Oban 13-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Manager's Dram
Stated Age
13 years old
Sherry Cask
62.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Bottled for
S.M.D. Staff Association
Added on
17 Aug 2009 3:03 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 876.29

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31 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Oban 13-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.72 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 84 points Moderator

    Pretty powerful but not so complex
    • Nose
      85 85
      Citric, little vanilla, apple mash
    • Taste
      84 84
      Punchy, woody, cedar wood, subtle sweetness, little fruitiness
    • Finish
      83 83
      Long, warm, spicy

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Honey vanilla apple a tad herbal a nice one but not my favorite amongst the Oban managers, liked the 16yo better but a completely different profile

  3. Willie JJ scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A nose to die for on this although its not quite as good on the palate. Gretat whisky nonetheless.
    • Nose
      Given the strength there's surprisingly little nose prickle. There's just masses of malty toffee and spearmint. It's wonderful to nose. Sweet butter tablet, natural caramel and vanilla, hints of spiced apple and pear pie, geraniums, lawn clippings and pea pods. Amazing. Water intensifies the floral notes until they are leaping from the glass.
    • Taste
      Intensely malty at full strength and again there's not much sign of the strength. Maybe a slight soapiness, then the fizzing starts. I love this sensation. More fizzing with water.
    • Finish
      Astringent at first, but mouthwatering. Water makes it long, juicy and a little hot.

  4. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    "One of the fabled Manager`s Drams, selected by the Oban distillery

    manager and originally given out as a gift to staff and friends of the

    distillery. We`ve managed to get our hands on a few bottles over the

    years and they are stunning."


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