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Oban 14-year-old

Overall rating
81.50/100
votes
2126
Whiskybase ID
WB39
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Little Bay of Caves
Stated Age
14 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281005447
Added on
22 jun 2007 8:33 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 66.52

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Whisky Reviews for Oban 14-year-old

224 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.50 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 82 points Super Administrator

    Representing the West Highlands in Diageo's Classic Malts of Scotland, Oban 14 features a mineral and slightly salty character. The aroma is both engaging and complex with juicy blood oranges, toffee, fresh tobacco and a lovely coastal touch. After its briny and spicy arrival, the taste develops with intense wood influence, bitter walnuts and a surprising flash of menthol. Astringent dryness and distant hints of spearmint remain of a weak and quickly gone finish, where chill-filtration has taken its toll. Not the greatest malt of the range, but worth a try.

    RATING: 3.4/5.0 stars ≙ 82 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE [-]
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      78 78

  2. Pollenflug scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      The 14-year-matured Highland whisky starts fresh and fruity. Pears, apricots, citrus fruits, light caramel notes, blossom honey and some hard to define herbs dominate my first impressions. A salty sea breeze lays like a thin veil over the other flavors. The alcohol (43%) is not noticeable and very well integrated. In the background a delicate smoky note lingers. Hints of dry oak and a touch of licorice complete the rather complex and very well-balanced aromas.
    • Taste
      The texture of the Oban is pleasantly gentle, a few freshly ground peppercorns cause a tender tingling at the tip of the tongue. The intensity of the smoke increases slightly but remains light and far from the harsh Islay malts. Vanilla, salty caramel sweets, sweet apricots, dried orange peel, honey, coffee, herbs and spicy wood notes are present. The maritime notes linger familiarly in the background.
    • Finish
      Medium long, sweet and spicy and smoky. A hint of freshly ground pepper, light smoke, herbs, bright fruits, salt, licorice and spicy oak finish off the Oban. A slight dryness remains on the palate.

  3. Koning scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This whisky really grew on me. In the first months I wasn't that enthousiastic about its profile and I would give it around 80 points. Almost two years later I emptied the bottle, and it oxidated really well. It's indeed a maritime dram with some flavours you won't encounter that often in other malts.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Wet dog, hay, and maybe a hint of mushrooms. Also more conventional notes like honey, citrus fruits, and vanilla. Quite coastal too (sea spay, mussels), black olives, and a hint of smoke. A bit shy at first, but opens up beautifully with a dash of water.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Quite mineral with an oily texture. Whipped cream, mussels, fennel, lemon and some mustard.
    • Finish
      85 85
      A bit weaker but still quite broad in flavours: Malt sugars, leather, oyster, black olives, aniseed, bitter oranges and apple.

  4. CellarToberi scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Thick slow primary, thick very slow secondary legs. Tiny droplets. Chill-filtered, coloured. Harmonious. Water pushes forward the fruity notes on the nose and in the finish.
    • Nose
      Fruity: ripe fresh fruit: pear, citrus: orange, tropical fruits: pineapple, stone fruit: peach, apricot. Cereal: malt, barley sugar, grain notes, dough note. Spicy: white pepper, ginger, vanilla. Sweet: honey notes, caramel. Smoky: distant bonfire, slight peat notes. Maritime: sea salt, sea breeze. Floral: heather honey, hay. Woody: toasted oak, cream, American oak influence. Feints: leather, sour tang, very slight sour cabbage notes. Earthy: light sulfur note. Herbal: cooking spices notes. Rich. Full body.
    • Taste
      Sweet and sour arrival: honey, toffee, citrus, cherry, pear. Spicy: pepper, chili, mint, ginger. Maritime: sea salt on the midpalate. Smoky notes: peat on the back. Woody: tannins on subsequent sips. Earthy: tobacco notes. Nutty: walnuts. Mouthwatering.
    • Finish
      Long: Fruity: tropical fruits, jam. Sweet: toffee. Smoky: bonfire, peat. Woody: mild oak tannins Spicy: white pepper, sea salt. Herbal: savoury. Dry: prickly, slight powder note. Rich: intense.

  5. Reed scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
      Light fruits, ripe pears, oak.
    • Taste
      76 76
      First oak, (a few) light-colored fruits with a slight sweetness that give way to strong pepper notes. For 43% the pepper notes are very dominant.
    • Finish
      75 75
      Short to medium-long finish, mainly oak and pepper notes.

      Conclusion:
      I am pretty disappointed to be honest. For the price of around 50 € that I paid at the time, what is offered is only below average. There are much better products in this price range, e.g. the Tullibardine 15 (WID: 148060).

  6. NXI scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Nothing special and memorable. Life is too short for mediocre malts.

  7. SAND scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    (Lot # LLJA0001914. Has been in a bottle with very low fill level for the last several years)
    NOSE: Mild malt and bourbon notes. A flowery scent which is a bit dark (as opposed to light and summery), perhaps some heather and hints of honey. Some woody notes as well. Improved with water, which brought out orchard fruits and some barley. (85p)
    TASTE: The arrival is a little tame, wood and some honey, but little malt or fruit. On the mid palate i also find more wood than malt or fruitiness. Water made it a little sweeter. (80p)
    FINISH: The finish is also a but wood dominated and a bit astringent and peppery although it also has some honey sweetness. Improved a bit with water. (83p)
    TOTAL SCORE 83 points.

  8. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Fine elegant whisky, a little orange, salt and a little peat. Sometimes comes really good, sometimes rather difficult.

  9. Moses scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    It has its place in the classic malt range. Perhaps not optimal in terms of price-performance ratio, but a fair bottle.
    • Nose
      Smells like buttery cardboard. It's not a nose that impresses. But very pleasant with a little salt in the air. Malty.
    • Taste
      Malty and salty. Or rather a distillery on the coast? An oily respectable body.
    • Finish
      Clean and dry finish. What remains is the wonderful nature (flora) directly on the coast. Round and clean.

  10. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nice tasty whisky with a fine spicy touch.
    • Nose
      Fruity and spicy, yellow fruit, citrus, slightly sweetish, salt and pepper, some oak, a hint of smoke, I am used to other calibres, malty
    • Taste
      oily, supple, sweet, fruity, slightly tart fruit, grapefruit, orange, some oak, vanilla, in the mouth more in the fruity direction, at the tip of the tongue clearly salt at the second sip
    • Finish
      in the aftermath then also the spice shown in the nose, salty, still long decaying oranges, slightly creamy, smoke even in the end to guess, from the neck then also some pepper comes up again

  11. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2017]   Many years ago I had my last standard edition Oban so today's distillery visit is a good refresh on this.  I expect nothing spectacular and I get ... nothing spectacular.  Just an easy to drink dram with the claimed honey and oranges profile.  Warming entry on the palate but not much coating.  Both the taste and finish are very okayish, yet nothing to remember by tomorrow morning.  But hey, such a whisky is made for drinking and not for "analysis paralysis"...
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  12. HammerHead scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    Nose: lots of alcohol in the nose, salty, spicy (some cardemom), vegetal and a little sulfury smoke.

    Taste: medium bodied with some sherry sweetness and bitter herbs.

    The finish is very one dimensional, I only get a very dry bitter woodsap.

