Oban 19-year-old

Overall rating
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
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 1005.07

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71 × member ratings

76 × in collection

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

  1. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 356 € at Whiskyauction in Sept. 2015

  2. JeanChan scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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.

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This is the lightest of the Oban Manager's Dram bottles, really fresh and zesty , the score remains the same 88 points.

  5. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    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,

    Tasting Order
    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

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Tasted with a few drops of water.
    This is quite refreshing and wakes your palate up, good whisky
    • Nose
      88 88
      Hints of lime, dry hay, cereal, salted butter and green apples.
      Some cream note emerge mixing with the apple
    • Taste
      88 88
      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
    • Finish
      89 89
      The length is good and the cereal and lime notes persist with green apple skins

  8. dRambo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Apple lime honey on the nose, honey and spices on the palate, some metallic notes though, still a good old style Oban

  10. Willie JJ scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    On balance I think this is better than the 13yo Oban Manager's Dram. This one is really good. 
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      Astringent and sweet at full strength. Water makes it incredibly intense with pineapple cubes, pepper and sugar.
    • Finish
      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.


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