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Oban 12-year-old - Unblended Highland Malt

Overall rating
83.84/100
votes
27
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Hexagonal Glass Decanter
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
17 Aug 2009 3:27 pm

Average value

€ 506,22

2 × in wishlist

Level Username
Member Senior Gem0267
Member Senior M_A_D

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90
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88
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87
Connoisseur hs305
87
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86
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86
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86
Connoisseur Sonett
85
Specialist bakerman
85
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Whisky Reviews for Oban 12-year-old - Unblended Highland Malt

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.84 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I have always liked these old 12 year OB and have had a few different ones, light and fresh on the palate, with a fruity palate and a hint of coffee mixed with a little spice and a juicy finish.
    By the end the coffee notes grow.
    Not bad considering it is only 40%, these are up & down like a yoyo at auction between £150-£400, so on the right auction you may get lucky
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I have always liked these old 12 year OB and have had a few different ones, light and fresh on the palate, with a fruity palate and a hint of coffee mixed with a little spice and a juicy finish.
    By the end the coffee notes grow.
    Not bad considering it is only 40%, these are up & down like a yoyo at auction between £150-£400, so on the right auction you may get lucky
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  4. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2011]  I had this dram during a FoSM club tasting.  I bought this bottle for 200 Euro in February, 2002.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this 87,5.  My note states a smooth and creamy old style dram that is easy sippable.

  5. jazzpianofingers scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    70 proof:

    N: I've only ever had the standard 14yo twice and no other expressions. I’ll openly admit I've never been a fan despite Oban being the first distillery I ever visited. I was amazed by the damp and cold warehouse they showed us on the tour that was rather open to the elements. I think we were shown the relic casks, the graveyard, the forgotten, the rejected. Nosing this, its the first leather-malt of the weekend, more Inchgower than modern Oban I'm pleased to say.
    T: Caramac malt with old [1970’s] plastic.

    F: Plastic-to-wax and a little candy fruits.

    C: What happened to Oban in the intervening years? The biggest educational whisky of the weekend. Blog

    Scores a C[+]

  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. Sonett scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I find it better than the regular Oban found in shops today
    • Nose
      Flowers, herbs, White Apple, a hint of plums
    • Taste
      A sweet entry slowly Moving towards soft spices, light taste of vanilla and raisins. Taste grows and stays for quite some time
    • Finish
      Slowly fading away just like the taste without any surprises

  8. bakerman scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    Piece of History with a powerfull finish considering the low ABV and young age
    • Nose
      Lovage, fruity (tropical), pollen, some oak. The whole getting fresh after few drops of water while the lovage disapears
    • Taste
      fruity, sweet, spicy and a little peat
    • Finish
      peppery, sweet, dry and of medium length

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