    The nose is pretty ok but then it really runs downhill. This is actually one of the few whiskies where I'd wish the finish to be shorter. Oban 14 yo clearly does not rock my boat.
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      70 70

  13. Romanino scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    N: sweet honey, fruity, orange
    T: sharp spicy oak, soft saltyness, lemons
    F: short, dry oak, sea salt, a touch of oil

  14. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    In my pre-historical scoring method, it's an 8.8/10.
    • Nose
      Rich honey. Pear. Coastal peat. Citrusy.
    • Taste
      Mildly oily. Honey and spices.
    • Finish
      Short-Mid, dry finish. Mildly oaky. Lightly smoked at the back

  15. Dris scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  16. zzqfyl scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  17. wncvirus scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Faint smell of bourbon, straw-colored, some flowers, light honey
    Taste: Sweet bourbon aroma. Little complex. In the background a slight bitterness turns into a bitter taste.
    Rating: 82 | 100 Medium long finish with sweet aromas. Basically a basic whisky that you can safely take on a barbecue. Surprisingly, the alcohol is not too much perceptible so you can drink this whisky

  18. WhiskySpirit scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      79 79
      no finish

  19. bankimate scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  20. Spoerkel scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Not good, not bad - a malt with no properties.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  21. Polaku1703 scored this whisky 74 points Expert Junior

    It's a secret to me why this whisky is so well accepted and priced. Perhaps being sited on the western coast? Don't rely on that. There is just this permane t and dominant awkward catch in the taste every time I was forcing myself to drink it. Probably from the local soil, nothing to do with peatiness...
    I will never buy Oban again.
    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      71 71

  22. Will_iam scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  23. Killswitch scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  24. Romansen scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  25. Kraddell scored this whisky 74 points Expert Junior

    Pours a medium ligth pale yellow. Scent is milder in intensity, wide in it's offering. heavy on the malts, milder on the wood. Taste is powerfull, salty, drying woodyness. sharp edge to it, that I usually also have in peated whisky (though I get no peat in this one). Interesting, and so far to me, quite unique in it's aroma's. higher intensity, but remains quite friendly nevertheless. Malty finish. Very decent .

  26. BLX scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
      Gentle peat, smoke and salt . Not clingy or complex however pleasant enough.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Mellow, light green fruits. Hint of vanilla and ginger. Not overtly complex.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Decent short to medium finish. Overall not bad but not worth the 50 pounds RRP.

  27. BLX scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
      Gentle peat, smoke and salt . Not clingy or complex however pleasant enough.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Mellow, light green fruits. Hint of vanilla and ginger. Not overtly complex.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Decent short to medium finish. Overall not bad but not worth the 50 pounds RRP.

  28. BLX scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
      Gentle peat, smoke and salt . Not clingy or complex however pleasant enough.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Mellow, light green fruits. Hint of vanilla and ginger. Not overtly complex.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Decent short to medium finish. Overall not bad but not worth the 50 pounds RRP.

  29. BLX scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
      Gentle peat, smoke and salt . Not clingy or complex however pleasant enough.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Mellow, light green fruits. Hint of vanilla and ginger. Not overtly complex.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Decent short to medium finish. Overall not bad but not worth the 50 pounds RRP.

  30. Bomshanka scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Big fan of Oban, and the 14 year old is the core profile identifier for the distillery. A very fine and solid highland malt that could benefit from a more artisan presentation.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Chalky, dry wax. Honey, soft peat, damp cardboard, but in a good way. Unripe hazelnuts and oak leaves.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Malt, bread, yeast, bread, malt, honey, gravel, chert. Ripe green apples and hazelnuts.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Relatively short and uneventful, but not unpleasant and mild.

  31. JoachimV scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Poached pears, citrus, apricot, some sea air and caramel. In the mouth fairly thin with mainly pear, some citrus, salt and pepper.
    The finish is rather short and flat.

    Sometimes I could appreciate him, other times I had a hard time emptying the glass.
    For $50 you can get (much) better than this.

    Better with some water.

  32. YD84 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  33. SimondeVette scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    Nice and rounded
    • Nose
      Apple, some mint, soft
    • Taste
      Citrus, spicy, grain, soft
    • Finish
      A bit of (sea) salt, grain

  34. Apikalov scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  35. hafssol scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Just realised I never dropped a note about this (actually) “classic malt”, which has been one of my favourites when I first entered the whisky world.
    A few years and bottles later, my perspective has changed significantly, yet I still find myself going back from time to time to the warm, friendly and definitely easy drinking Oban 14.
    It’s a ”mainstream malt” for sure, with elegant malty notes and a very rounded palate, in a subtle balance between cereal flavours, fruity sweetness and oaky bitterness clearly brought by the bourbon hogsheads, everything surrounded by a light maritime breeze.
    The result is quite complex, but very easily enjoyable; a milestone for beginners, but a comfortable go-back-to whisky even for more expert palates. Just pity for the artificial colouring and chill filtering, which make me deduct a couple of points to this otherwise solid malt.

  36. dimitrios scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  37. riegerjonas scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    2020-10-02

  38. Svarttt scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    I remembered better. That is quite irrelevant and despite 43 vol. It looks watery.
    Can be seen as an easy drinking dram, but that's also possible for half the price.
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  39. Rody024 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A bit unbalanced, but it lends perfectly in combination of a great mushroom risotto or poultry.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Floral (honey), barley, vanilla, citrus and a whiff of wood.
    • Taste
      75 75
      A slightly lack of balance here of the ABV compared to the flavours.
      Honey, black pepper, barley and a whiff of red fruit.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium length with some fruitiness and black pepper.

  40. Foudos scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  41. Johannes de Silentio scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Color: Light Copper

    Nose: Immediately recognizable and different than just about any other malt. I try to be very on-guard about this sort of thing, because it's so amenable to marketers, but this really does smell like a "West Highland" malt. Ben Nevis is one of the few others that seems to consistently wade into this arena. Now, I've said a lot without really giving many descriptions, so let's get to that. Orange is present right away; not generic citrus, as it sometimes is, and definitely not lemon or lime: orange. Then there's a coastal note that packs a punch of both salt and vinegar. Serge sometimes talks about Oban having mustardy notes, and I can see what he means. Finally, it has a vague scent of metal and metal polish. I find myself confused when people describe this as generic or run-of-the-mill malt.

    Taste: Whisky is funny this way. Orange and chocolate is a typical flavor combination in confections. There's no reason they should go together in whisky (unless there's some chemical explanation about which I'm unaware). However, that's exactly what we have here. Orange is salient and immediate on the nose; chocolate is the same on the palate. Interestingly, it skews more towards creamy, milk chocolate for me rather than the more-typical dark. I've gotten a bit ahead of myself, though--I try to start with the arrival's technical features. The mouthfeel is medium, could be a bit thicker and oilier and work better, but it's good enough for this weighty malt. There's no real heat at 43%, which would have been a bad sign. Otherwise, the palate is nice. Beyond chocolate, you get definite maltiness and some good bitter notes. It's not the biggest tasting thing ever, though. I don't find water helps at any point.

    Finish: The malt and bitterness from the mid-palate continues on and predominates.

    Comments: A bit of a splitter. The nose is approaching or even reaches 90 points for me, while the palate hovers around the low-to-mid 80s. As usual, it's a task deciding how to split that difference. I think, when factoring in how good of a daily dram this is and how much character abounds, that I skew a bit higher than others may. I'm glad Oban is around, and there's an odd combination of charm and frustration from the fact that this is one of the very few expressions you can taste of the spirit.

  42. Steef1206 scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    Nice whisky. Gentle introduction to coast
    • Nose
      Fruity
    • Taste
      Light zilty
    • Finish
      Oak and a little dry

  43. Gweddry scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    smells beautiful, weaker finish
    • Nose
      weak peat, trace of sherry, orange, cereal, forest honey, red overripe apple, candied orange jelly
    • Taste
      faint hint of peat, salted butter, vanilla, caramel, wood, salt, at the end a hint of smoke, bitter
    • Finish
      trace of peat, buns, vanilla, oak, malt, raisins, weaker

  44. Svjatogor scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    marine notes, fruit, fresh apples, oak, sweet/salt, spicy, almonds in end

  45. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  46. Teomarg scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  47. shirokarasu scored this whisky 85 points Newbie

    nose : fruity
    mouth: honey , smoked , fruity

    easy to drink stay in mouth

  48. gooos scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  49. Teomarg scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  50. gaboruso scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  51. Mordeth scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

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

  52. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
      Sharp and light fruits
    • Taste
      83 83
      Sweet, light fruitiness
    • Finish
      74 74
      Slightly vibrant newmake finish

  53. claymore84 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 09-15-2020 at Oban Distillery.

