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Oban 16-year-old

Overall rating
91.99/100
votes
79
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Manager's Dram
Bottled
07.1994
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Strength
64.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
The 200th Anniversary of Oban Distillery
Added on
16 Aug 2009 5:00 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 2180,17

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Whisky Reviews for Oban 16-year-old

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.99 points

  1. Sir Ardbeg scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Even the last dram after more than 3 years from the opened bottle convinced me completely. Sniffing fabric par excellence!

  2. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 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

    Result
    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

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 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

    Result
    1 – Aberfeldy bottled 1991 19 year 61.3% WB ID 25
    2 – Glendullan bottled 1989 18 year 64% WB ID 170
    3 – Glen Elgin bottled 1993 16 year 60% WB ID 454
    4 – Oban bottled 1994 16 year 64%, 200th Anniversary WB ID 9869
    5 – Glen Ord bottled 1991 16 year 66.2% WB ID 12618
    6 – Oban bottled 1995 19 year 59.8% WB ID 453
    7 – Cardhu bottled 1989 15 year 63% WB ID 17868
    8 – Cragganore bottled 1992 17 year 62% WB ID 20097

    All whisky was tasted with 3-4 small drops of water form a pipette

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Tasted with a few drops of water.
    Good balance on show here, just needed another ingredient for lift off over 90 points
    • Nose
      91 91
      Rich sherry, rich fruit cake, spices, faint hint of cinnamon, very faint hint of turpentine (not in a bad way).
      More sherry emerges, faint ginger, ice cream wafers, orange, dark honey.
      Very nice.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Vey spicy, very peaty, very peppery with a little fudge and a little dark treacle tart.
      Gets very creamy and the sherry mixes with the peat & pepper combo really well, quite equal, good balance on show here.
      A mix of orange, fudge and dark honey mixed with spices.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Good length, with a little more sweetness coming through at the end.

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. detachedblue scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    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

  9. 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

  10. 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 

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