Oban 2001

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Calculated age
14 years old
Montilla Fino Sherry Cask Finish
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml 1000 ml
Bottle code
OD 165.FB
Added on
28 Sep 2016 9:01 am by maltaholic

Average value

€ 73.13

5 × in wishlist

85 × member ratings

220 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Oban 2001

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.57 points

  1. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Blenders Glass.
    Oban is definitely not my favorite, but objectively not bad - an unpretentious drink with conversation and pipe smoking. Balance 21
    Total: 86
    • Nose
      Nose: sherry, vanilla, plum falling, dried figs, wet board, a drop of furniture polish ... 22
    • Taste
      Flavor: prunes and wood 21
    • Finish
      Finish: Long enough, dried plums, wood (astringent tannins) 22

  2. Kasmodiah scored this whisky 94 points Newbie

  3. Lenart scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior


    Nose was very nice, sweet and sour with some minerality and hay. Palate, on the other side, shattered the bright picture, very empty and watery with some walnuts and grass-kinds, becomes even more bitter in the development.

  4. gaboruso scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Myke scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Complex on the nose with a variable character.
    More roasted aromas than fruit in the taste.
    The Fino brings the dryness and light bitter substances and binds them well.
    For me, the nose is much better than the taste / aftertaste.
    [80 - 76 'really not bad'-whisky, pp ratio is totally fine --- time for a second dram]
    • Nose
      83 83
      at first quite fruity: peach, grapes, young unripe banana; a juicy orange is added after a while.
      If he could breathe a little, I still have young (fresh) leather, but more in the background; the grapes go much more strongly into something berry, towards slightly tart gooseberries and currants.
      Something slightly nutty swings out at the back.
      I couldn't find the much-described maritime character during the (first) nosing.
      Only after the second sip does a slightly maritime character arrive in the nose.
      I think it's good that it develops over time and that it can build up a certain complexity in the nose. Despite the "only" 43%, the alcohol sticks in the nose every now and then, which is not perceived as unpleasant.
    • Taste
      80 80
      very, very soft in the beginning. The seasoning comes with a long delay, but then with a really peppery spiciness.
      He briefly drifts into bitterness, but recovers quickly. Then go in the direction of English orange jam, which always has that touch of 'bitterness'.
      The second sip is very soft and creamy, some toasted aromas penetrate.
      The tongue looks coated - a slightly earthy feeling sets in.
      I have a lot less taste of the fruit from the nose.
    • Finish
      77 77
      medium-long finish.
      The tongue remains covered for a while by the toasted aromas / tannins / (oak) spice and becomes drier (this is where the fino sherry becomes noticeable). At the back there is a slightly bitter (roasted) note of espresso (the Fino also stands out here).

  6. firstmajor scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

  7. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A lovely dram, beautifully composed.

    If only they would bottle the Distiller's Editions at 46%....
    • Nose
      87 87
      Dry, nutty, with subdued salinity, tart - and rather indistinct - fruit and a lovely mineral aspect (gravel / sand / chalk / limestone...). After a while in the glass, assorted garden herbs join the parade. Suffers a bit from the low ABV, of course, but really rewards prolonged engagement.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Really nice, measured and elegant. The dry / nutty / herbal Fino character mashes perfectly with the saline / coastal / tart character of Oban's distillate. Some juicy orange in there as well.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Fades out nice and gradually, withe the above-mentioned flavors on repeat and a distinct salty tang lingering on the lips.

  8. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Blind tasting: I have salt and damp sand right now. Some car tires, disinfectants and beautiful delicious maritime. Slight roasted aromas and in the background is the fruit. Something like bright currant and peach. The alcohol stays very elegant. I'll stand again ... With some time in the glass, the roasted aromas disappear and something like Orange comes and brings a nice leather note. I really like the nose.
    • Taste
      Holla. ... plum brandy. Somehow moist leather, earthy, slightly salty. A little bit of sharpness. Could be red pepper. It gets oily. The fruit comes through. Juicy mirabelle and a clear orange note. At the second sip, chocolate and raspberry? The alcohol is only in the background.
    • Finish
      Medium long with a good dose of bitterness. Some men's chocolate and "maritime" sweetness comes after.

  9. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  10. fileosoph scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82


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