Oban 16-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Manager's Dram
Stated Age
16 years old
Sherry Cask
64.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
The 200th Anniversary of Oban Distillery
Added on
16 Aug 2009 5:00 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 2427,77

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Whisky Reviews for Oban 16-year-old

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.20 points

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Quite some sherry bomb there. Chocolate orange leather on the nose, dark fruits on the palate, a long finish, found a bit of sulphur there. Didn’t enjoy it at much as when if first tried it three years ago still an excellent dram

  2. kimmosuo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The Whisky Show Old & Rare Glasgow 23 - 24 February 2019
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. detachedblue scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Not a huge fan of this one, a sherry bomb. The early MD series are really monsters. Maybe 20 more years of bottle ageing.....
    • Nose
      Pungent modern style sherry, leather, syrup, blackcurrant jam, tobacco, dates, all you can find in a sherry monster, a bit rough for me.
    • Taste
      Again, match the noses, strong and pungent sherry attach, very dusty, maybe there is some smoke
    • Finish
      Long and chocolaty, dark fruits

  4. helmutgw scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    + H2O: gets more bitter, a sweet background remains, as does the alcohol
    + H2O: rounder, but more bitter Super Sherrynase, but too much alcohol and under complex. 01.04.2017 89
    • Nose
      Q: very dark sherry very good, sweet sherry - be careful with the alcohol, not too intense nose
    • Taste
      medium body, bitter - sweet, the mouth becomes dull from alcohol, rum pot?
    • Finish
      enormously sustainable, more sweet than bitter

  5. Imp did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    my review together with 6 other Manager Drams can be found here: http://madmaxhwisky.blogspot.com/2017/01/managers-dram-tasting-ukrainian-whisky.html 

  6. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=239 Color: rust red / copper
    Nose: leather, malt, sherry, tobacco and an almost negligible spice - unbelievable and that with 64%. Fruity impulses of orange, sweet sherry and balsamic are accompanied by dark chocolate flavors.
    Taste: Reluctantly very soft in the first second, but then starting from 0 to 100 in a record-breaking way. The 64% are incredibly restrained despite everything. Sherry, cherries, rum punch, raisins, wood, caramel, sugar and vanilla bars. At the end now even more intensive oak and really sweet.
    Finish: Long - yes, the finish is long, but not as you expect it to be. More sherry, red dried berries, lots of caramel, some wood and vanilla. Acidic and unfortunately not the best finish.
    Comment: Good? Naturally! But here we set the bar too high for us and actually expected more!
    92 points (nose: 92 / taste: 92 / finish: 91)

  7. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    "A legendary bottling of 16yo sherried Oban, bottled at its remarkable

    cask strength of 64% under the Managers Dram label for UDV staff only to

    celebrate the distillery`s bicentenary in 1994."


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