  54. Willum scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  55. Syleo scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Unsurprisingly, the 14 Oban standard, which draws lazy oily streaks along the glass rim, welcomes the nose with the typical Highlands & Islands style. Fruit from green banana to pineapple leads into vanilla, some freshly plucked herbs, lilac and some cereals. A slight hint of smoke and a pinch of salt hovers over it like the cooled ash of a campfire in a sea breeze on the beach.

    The taste bites much more alcoholic than expected at the beginning, but then quickly changes to the aromas of grain, fruit and vanilla sweetness that are known from the nose, which in turn are accompanied by the slight cold and salty campfire note. The slightly scratchy, warm finish remains somewhat short but balanced, the smoke remains less strongly than the grain-fruity impressions.

    Not a blast, but thanks to its quite large distribution in the catering trade, I have always accepted this standard, with which you cannot go wrong. Always tastes very good!

  56. DanishDistilled scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    "Wow.." In a bad way, actually. Everything semms like it is behind a wall. Good flavours, but hidden far away. I really expected this to perform better. It was one of the first whiskies I ordered in a bar, and I just knew I had to own one. Well, now I do, and I must say that it's not as good now as it was when i was a newbie.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Starts off quite fruity in the nose. Then I read a review mentioning minerals, and I definitely can see the connection betwees this and a rocky, moist cave!
      Elderflower, overripe pears, (grandpa pipe) tobacco, charred wood, apple pie. A little bit flat, yet complex in the nose.
    • Taste
      83 83
      It's very... thin? So this is what chill filtration tastes like..
      A bit of peat smoke, salt, fresh oak. Actually reminds me of a rye in a way.. Lots of hay/dry grass. Gives a feeling of walking across a lawn that was mown a few days ago in the hot summer.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Not a whole lot.. A short shot of oak and pepper.

  57. Funtik scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

  58. Emperor69 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Color: light gold.
    Body: dense oily.
    Nose: Incredibly clean, fresh, with mineral undertones, complex, with interesting nuances not found in every whisky. As soon as I opened the bottle, aromas of honeycombs, wax, caramel, lacquered furniture were heard from it. In the glass, these aromas are no longer so pronounced. Citrus notes are strong here, moreover, not sweet, sour or bitter, but something in between, probably a pomelo with a piece of orange peel is most suitable for this description. Subtle nuances of pineapple and papaya, some flowers (lilies?), lavender soap, the smell of rarefied air after rain (ozone), golden apples also add freshness to the aromatics. Sea salt and a slight tobacco smoke make this whisky related to island malts. Well, very small hints of dried fruits (dried apricots and prunes), hazelnuts, ginger, baked chestnut, baked potatoes in coals are also present.
    Taste: not as bright as aromatics, calm, but also memorable, dry, bitter, slightly smoky. It starts with sweet notes of vanilla, pineapple, pomelo, then salted caramel, notes of white wine (albariño) enter. Followed by long spicy, bitter notes of citrus zest, ginger, anise, mint, burnt wood, coffee. And in the end, everything is again replaced by sweet fruits (dried apricots, yellow apples and pears).
    Finish: medium length, spicy-sweet, very dry. Ground black pepper, mint, ginger, dried apricots, peach.
    This whisky, it seems to me, is intended primarily for lovers and enthusiasts who love to sit with a glass for a while, look for different undertones and nuances in taste and aroma. Moreover, it seems that a person needs a certain experience in the world of whisky in order to sufficiently "understand" this sample, it is not as simple as it may seem. I have also noticed that it "behaves" differently under different circumstances of use and changes slightly depending on the mood of the drinker. It is also interesting that different tasters often find in this whisky the most exotic flavors that would not even come to mind to another person. In general, the whisky turned out at Oban is not quite standard and this is interesting.

  59. Pa_G scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

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

  60. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  61. CluaranDeilgneach scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    Oban 14yo is a classic whisky from West Highlands in which fresh and citrus fruits are combined with honey and salt - present mainly in the nose at usual.
    The aroma is simple but pleasant, taste in this particular whisky is warming, sweet and salty, finish rather short with new wood aromas.
    This is a humble yet vivid representative of coastal single malts. Worth a try!
    • Nose
      82 82
      Alcoholic at first, but then baked apples, lemons and orange peel apears. After few seconds salt gets to our nostrils followed by some earthy tones. Simple, but pleasant.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Better. More complex. Sweet at first with honey, meed, rape pears, then spices appear: nutmeg, wood, cinnamon AND salt which is brought by the morning wind from the Little Bay of Caves, where seagulls builds their nests.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Warming but very short with nutmeg, black pepper and a hint of honey.

  62. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

  63. TechnOBY scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  64. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    So I actually find the nose really good. A beautiful fruitiness that looks almost exotic. Ripe citrus. Plus the mild smoke and oak. In the mouth, unfortunately, then quite boring. There is not much left of the fruit. The oak is already there and the smoke looks more dull.
    The nose is quite good. In the mouth it is rather casual and not very exciting.
    Not bad for a pub along with a beer. But it is not enough for more.

  65. SAND scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Lot # LLJA0001914. Tasted in 2014.
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Nose: Rounded smell with quite a bit of pear fruit, "soft" smokey peat and hints of iodine and salt. A lovely whisky to just smell, again and again.
    Taste: Medium rich, the initial attack is quite smokey, the taste is drier than the nose lead me to think and the aftertaste is long, lingering on for almost a minute, revealing notes of liquorice and tar.

  66. Hedeager scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  67. Defeatless scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    A doctored whisky, needs to please everybody and thus doesn't please me.
    Heavy chill filtered and coloured. Although there is worse out there, I wouldn't buy it again.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Sweet, vanilla, little wood, touch of fudge. Smells a bit doctored as this one needs to please everybody. It's not a bad smell, but hasn't got much depth.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Soft as silk. Sweet, little sour. Quite some malt notes. Doesn't develop much. I assume every little bit of oilyness has been stripped with the chill filtering.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Short-medium length. Some sweetness, wood and toffee. And it fades away as a whisper in the wind.

  68. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      First malty sweet with fruit, then lemony fresh with a few herbs. Everything maritim accompanied with a light smoke.
    • Taste
      Great mouthfeel, something tingles on the tongue, the taste fills the mouth.
      Here, too, the taste develops. Starts sweet, the smoke joins in, the lemon re-emerges and also a mild spiciness comes to the fore.
    • Finish
      Lasting, the seasoning and the gentle smoke remain. The fresh basic tint stays slightly tart apricot-tea-herb-like on the palate.

  69. DocF scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nice standard for good money, even if he does not quite get my favorites in the price segment.
    • Nose
      Candle soot, pine needles, beeswax. Menthol, thyme. Not over complicated, not interchangeable. Nutmeg.
    • Taste
      Full, oily texture. Linden honey, pine needles, candle soot, stalked matches. Milk coffee, thyme.
    • Finish
      Medium long, sooty, slightly dry. Cough syrup, bittersweet.

