.
    • Nose
      The nose is interesting, but a lot less sweet than the
      1992 version. Honey plays the starring role in this one, while the mildly salty
      aroma holds back. But it also shows a little rubbery side. Hints of vanilla and
      a touch of smoke, albeit somewhat less outspoken. After a while, it shows a lot
      of citrus fruit and nuts.
    • Taste
      It is pretty oily on the palate and quite spicy. Not
      so much fruit, but more bitter chocolate. Chicory, nutmeg, white pepper, candied
      ginger and loads of silt. Oh, yes, midpalate that saltiness turns to brine,
      which overpowers the fruit completely. Salty evolution!
    • Finish
      The finish is rather long with the spices and the salt
      lingering. It leaves the mouth completely dry.

  3. Suriname scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

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

  4. Sonett scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Succulent honeyed traits with a briney background. Some vanilla and a little citric fruits
    • Taste
      Nutty, malty, full-bodied with dark chocolate and spice emerging.
    • Finish
      Chocolatey and warming, a little spicy with a late peaty finesse.

  5. Kanalpirogel scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    This one is definitely not your ordinary dram. It's very different from the usual sherry finishes due to its distinctive dryness.
    • Nose
      Tangy fruit, kelp, sea breeze, salt, malt, just a hint of smoke, spiciness; after some time in the glass the fruit becomes a bit sweeter
    • Taste
      Dry, dark fruit, some sea notes and salt; after you've had it in your mouth for a while the dryness makes way to a subtle sweetness
    • Finish
      medium long, very dry

  6. drkrylov scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      85 85

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