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Oban Little Bay

Overall rating
80.60/100
votes
338
Whiskybase ID
WB81079
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2015
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L5286CM000 06973626
Barcode
5000281042695
Added on
13 Apr 2016 6:32 pm by mullos
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 55.60

8 × in wishlist

338 × member ratings

799 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Oban Little Bay

38 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.60 points

  1. Moses scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Here my basic idea with the NAS bottles gets the full confirmation. It feels like a copy of the 14 year old. The 14 is better.
    • Nose
      Quite dry nose, slightly sweet with ripe apples.
      He takes time and should breathe. Then it will be better.
    • Taste
      It is not as angular (complex) as the 14er. More compatible with the mass and soft in the mouth. Typical vanilla and honey feeling. On the run down then spicy and slightly woody.
    • Finish
      Medium long and sweet, but slightly bitter. For me: lower standard.

  2. Dris scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Not too complex, understated malt.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. TsiAI scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Smell: the beginning is familiar canned yellow peach + butter cake, a little smoke, fine salt, sweet and sour juice, a little alcohol. Oak, dried apricots, lemon cheese tart. 86/100
    Taste: The opening is particularly sweet, with canned yellow peaches, fruit hard candies, pineapple crisps, fruit pie, orange juice, and then there is salt and smoke, and the saltiness is not low. Ginger syrup, sawdust. 87/100
    Body: Slightly strong, full, fat, astringent 86/100
    Ending rhyme: Eight Treasures Candy, Sawdust, Butter Toast, Brown Sugar 85/100
    Overall: 86/100, full flavor and clear layers. The taste of yellow fruits is particularly obvious, fresh and lively, as if tasting yellow peach syrup, as well as the sweet and sour pineapple sauce. I'm really happy to drink this wine after going around.

  4. Ostap scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A typical representative of the Highlands, but not in the most outstanding performance.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Sweet dough, cookies, mineral and caustic iodine notes, candied fruit, green grapes, green apple peel, dust and cardboard, honey, greens (parsley, celery), green tomato peel, chewing gum, tobacco, hint of raw pumpkin.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Dried fruits, greens, a bunch of celery, apple, neutral balance of sugar and salt.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Flat, indistinct, dry and oak, knits.

  5. Squinugie scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  6. rolabob scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  7. WLGOAGN scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  8. hafssol scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    A quite odd NAS from Oban, less complex than the 14 y.o., but full of warm fruits hints.
    The nose switches from predominant bitter almonds to more sweet notes, while palate opens up with sherry and fresh citrus, without losing the typical profile of the distillery.
    Finish is a bit short, but the overall impression is quite good for a NAS. Not so expensive, but in a quality/price ratio the 14 y.o. always wins by far.

  9. herby.usa scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    The name refers to the bay in which the village and the distillery are located. The whisky was matured in small barrels (probably quarter casks).
    Color: dark gold
    Conclusion: smells better and more complex than it tastes. A light, pleasant whisky
    • Nose
      80 80
      honey-sweet, malty, vanilla, spices, mirabelle plum
    • Taste
      80 80
      malty, mint, slight ginger heat, coffee notes
    • Finish
      75 75
      quite short, towards the end a slightly bitter oak note

  10. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

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