  70. RobIsrael scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    I do not like most of the Diageo malts, this one too. It is drinkable yes, but I cannot recommend it.
    • Nose
      Very sweet, vanilla driven nose.
    • Taste
      Again sweet, bit weak in the mouth
    • Finish
      Finish is short and on the sweet, bitter side

  71. pahayah scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Good intro into smokey whisky, not too much, but enough to be enjoyed.
    Very versatile whisky also, depending on what you had before etc., taste really changes and adopts. One of my favorites!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  72. Romansen scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  73. Snickers76 scored this whisky 83 points Newbie

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  74. mr_barleycorn scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Light dried fruits like apricots, a hint of citrus and light grapes. The second smell makes the painting look spicy and ripe. There are aromas of honey, wood, hot caramel and minimal smoke. Everything together is accompanied by a pleasant freshness. The malt looks very round and set on my nose. The alcohol is almost imperceptible. I would have typed only from the smell of an 18+ Malt. I love it!
    • Taste
      80 80
      Rather thin. Honey, wood, light fruit, lemon zest, some pepper and a hint of smoke. Overall, rather dry.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Short to medium with grapefruit peel, oak, honey and pepper.

  75. whiskyd scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      72 72

  76. maltandgrains scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      The citrus is quite noticeable, with a distinct hint of toffee and tobacco.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Spiced and fruity. Hints of tobacco pushing through.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Medium length. The spice hangs around for a bit, and the finish is somewhat dry.

  77. crippos scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    A good whisky to drink with friends. Some elements have a very good balance (the "oak-honey-medicinal" at the nose, the "oaky-orange" and the old wine cellar at the taste); maybe too much caramel gives it an "artificial" flavour. In the end it's very light and pleasant; the short finish was just right and was the best part for me.
    • Nose
      80 80
      At first strong alcohol and floral notes, honey, slightly medicinal (like a Highland Park 12 with a teaspoon of Kilkerran). Far in the background: some tannins, malt, and a far calling from the oak.
      Then a quiet war takes place in my glass: the evil Knight Caramel makes a coup and becomes king, burning all the flower notes but sparing the medicinal - a lot of proud wounded soldiers to heal, I guess. There's just some room for malt and peach. Thus, the crowd arises against the evil commander and fights with awesome oak: finally the war is over and Sir Oak is finally proclaimed King of the Glass: he marries Princess Band-Aids and they all live forever happily.
      Lights out, the dram is over; at the end of my glass there's only some sea/salty notes, reminding me of those seagulls on the label. Phew.
    • Taste
      79 79
      No war here: all smooth. Some tannins, oak, salt reminds me of my grandpa's old wine cellar (kind of a "dusty" flavour). Lovely memory.
      Oranges take over, with hints of malt and pepper. A little too smooth!
    • Finish
      83 83
      Middle length. Lots of spices (pepper, parsley) at first but these just run away like bank robbers; just the oak remains and leaves a pleasant warmth, together with hints of peach, malt and caramel.

  78. Lakerfield scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Indeed nothing bad, could qualify as a daily sipper! Downside is, I would forget about it the next morning. It showed some interesting notes on the nose and I wasn't fond of all of them. The palate was the highlight for me with its fruitiness, although it is a little basic. If you're truly looking for a good maritime character, get yourself the Talisker 10. Coincidentally one of the other Classic Malts of Scotland, but so much better! (pricewise too)
    • Nose
      Very malty and light. There's a little funky note that immediately grabs my attention, reminiscent of strong cheese. Malted barley, fresh tobacco, sea air, salt, oak, honey, vanilla, anise, rice pudding, marzipan, caramel sauce, gravy, yeast, mashed potato, roasted peanut, fresh pineapple, lemon, kiwi, apricot, dates, faint smoke and a little sulphur. I'm not a big fan of the nose, the funky smell almost made me think of puke.. It's not overwhelming but it's definitely there.
    • Taste
      Definitely better with a more pronounced fruity and maritime profile. A bit mineral and bitter, but not overly so. Sea air, salt, pepper, brine, malted barley, vanilla, ginger, honey, creme brulee, almond milk, dark chocolate, menthol, lemon zest, apple cider, blood orange, a bit of smoke and a little tingle from the alcohol. The palate has much more sweetness in it than the nose and that is what it needed. I think there's a little sherry influence in there aswell. Simple yet entertaining and I see why this is a well respected single malt.
    • Finish
      Short to medium. Bitter oak and vanilla, with a touch of salt.

  79. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    19-05-2017
    • Nose
      75 75
      hint of smoke, (sea) salty
    • Taste
      78 78
      orange, (sea) salty, fruits
    • Finish
      73 73
      medium, dry end

  80. Calmar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    This Oban was, along with the classics of Ayla (Lagavulin 16, Laf 10 and Ardbeg 10), among the first whisky I tried. Then he did not particularly like me, I remember an excessive amount of oak and one-dimensionality, but, apparently, over time, either got used to the oak, or developed receptors and now it seems to me a very good mole, but it does not shine with a variety of derivatives, but has its own individual character, sufficient complexity and depth, which puts him, IMHO, in a row of the best basic products.
    • Nose
      Open, calm, processed wood, raw wood dust, light notes of varnish and solvent, salty and mineral shades, leather goods, lemon zest.
    • Taste
      Thick, oak-lemon, varnish, oily, a little pepper, creamy sweet notes - toffee, boiled condensed milk.
    • Finish
      Soft, bitter-sweet, toffee, bitter bark, grapefruit and lemon peel, burnt crackers, nuts, lacquer notes, oily.

  81. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Balance sheet (21) Cute, the origin of shrimp is not clear but funny (84)
    • Nose
      Strange aroma of boiled shrimp????♂️ ... salt and fruit ... tree ... grass ... (21)
    • Taste
      The taste is fruity, slightly smoky, salty (21)
    • Finish
      Finish sweet, round ... smoke and woody spice (21)

  82. rpvdwel scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  83. rpvdwel scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Karamel, citrus fruit call in vanilla
    • Taste
      Oil, lots of citrus and vanilla
    • Finish
      What short but sweet with a small pepper

  84. niskat scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    It is difficult to pin down on a characteristic, but the aromas from the nose are well reflected in the taste. Always oscillates between fruit, caramel / milk chocolate and this herbal honey note. In short: not too complex, not too simple, stands out from 08/15 whiskys. Style whisky rather than highland whisky. One of my favourites.
    • Nose
      The Oban 14 always starts with a fresh, herbal note on the nose that is reminiscent of honey or tea, but changes to caramel after a few seconds and stays there. Fruity, sour, somehow also maritime, if you will. Every now and then I had the association of apple juice.
    • Taste
      Then pleasantly mild in the mouth with honey, with light fruit, light acidity, light spice. I don't think he has smoke, it's more of an association that comes from the spice.
    • Finish
      Here, too, mild and fruity. Association with salt (# barrel influence), light milk chocolate, with slight grassiness at the end. Medium length.

  85. davidloosli scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    Not my favourite style of whisky
    • Nose
      Minty freshness, peaty sweetness, light acidity
    • Taste
      Some fruits (oranges?), light smoky, watery
    • Finish
      The light smoke returns, dry, astringent, oaky, furry

  86. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    On the nose, the smoked peat gives way to lemon, and a sweet smell of nuts. Small touch of mint, herbaceous fragrances, autumnal breeze. Light fruit, not overripe. In the mouth, returns of peat and honey. Vanilla. Peach core. The whole remains velvety and slightly woody. The finish is very smooth and quite long. It gives on dried fruits. Spicy cereals in retro-olfaction. Barley, hops, wheat. It's fragile and gently balanced

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2020/06/oban-14-yo.html
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  87. Rien scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  88. Moses scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      77 77

  89. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    It wasn't as peated as I thought it would be, even when first opened. It definitely opens peatier though, but it fades quickly with oxidation. There was also some maritime character to it (think pebbly seashore) that was a bit unexpected. Oloroso sherry definitely shines through on this one on the nose and palate. Also of note, the mouth-feel is oilier than the 43% would lead you to believe it could be. It isn't very dense, but it's heavier than expected. 
    • Nose
      Caramel schnapps with a bit of maple syrup, dried fruit and a touch of a mix of citrus and pears, wheat bran cereal and faint walnut, light oak and chamomile tea, a light smell of mossy leaf-litter and peat, a bit of caramel with sea-salt and banana, with a bit of wax and hay at the end. 
    • Taste
      Malt and charred-oak tannins, buttered slightly-burnt multi-grain toast and dark chocolate, mixed dried fruits and cinnamon, a light peat, and it crests with ginger and light cereal grains. 
    • Finish
      A quick drop off to smokey-citrus and apricot, and it fades-out with a walnut oil and honeydew note.

