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Oban 1999

Overall rating
84.49/100
votes
80
Whiskybase ID
WB62695
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Vintage
1999
Bottled
2014
Casktype
Montilla Fino Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml 1000 ml
Bottle code
OD 163.FZ
Barcode
5000281013398
Added on
24 Dec 2014 9:33 am by JSW
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 108.45

13 × in wishlist

80 × member ratings

222 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Oban 1999

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.49 points

  1. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Balance (22.5)
    blind tasting
    • Nose
      Hmm, honey and fruit with cream, banana, peach, orange ... Deeper chocolate and wood (23)
    • Taste
      Taste rounded, fruit-wax (22)
    • Finish
      Tannin finish, varnish, zest, pastries, vanilla, raisins and a good portion of wax (22.5)

  2. Sandman scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Caramel, honey, chocolate, ground coffee, dates, plums, currants, lemon and brown sugar.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Cinnamon, coffee, grapefruit, raisins, dates, little plums, chocolate, licorice, nutmeg and a hint of forest fruit tea
    • Finish
      83 83
      Short to medium length, brown sugar, coffee, oak, honey, grapefruit, touch of dried fruit and spices.

  3. thijs100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A rich, full-bodied whisky that rather feels it has been bottled at a higher strength than it actually is. I quite like it.
    • Nose
      This one is pretty shy and needs a little time to wake up. Some leather, conifer and pine needles. A whiff of resin, followed by apricots, stewed apples and a wee bit of smoke and cigarette tobacco.
    • Taste
      A creamy mouthfeel. The palate is sweet and smoky, but slightly dry as well. Plenty of spice, with a fair amount of chili pepper and nutmeg, but there's also some nice and subtle menthol notes. Finally some dried red fruit, as well as cherry syrup.
    • Finish
      Drying with a pinch of salt, some smoke, and dried fruits as well.

  4. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    It’s quite a dry and sour whisky, the fino casks have done their job. It has a nice and spicy character and reminds me a little of a Campbelltown malt. The fact that it’s chill filtered, colored with E150a and it only at 43% makes that this dram lacks some depth in the flavor profile. I think that it would perform much better at +46% 

    All in all a satisfying dram that isn’t complicated.

    http://www.worldwhisky.nl/review-411-oban-1999-2014/
    • Nose
      A rich, sweet and balanced whisky with aromas of subtle sherry, red apple, backed pears, grapes, peach, dried fruits (plums, cherries, sultanas), cinnamon, sweet cloves, allspice, hint of sea salt, sweet tobacco, hint of koffie, maritime tones, orange marmalade, raspberry eu-de-vie, hint of wax, subtle smoke, honey and soft oak.
    • Taste
      A rich, spicy and balanced whisky with aromas of grains, malt, muesli, lemon juice, subtle sherry, subtle smoke, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, greep apple, apple sauce, pear, melon, sour cherries, dried fruits (figs, plums, cherries), berries (blackberries, elderberries), hint of brine, honey, subtle tannins and oak.
    • Finish
      A medium long and slightly drying finish with aromas of peppe, cherries dried fruits, spices, appel, honey, tannins, dry sherry and oak.

  5. Dramming Dutchman scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  6. marmeladow scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    very tasty, well balanced Oban, which clearly exceeds the standard 14yo. Successful finishing in a Montilla Fino barrel
    • Nose
      Tang, iodine, fino sherry with dry and salty notes. Some fruit (pomaceous fruit), clearly orange. Something sweet. Later nut flavors. Diversified
    • Taste
      powerful, tastes more like 46%. Full mouthfeel, getting drier. To find everything that the nose promised. In addition, pleasant oak flavor and also creamy sweetness
    • Finish
      long, all aromas nicely married and long-lasting. In addition, nice, if discrete, malt aromas

  7. M134481 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      salt, malt, vanilla, salty popcorn, citrus fruit,
    • Taste
      84 84
      Vanilla, malt, cherry, fruity, wood, type of perfume, bourbon,
    • Finish
      83 83
      Cherries, wood, vanilla, bourbon, coffee. Again a kind of perfume and fruity.

  8. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. rolabob scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. Andytka3 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    N- Open up well with nutty and white fruits, salted caramel, cheesy and fresh eucalyptus fragrant. Darker side of berries and spice rum in the middle with quite lovely toasted nuance without being too woody. (87/21)

    P- Black tea, sour fruits jam with obvious tannin. Mellow with dry mouthfeel with whiff of oak phenol. (86/20)

    F- Medium, frizzy, gentle pepper rising with sweet earthy peat lingers. (86/20)

    B/B- 86/20

    Cereal- 2, Fruity- 2, Floral- 1, Peaty- 1, Feinty- 1, Sulphur- 0, Woody- 3, Winery- 3

    Weighted Rate- 81pt
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Open up well with nutty and white fruits, salted caramel, cheesy and fresh eucalyptus fragrant. Darker side of berries and spice rum in the middle with quite lovely toasted nuance without being too woody. (87/21)
    • Taste
      P- Black tea, sour fruits jam with obvious tannin. Mellow with dry mouthfeel with whiff of oak phenol. (86/20)
    • Finish
      F- Medium, frizzy, gentle pepper rising with sweet earthy peat lingers. (86/20)

      B/B- 86/20

      Cereal- 2, Fruity- 2, Floral- 1, Peaty- 1, Feinty- 1, Sulphur- 0, Woody- 3, Winery- 3

      Weighted Rate- 81pt
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

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