- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- The Manager's Dram
- Stated Age
- 19 years old
- Refill Cask
- 59.8 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- SE 102
- Added on
- 08 Oct 2007 4:12 pm
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71 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Oban 19-year-old
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.29 points
- This Whisky was sold for 356 € at Whiskyauction in Sept. 2015
Orange peels and quite a lot. Then honey, which is quickly followed by a whiff coconut. Grapefruit in the back. Green apples and vanilla. Water directs it a bit more towards grassy notes and fresh green leaves. more towards the grassy tones and fresh green leaves. But there’s also a light cheese note.
Oranges and it’s somewhat salty. Vanilla again which is followed by heather. Green apples and lime. Caramel. A hint of grapefruit. A pinch of black pepper too. Water brings out honey.
Long with coconut and caramel. A hint of pepper. A vegetal note, but can’t define what exactly it is. With water also a hint of spearmint appears.
- This is the lightest of the Oban Manager's Dram bottles, really fresh and zesty , the score remains the same 88 points.
- Managers Dram OB bottled 1989-1995 15-19 years 60%-66.2% H2H
The clear winner here was the Aberfeldy 1991, sorting out 2nd place was very difficult but on the second tasting I gave the nod to the Glendullan with the Glen Elgin a close 3rd.
What is clear here is that there is an emphasis on peat & pepper in most of these bottlings.
My palate is smashed , the high abv made for an interesting H2H,
1 – Aberfeldy
2 – Cardhu
3 – Craganmore
4 – Glendullan
5 – Glen Elgin
6 – Glen Ord (Ord)
7- Oban 16 year 200th Anniversary
8 – Oban 19 year
1 – Aberfeldy bottled 1991 19 year 61.3% WB ID 25 - 93p
2 – Glendullan bottled 1989 18 year 64% WB ID 170 -91p
3 – Glen Elgin bottled 1993 16 year 60% WB ID 454 -90p
4 – Oban bottled 1994 16 year 64%, 200th Anniversary WB ID 9869 -90p
5 – Glen Ord bottled 1991 16 year 66.2% WB ID 12618 -89p
6 – Oban bottled 1995 19 year 59.8% WB ID 453 -88p
7 – Cardhu bottled 1989 15 year 63% WB ID 17868 -85p
8 – Cragganmore bottled 1992 17 year 62% WB ID 20097 -84p
All whisky was tasted with 3-4 small drops of water form a pipette
- Tasted with a few drops of water.
This is quite refreshing and wakes your palate up, good whisky
Hints of lime, dry hay, cereal, salted butter and green apples.
Some cream note emerge mixing with the apple
This has plenty of apple, lime and green grape on the palate with a healthy dose of peat mixed with a little white wine and faint white pepper
Quite refreshing on the palate this one, livens your taste buds so to speak but there is a dry angle which knocks it a few points unfortunately
The length is good and the cereal and lime notes persist with green apple skins
- Apple lime honey on the nose, honey and spices on the palate, some metallic notes though, still a good old style Oban
- On balance I think this is better than the 13yo Oban Manager's Dram. This one is really good.
Very closed at full strength. Some spirity acetone and sugary sweetness with pear drops. A drop of water releases honey notes and more gives peppermint and fresh green leaf. More honey now, becoming a bit sweaty.
Astringent and sweet at full strength. Water makes it incredibly intense with pineapple cubes, pepper and sugar.
Initially drying, but gets the juices flowing after a while. Still closed with water. Now spicy with more pepper and allspice, cinnamon, demerara and a sizzling finish.