  90. Simo scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

  91. Cast Olila scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  92. Famous scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

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

  93. Allandale scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Body;firm,smooth slightly viscous.
    • Nose
      Like pebbles on the beach. A whiff of the sea, but also a touch of fresh peat, some maltiness.
    • Taste
      Deceptively delicate at first. Perfume.Faint hint of fruity seaweed.Then lightly waxy,becoming smoky. Dry.
    • Finish
      Aromatic,smooth,appetizing .

  94. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  95. Islaywolf scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  96. RR60 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

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

  97. Titan2015 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  98. Macheye did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Silky rich mouthfeel with a fair kick of oak woodiness in the back palate. The Initial taste is very akin to an apple turnover - stewed fresh fruits with sugary rich baking notes. A generous pinch of pepper, a dash of salt and a hint of cloves are provided by some well-judged oak spicing. Malty again with notes of damp soil and extremely faint wafts of peat smoke. Only the 43% ABV holds this back from achieving something greater, as the rich mouthfeel quickly fades and becomes a touch thin.

    Full tasting note: https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/oban/oban-14-year-old/

  99. dram-drinker scored this whisky 84 points Photo Moderator

    Fruity and little citric - nice and drinkable

  100. Helgo scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  101. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Already drinkable, but very reserved, what he is known for.
    • Nose
      Fruits, berries, salt, hints of smoke, honey, aromatic but also a bit shallow
    • Taste
      Quite sweet and light, honey with herbs, with salt, light oak and cereals, very delicate, hints of pepper / nutmeg
    • Finish
      Medium long, almost more intense than before in the middle part, dry, malt, salt

  102. WhiskyMonster scored this whisky 69 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      22 22
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      63 63

  103. WhiskyMonster scored this whisky 69 points Member Senior

    Great maritime malt, especially for the price. Very little smoke to speak of.
    • Nose
      Not particularly appealing, dominated by an unusually strong, low-quality grain whisky nose 
    • Taste
      Initial bright sweet, somewhat corny taste, sea spray then kicks in and the two balance nicely on the palate
    • Finish
      The savoury side wins out but still some sweet oakiness there. A subtle exit with a hint of smoke towards the end.

  104. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  105. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    underwhelming, too restrained, not
    a bad whisky but certainly won’t be a favorite
    • Nose
      yeast, floral, grains, malt, light
      fruits, slight ginger, herbs, wood
    • Taste
      sweet, light fruits, browned sugar, wood
      shavings, neutral spices, butter, bread
    • Finish
      medium, woodsy, grain, smoke,
      medium spicy, brown sugar, light grass and nuts at the back followed by malty
      brown sugar sweetness

  106. markjedi1 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Sea
    It had been quite a few years since I last tried the Oban 14 Year Old. Unwarranted neglect, I might add, for every time I try it, I quite like it.
    The nose has a malty heart with honey and citrus fruit, but also a nice smokiness and loads of pepper. I get some figs and something that reminds me of the sea. This is a nice and aromatic nose.
    It is quite full of flavor and pretty feisty. Loads of heather, pepper and some maritime elements.
    In the rather short finish, the saltiness returns, with some toffee.
    Admittedly, it is not the kind of grand malt that makes you lyrical, but still it delivers what you pay for. Thanks, Pat!

  107. spigray scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I like this understatement. surely not a great but a substantial and very honest bottle that I really enjoy now and again.
    improves with every sip.
    86/100
    • Nose
      a little shy at first nosing. slightly smoky and quite malty, coastal with sea breeze, sandy beach and wet pebbles. some apples and a little marzipan.
    • Taste
      the palate is much stronger. nicely balanced with malt and honey,
      pastry, smoke and light fruit (apples and lemons). nutmeg.
      good coastal touch.
    • Finish
      medium to long, still slightly smoky and quite malty. there´s also a little ginger in the aftertaste

  108. dRambo scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  109. ApricotOne scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    An absolutely honest malt. No hype, no NAS and not diluted to the minimum, so he comes with a good 43% therefore. Granted, the 46% would certainly do even better this malt.
    In addition, there is a price that is absolutely top for a 14 year old whisky. Maybe that's why I gave him a bit more points than usual. Sure, this is not a malt of extremes, neither sherry bomb nor a bourbon vanilla bomb is offered here, but what you get is a malt that offers an ingenious value for money and the fruity Speysidians and the lovely Lowlander You can tell it somehow the maritime character from the nose to the Abgabng, which is oily and medium-long. A Malt, which is already something more than an All Day Dram, but I think, this will only be recognized if it is taken off the market or the price is raised significantly.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  110. Andytka3 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Nose:-
    Non aggressive, gentle waves of cola, malts and strong coastal note with
    touch of iron. Sea breeze with obvious kippery character. Whiff of raw
    vegetables and paper ashes.


    Palate:- Unlike the aroma, the true color reveal on palate. Thick and
    full body, wood-oil extract bitterness with light fruit essence
    fragrant. Pineapple with salt and thick chili soya. This is a salty and
    spicy chap.

    Finish:- Short-medium length, chili spicy, charred oak. Eye-watering. Control your breath, dont get choke.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  111. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    a 14 years old tasted a long time ago, and who has not moved qq years later!
    • Nose
      Spices, wood, kernel, then sweet scent
    • Taste
      Spices, then caramel and candied orange, it piques a little, it's iodized
    • Finish
      short to medium, little to say if not a wild side (iodized, not smoked) that combines well with a candied fruit caramelized

  112. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

  113. sapecosta scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  114. Jonkers scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Fine whisky that is almost perfectly balanced. The taste scores just that little bit higher than the rest, but in this case it is certainly not to the detriment of this whisky. Perfect digestive!
    • Nose
      The first, very irreverent sensation is: "Wet dog"! I then smell saltiness and a trace of sulfur. Also vanilla and melon. Some sherry and a lot of oak and malt.
    • Taste
      Very soft and sweet at first. Then an explosion of spiciness. Rosemary! Also a bit of anise.
    • Finish
      A medium finish with the persistent sweetness of vanilla.

  115. Daan Tje scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  116. Opeth83 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  117. LordIslay scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  118. jankes scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  119. BXpress scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    sample.

    Not quite sure about this one. Very much a signature bottling, but i wouldn't want to drink a whole bottle.
    • Nose
      Starts on green apple. Slighlty salty/maritime. Waxy and herbal. A little yeasty tbh. Some bubble gum sweetness. The nose is a little shy. It is expressive enough but nothing that would make you spend half an hour with it.
    • Taste
      Some Cocoa at first. Then it gets a little woody, followed by a good dose of icing sugar. More salt after the arrival, followed by hint of dried fruit and some pepper. Problem is that it tastes a bit like its heart has been ripped out. The profile is very Obanesque, but there is no power behind it.
    • Finish
      The finish itself is a little short and salty. The after taste however is quite intense, on raspberry and herbs.

