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Oban 14 Year Old 20cl

Average score from 3 reviews and 13 ratings 82

Oban 14 Year Old 20cl

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  • Brand: Oban
  • Bottler: Distillery Bottling
  • ABV: 43.0%

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Oban 14 Year Old 20cl

NOSE: hazelnuts, marzipan and fresh fruits (orange flesh, green apples, pears). Pastry cream, vanilla, orange zest and a very remote note of peat. There's a touch of that Talisker 10 / Old Pultney 12 coastal freshness to the nose as well and some subtle floral notes. All of these notes are nicely integrated and balanced out. Yet, they are somehow ..."tired". Since the nose really is gentle and it doesn't jump at you, giving you a big "wow" moment like some other whiskies do. It's a calm highland nose.

TASTE: medium sweet, balanced, creamy, pie crust, some fruits, vanilla, pears and oranges which very soon give way to black pepper spice and a touch of salt.

FINISH: the final part of the experience is of medium length, oak tannins, creme brulee and a touch of peat.

BALANCE AND OVERALL IMPRESSION: it's a nicely balanced, slightly, in my opinion, under-performing malt with decent complexity. Yet, I wouldn't buy another bottle of it.

Yeah, decent is the word to describe this one, @BlueNote

Just finished up a bottle. I thought it was quite decent, although some days I found it excessively sweet. It's about an 85 for me.


Colour is golden, very bright and clear. Nose is fairly malty, barley cereal and floral notes, hibiscus. First taste shows some tannic bitterness of long steeped tea. Moderately spicy finish with some heat. Medium bodied.


I hear a lot about Oban from friends and I was able to finally taste it over the weekend.

Nose: Sweet fruity with a hint of caramel. There was a very light smokiness present.

Taste: Sweet honey and light spice. Bit of smokiness and peat.

Finish: Smooth silky long finish to dryness.

I enjoyed the Oban, I will be looking into adding this one to my cabinet.

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