Oban 1997

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Double Matured in Montilla Cask
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml 1000 ml
Bottle code
OD 161.FY
Added on
24 Oct 2012 6:59 pm

Average value

€ 102,97

7 × in wishlist

62 × member ratings

138 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Oban 1997

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.18 points

  1. 55606882 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior


  2. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nose: rather delicate, quite fresh, on the pear from a distance, then other fruits when approaching. It's sweet, it's flowery (a bit like a rye), granary. In the mouth, fruits, cereals again. Sweet spices but biting. Discreet woody note. Combine sweetness and presence. Sweet final too, not very intense, but rather long, with a slightly bitter and grassy aftertaste but inevitably very pleasant. The overall impression is very good! Thanks to Vincent (Du Malt Au Palais)!
    Enthusiasm 4/5

  3. EarlMobile scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Nice fruity whisky. The finish does the oban well, making the DE a lot more interesting / better than the standard edition. Still not a very complex whisky, of course, but nice to drink.

  4. pianoman scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Restrained. Rosé wine, old cellar, fog, damp soil.
    • Taste
      Interesting profile. Fruity, spicy, dry. Orange with ginger. Nutty bitterness.

  5. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The montilla cask adds some interesting flavours to a really good basic whisky.

  6. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Ties scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

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

  9. Dionysus scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  10. KayMeertens scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting of a sample.

    For its low ABV I find this whisky really corrosive in the mouth.
    • Nose
      Malt sugar, pear, honey, lime, orange, caramel and straw.
    • Taste
      An unexpected amount of spice upfront: White pepper and clove. Then caramel,
      vanilla, malt, orange and a little chocolate. Getting creamier after a few
      minutes to better balance the spice.
    • Finish
      Caramel, spice and a whiff of smoke.


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