  120. Whisky_Philippe scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Good whisky. Slightly smoky and therefore very suitable for beginners.
    • Nose
      Light smoke, light honey sweetness, fruits (apple, pears), slightly salty
    • Taste
      Creamy sweet, caramel, vanilla, pepper, salt
    • Finish
      good finish, persists for a long time, ginger - peppery note, slightly salty

  121. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Solid standard for 43 €, just as a beginner, you can imagine a bottle as a slightly smoky alternative as well, it will not get boring quickly.
    • Nose
      fresh-fruity, apple, lemon, pear, slightly salty freshness, gentle, dry smoke ... after some time it becomes sweeter and fuller, dried fruit, gingerbread spice
    • Taste
      hard to grasp ... there is something creamy-sweet, caramel, covered by bitter notes, herbs, coffee ... pepper and some salt
    • Finish
      medium length, slightly bitter, some licorice, pepper and salt

  122. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  123. Rogier Engel scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  124. pianoman scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sea air, fog. Flowers. Citrus notes.
    • Taste
      Slightly salty and fruity. Spicy oak.

  125. whiskybros scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    You can find our review at http://www.whiskybros.com/#!Oban-14yo/c21kp/571634da0cf2331db0f94051
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  126. xFabe did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Non-standard standard, which stands out from other highland malts.
    • Nose
      although at the back but immediately felt; the small hint of smoke, honey, fruits (plum, pear), on the fruits is a maritime note (very pleasant), sweet Salmiak, licorice
    • Taste
      significantly more power and start than in the nose, salt and sweetness come together, for 43% quite strong
    • Finish
      Oak spice, dryness, light smoke remains, ginger on the tongue

  127. Dre73 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Best pleasant whisky, nice balance between sweetness and pepperiness / character. Not too complex / full of flavor, but fine as 'daily dram'.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  128. Dre73 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Mainly sweetish whisky with especially fruit in the fragrance. Supplemented with a slight pepperiness and in the distance a little salty and smoky.
    • Nose
      fruity and sweet. Apples, banana, orange peel, honey, vanilla. Slightly salty and smoky in the background.
    • Taste
      Slightly peppery. Sweet predominates, honey, toffee and vanilla. And some wood tones.
    • Finish
      Mid-length. Lightly peppery, vanilla and honey. Afterwards it becomes somewhat dry and bitter, with some cocoa-like influences

  129. Whisky-ettenleur scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      I smell the sea and show fruit.
    • Taste
      Slightly smoky taste in which I also discover some apple.
    • Finish
      Long aftertaste.

  130. Whisky-ettenleur scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  131. koalaroo scored this whisky 82 points Newbie

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  132. Astrid scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      74 74

  133. Astrid scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Makes a strong impression, the 43% Vol. Are well chosen. For my taste, the bitterness is a touch too dominant. In return, the excellent spice compensates with the thyme influence.
    • Nose
      Vanilla and vanilla cream, maritime sweetish and very ashy smoke, very many raisins, all in very dry fruit with figs, amarena cherries, caramel, cedar spice with hints of eucalyptus, some oak and spicy hazelnut, grapefruit and immature orange, apple and cinnamon, tobacco, blackberry and pear juice, banana, slightly malty, heather
    • Taste
      subtle smoke and ash, vanilla, rather sweet and honey-like, toffee, some oak and malt, spicy cedarwood and tobacco, strong mineral notes with thyme, slight bitterness of dried fruit, hay, salt effects
    • Finish
      Ashtray habit, dry and nutty, cedar, citrus (orange & grapefruit), chocolate bitterness, grass, aromas of prunes, some mild pepper, later vanilla and malt

  134. sammy01 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  135. J.K.Ch scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    I like this whisky very much. Pleasant taste of a wonderful scent and reasonable price. When I'm sorry that the bottle's level is pretty good at the bottom.
    • Nose
      Malt, salt, honey, sour fruits, pleasant freshness and possible hints of grass and smoke.
    • Taste
      It is distinctly woody, fresh and pleasantly smoothens, a slightly smoky taste combining with caramel.
    • Finish
      Pleasant long relish, delicate and pleasantly spicy. With hints of salt.

  136. Bart Joosten scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  137. Snerik scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Here’s some white pepper, paprika, plums and blackberries. Really weird, cause it’s actually quite sweet. 
    • Taste
      The mouth is very much like the nose, slightly more peppery. 
    • Finish
      A lot of pepper (and salt) and blackberries. 

  138. malthead-sven scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    The contrast between fruity-sweet aroma and spicy-tart finish give the Oban the profile of a characterful Highland malts. Unfortunately, but a bit flat, outstanding impressions you look in vain. 81/100
    • Nose
      Sweet grape juice, soft pickled pears, orange peel, beeswax, herbs, mint, sour apple rings and fresh, salty coastal air, floral perfume, some rinsing in the background
    • Taste
      solid onset, then dominates full-bodied seasoning, maritime, but also slightly hot, sweetness comes through minimal
    • Finish
      The finish is dominated by spice, slightly dry, thyme, cough drops or juice, green tea, hay and grass, medium length

  139. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    overall a bit meaningless too little complexity, malty and slightly smoky
    • Nose
      Vanilla, malty, creamy, heather, honey, floral, light mint or sage, herbs, very delicate notes of smoke
    • Taste
      Smoke and spice become dominant, oak, herbs, honey and distant light fruitiness perhaps bright grapes
    • Finish
      dry and slightly smoky, oak, medium long rather mild

  140. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  141. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Delicious, simple whisky, which I like to drink, nice for mild summer evenings
    • Nose
      very, very light smoke, light spice, light fruits, herbs, dried juniper berries
    • Taste
      no more smoke, associations of wine gum, bright fruits
    • Finish
      rather short, light spice, again light fruits, again wine gum

  142. domani scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nice mix of fruit and sweetness with light spice. With the addition of water, the fruit notes appear clearly. A good single malt for all days - 15.02.2014
    • Nose
      Nice sweetness, ripe fruits, pear, banana, peach, caramel, malt
    • Taste
      Nice interplay between fruit and sweetness, slightly spicy, oak
    • Finish
      medium

  143. spigray scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  144. Gloin scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    A whisky that rightly carries the expression coastal whisky. The maritime associations are enormous. A few months ago I drank the Oban 14 in a bar, from a long-opened bottle (see note below) because I found him boring. This time, I took it from a bottle opened only a few weeks ago and find it a little more interesting.
    • Nose
      Malt, thyme, salty sea air, some orange and apricots, but not very sweet, a little sherry
    • Taste
      Cool onset, creamy body, white pepper, squeezed orange, in the background severe herbs, maritime
    • Finish
      Malt, slightly spicy, slightly sweet, medium to long

  145. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  146. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Very smooth and creamy whisky. Almost island caracter.

  147. maltaholic scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    very nice oak fragrance. It easily comes to the tongue, without any irritation. Very pleasant. Aromatic and round. Very good for the price ...

  148. Elandi did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    • Nose
      some smoke. Fruity
    • Taste
      Delicious. Smoky. Caramel. Balanced
    • Finish
      Medium. Smoke stays. Will be a bit dry.

  149. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  150. hartist scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    For its sales price, the mission is filled hands down; give a maximum of pleasure.
    • Nose
      Many sweet spices, citrus peels, vegetable scents (heather) and a little "dirty" (sea water rotting?), Breath of salty spray; a hint of smoke maybe ?.
    • Taste
      The mouthing is sweet and pungent with an oily feeling. Fruits cooked almost candied, spices, grassy touch (peppermint), malty notes, a little smoke appears over time.
    • Finish
      Spicy and aromatic, with bittersweet accents, some new leather and orange liqueur.

  151. zero1 scored this whisky 81 points Newbie

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  152. lincolnimp scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    This is for one of the earlier 14 year bottlings.
    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      68 68
    • Finish
      75 75

  153. lincolnimp scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Too bitter for me, this is an old bottling, one of the first of the 14 year but the classic Oban profile is there.
    • Nose
      Light and floral with citrus notes and a little honey.
    • Taste
      A little bitter on coffee notes mixed in with bitter orange and a little honey.

      There is a little sweetness coming through but its not enough to compensate as there is also a little saltiness.
    • Finish
      Long finish and quite smooth with the sweet notes finally overcoming the bitterness on the palate.

  154. MadScientist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  155. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    A nice bottle, where a fine balance between fresh and salt is achieved. Very accessible whisky.
    • Nose
      Sweet orange / apricot.
    • Taste
      The orange and apricot can also be tasted well. Tiny salty and spicy.
    • Finish
      Salt stays a bit, sweet disappears. Pretty good.

  156. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      75 75

  157. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful whisky for a reasonable price. Very accessible.

  158. Gloin scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    The whisky smells very classic and makes you want more. The taste shows many notes: malt, fruits (red, but not too dark), caramel, some oak and the association of salt. The whole thing looks very maritime. What reads good here and also tastes good and has complexity is already boring with the second sip. The finish is medium in length and reflects the taste again. I tried the whisky in a bar. I find this always difficult for a neutral rating. I also suspect that whisky is not drunk as often in this bar and the bottle has been open for a long time. In that sense, my impressions will not necessarily be representative. On occasion I will get a sample of the whisky and taste it again and evaluate. But what I have found in him does not really push my curiosity to infinite heights.

  159. ML89 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Sorry but by far my not favourite distillery...
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  160. Butz75 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  161. DrinkingWhisky scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    During another tasting I gave it 81 points; apparently I'm a bit ambiguous about this one.
    • Nose
      Licht ziltig, sinaasappel.
    • Taste
      Licht romig, fruitig (gedroogde abrikoos), en lichte smaakpieken in vanille en kruiden. Heeft ook iets notigs. 
    • Finish
      Redelijke finish, waarbij houttonen en later wat ziltheid naar voren komen.

  162. squaadgras scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  163. Toffie76 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The nose is very pleasant, with a small side Talisker for the iodized side. A trace of smoke. Quite simple and goes everywhere but still very nice. At 46 degrees, unfiltered and without dye, it would be the foot. There, it's just the average. Distillery to dig for me ...

  164. Ties scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      80 80

  165. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Caramel, a side varnish, oak, orange, honey, coconut tip, hazelnut, the nose evolves well over the aeration. Easy to drink on orange and honey, caramel then a roasted tip, salinity. In the final a light veil of smoke appears but rather short. Way.

  166. jnsllngvr scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      82 82

  167. Dionysus scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      79 79

  168. Archer scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

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

  169. Goethe scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Take some fruits on your ferry trip!

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10
    • Nose
      Fruity. Oranges, apples, grapefruit, vanilla. 
    • Taste
      Oranges, lemon, grapefruit.
    • Finish
      Short to medium. Fruit and spice.

  170. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Caramel, a side varnish, oak, orange, honey, coconut tip, hazelnut, the nose evolves well over the aeration. Easy to drink on orange and honey, caramel then a roasted tip, salinity. In the final a light veil of smoke appears but rather short. Way.

  171. Blo scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    I liked it, not the best in the Classic Malts collection, but this is a fair whisky. Only a little too expensive I think.
    • Nose
      Cardbroad, butter and a bit malty. Coastal and salty notes. Not very expressive but not a bad nose though.
    • Taste
      More salty and coastal than what the nose tells. Malty aswell. Good body with a bit oilyness.
    • Finish
      Dry and clean, with really nice coastal and vegetal notes.

  172. whiskyroma scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  173. Sandman scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    The smells on the nose correspond to the taste. Let this whisky stand for about 15 minutes with a few drops of water, then the fruit notes will come up.
    • Nose
      Sea salt, little smoke, lemon and with water vanilla, apples, pear, pineapple and melon.
    • Taste
      Sea salt, smoke flavor, lemon, apples, pear, pineapple and melon
    • Finish
      Medium, dry citrus notes and tropical fruit.

  174. Shane_IL scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This has a lot of coastal notes and and I really liked the light smoky finish on it. Definitely worth a shot. 
    • Nose
      Light peat, Sherry, Fennel, Green herbs, Anise, Pineapple, Dessert wine, Lemon Zest, Buttered toast
    • Taste
      Light Smoke, toasted wood, brine, more pineapple. 
    • Finish
      Medium, light smoke, generic fruit, Spice

  175. kubr1ck scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    I know these notes seem rather harsh. But it isn't a bad whisky by any stretch of the imagination. It's just that that detergent note takes away from the overall experience.

    79/100
    • Nose
      Pleasantly fruity. Sweet fruits. Plums. Overripe oranges. There's some grapefruit as well. There's also something buttery about the nose. And in the background there's a detergent note.
    • Taste
      Buttery arrival. Develops into salty lemon rinds together with the plums and some pears. But permeating the entire palate is that detergent note from the nose. This wasn't off putting on the nose but i find it rather prominent on the taste.
    • Finish
      A rather short fruity finish covered in that detergent.

  176. Paulski88 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  177. hfos scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  178. Koloman scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      80 80

  179. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  180. Largiemeanoch did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Classic, gentle and pleasing. A consensual malt. Good match with salmon and light seafood dishes.
    • Nose
      Refreshing and gentle. Summer fruit. Melon. Vanilla pod. Touch of new leather. Developing on cooked fruit notes. Pear pie. Stewed peaches. Yeasty. 
    • Taste
      Delivers nose promises. Smooth and silky.
    • Finish
      Fruity, gentle and slightly nutty.

  181. Obanrules scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

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

  182. Wolv scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  183. Tomh scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

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

  184. Whiskyforfreedom scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Good whisky to enjoy.
    • Nose
      Fruity, soft.
    • Taste
      Fruits, vanilla, salty.
    • Finish
      Medium long and pleasant, soft.

  185. Cipidos scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      83 83

  186. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  187. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Smoky, fruity, sweet malt
    • Taste
      Sweet, fruity (pears), spicy, coffee
    • Finish
      Long, dry, soft, salty, coffee

  188. Hvdree scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  189. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Peculiair saltiness in nose and taste. Very pleasant sour taste development. Ugly finish. Nevertheless, its recommended.
    • Nose
      No water: sweetness of honey, toffee, with hints of bitter smoke.
      With water: more sweetness, more pronounced smoke (less bitter)
    • Taste
      No water: sweet fruity arrival. Bitter development.
      With water: salty arrival. Spear mint and bitter honey in the development. Taninne.
    • Finish
      Short, dry, sour finish.

  190. whiskeyjedi scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    14-year-old oban Tasted 2014-07-20 @ WhiskyInteam Spaden spicy and dry peaty, yummy - very good 82

  191. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Fantastic entry level malt! 
    • Nose
      Oaky, bitter-sweet wood, vanilla and black tea. Water makes a striking improvement of the nose. 
    • Taste
      vanilla and butterscotch, lemon rind, milk chocolate, some black tea notes from the wood impact and a hint of salt. 
    • Finish
      The finish is medium in length with some bitter honey, oak, black pepper and again bitter black tea. Vanilla appears in a second wave together with more pepper and a hint of peat smoke. 

  192. Buckeyechemie scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Nose: Raisin, plum, alcohol, caramel

    Taste: Sea Salt, raisin, sherry, citrus, pepper, smoke
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  193. webdiver scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  194. Tomh scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  195. Achany scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      78 78

  196. BlazinDirty scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Rarely a sea breeze tasted in the whisky!

  197. KayMeertens scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Apple, plum, citrus, mint, pear, honey, malt and strawberry. A little sickly but not all that bad.
    • Taste
      The meatiness of exhausted sherry casks with some mint (perhaps even peppermint chewing gum) and pepper from the bourbon barrels. Quite bitter as well... almonds? Fortunately still someting fruity like strawberries and some smoke. Pretty sharp for its low ABV. Very hard to pinpoint this one, almost like a blend.
    • Finish
      Plum, mint, strawberries and smoke. Very dry in the long run.

  198. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A very nice whisky overall.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  199. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I taste no peat at all in this nice whisky. Great overall taste. I can see why this is considered one of the Classic Malts.
    • Nose
      Sweet, honey, fruity. A mix of green and red fruit. Pear, a little spicy. No smoke.
    • Taste
      Sherry, malty, fruity, spicy, sweet. Very nice overall taste
    • Finish
      A little bitter, some vanilla notes, somewhat nutty. The fruit lingers. So do the spices.

  200. Fable scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  201. Ivynor scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Very simple, without great character but easy to drink. Better memories at the distillery, but where we could combine oban and ginger confit. A good agreement.
    • Nose
      Candied citrus fruits. Caramel and maybe a little iodine. Notes a little "plastic" disturbing after aeration! no trace of smoke, contrary to what Oban says.
    • Taste
      Caramel, fat. A little orange zest.
    • Finish
      Keys of candied fruit, plum alcohol.

  202. D3US scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    A bit of a classic for me, and it seems to taste different every time I try it. Nonetheless enjoyable every time, but not one to save for very special occasions. 
    • Nose
      Salty sea breeze, some smoke here as well. After that honey sweetness mixed with spice. Some (salty) licorice, wood, malt and a little but of fruit. 
    • Taste
      More bitterness than I remember. The smoke is there but not too obvious, the salty edge is nice, and after a while the sweetness comes through, albeit timid. Drying on the tongue, spice and some honey, malt and some wood. 
    • Finish
      Not very long, but warming and enjoyable. The sweetness is more obvious now, while the smoke and spice linger in the background. 

  203. Edwin de Lange scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A classic!

  204. Zazaz scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    Great nose but the actual taste doesnt keep up. Very average dram.
    • Nose
      Spices, woodsmoke and sea. Nice!
    • Taste
      The taske can´t keep the promise of the nose. Pretty bland bourboun barrel aged whisky, very little character, only hints of smoke. Dissapointing.
    • Finish
      Very little....

  205. wbarchive_973963 scored this whisky 79 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      Nuts and fruits with only small notes of smoke.
    • Taste
      Warm, with pepper and berries. Additionally dark chocolate and some peanuts.
    • Finish
      Warm and spicy, but not long lasting.

  206. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    N: briny (like a real coastal highlander), grass, fudge, honey, beeswax and fruity - orange
    T: beeswax, grass, spicy and some nuts
    F: dry and long, citrus, bitter and later pure raisins

  207. HunterRomario scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    In the smell she promises more than she is able to offer, but still I am satisfied.
    • Nose
      Gorgeous, lightly smoky, sweetly sweet and fruity, marzipan, very original and its (it does not remind me of any other whisky I tasted). At the second tasting, I got the scent of scents up to 86 points, this is a piece I could imagine for more frequent sipping.
    • Taste
      On my tongue sweetish, but to my taste a little richer than I like, the smoke does not appear anymore, otherwise malt, pure, without bitterness, with a medium long end.

  208. d1scostu scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Nose: obstler, smoke ?, slightly musty, cherries, potatoes,, spices, oak, alcohol
    Taste: strong onset, pepper, spices, oak, quite flat, less light fruit
    Finish: spicy, medium long, vanilla at the end,
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      79 79

  209. I_SPEY scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    The olive golden whisky has a very fruity nose with orange, lemon and pear; all in combination with sea salt and peaty smokiness.
    On the tongue I taste fruit - something of dried figs, honey-sweet spices, dried apricots, followed by a smoky, malty dryness.
    He has a long and smooth, sweet aftertaste with hints of oak, dryness and a little salt.

  210. drkrylov scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

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

  211. drkrylov scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Spicy. Hot sawdust, fresh ginger, citrus zest. Crisp. With water fragrant oak, allspice, shortbread with sugar. Summery.
    • Taste
      Dried apricot, tingling. Slightly sweet with good balance in the mid-palate. Hint of menthol.
    • Finish
      Tingling ginger. Short but fresh.

  212. webdiver scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    nice but not to special, Great whisky for starters

  213. BeatF scored this whisky 80 points Photo Moderator

    And the punishment follows immediately: Jim Murray has downgraded this drop in his Whisky Bible 2012 from its previous 84 to just 79 points. Since a bad loss of quality with now developed mass production has occurred.

  214. Feusi scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    As a digestif after a meal, absolut wonderful. Wild herbs and vanilla with a subtle fragrance of a sea brize are merged together. Really pleasant and easy to drink. A forgotten "classic" bottling.

  215. hsmithjr scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fresh ginger and cucumber.  Fruit gum.  Lemon peels and some vanilla bean.
    • Taste
      Medium bodied. Sweet and fruity.  Apricots and melon.  Spicy, with traces of oak.
    • Finish
      Medium.  Fresh and still fruity.  Malt creeps in at the end.

  216. Quaker scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Unsurproved whisky, well made and consensual, syrupy with a bonus of a small smoked side.
    • Nose
      Light, on lightly smoked wood. I find it also fruity, on oranges.
    • Taste
      There is a hint of smoke and peat on the palate, which is creamy and sweet. Alcohol is pretty well integrated.
    • Finish
      Good length, smoke.

  217. BeatF scored this whisky 80 points Photo Moderator

    Sorry, but the new edition of this whisky is much more bitter compared to the earlier ones. Since you can write in comments a bit blasphemous of bitter orange, the drop is still not better! The nose is still promising, but then comes green tea and just bitterness. So my rating had to reset something. Well, the drop is still not too expensive.

  218. eilers scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    Got two of this one

  219. marvec scored this whisky 30 points Member Junior

    07/17/2010, conditions 2/5
    • Nose
      Pungent. Straight: wood, honey, parfume, sweet. Dilute: citrus, fruit.
    • Taste
      bitter, oily, viscose, sharp, pungency, orange, wood, fruit
    • Finish
      Bitter.

  220. BeatF scored this whisky 80 points Photo Moderator

    In particular, if the Oban can be bought cheap (in Switzerland, for example, in the Denner occasionally as "current"), he is worth every penny and beats many higher priced competitors!
    • Nose
      Salty and spicy; creates a longing to take a sip ...
    • Taste
      A whole panorama of pastries: raisins, herbs, salt, but a little bitter.
    • Finish
      The finish remains on the palate for some time, the sip has been well worth it. However, the often mentioned fig taste is very clear.

  221. CrilleVBG scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    This whisky don't stand out at all, sorry. The standard flavors is there, oak, vanilla etc..
    • Nose
      So much wood(oak) and a little hint of peat.
    • Taste
      Oaky and malty taste.
    • Finish
      Medium long finish, with a hint of salt.

  222. saintjimmy scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

    I stand by my earlier given points; 69.
    • Nose
      Some smoky notes with coastal aroma's: salt, seaweed & wet wood.
    • Taste
      Some sweet caramel & honey followed by salt, wet wood and some dried fruits: apricots & plums.
    • Finish
      Not to long with hints of oak, pepper, salt, plums & seaweed.

  223. SilentStill scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A simple Highlander, which opens up quite uncomplicated, but also offers nothing special. In particular, the departure leaves desires open.
    • Nose
      Faint smoke rises in the nostrils, altogether quite airy, light to moderately strong fruit flavors (mainly cherry), raisin notes.
    • Taste
      Slightly more smoke on the palate than on the nose, spicy, then sweet and quite malty, forty-five percent strong in decent drinking.
    • Finish
      In the finish short and here then missing but a few percent.

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