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Oban 14 Year Old

Lovely Town, Lovely Malt

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@OdysseusUnboundReview by @OdysseusUnbound

16th Dec 2023


Oban 14 Year Old
  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
  • Overall

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We visited Oban this past summer and found it quite charming. The distillery tour was a lot more fun than what I expected from Oban’s parent company Glen Mordor er, I mean Diageo. I can’t believe I’ve never reviewed the standard 14 year Oban here, so why not do it now?

Tasting Notes

  • Nose (undiluted): quite fruity, oranges, peaches, maybe pears, a touch of salt and a hint of peat smoke.
  • Palate (undiluted): easy arrival (smoooooth), more fruitiness, malty, some honey, a touch of sea salt
  • Finish: longer than expected from a “light and easy” malt whisky, some peat smoke, more maltiness, and sea salt lingering.

Oban 14 is more enjoyable than most other “mild” whiskies I’ve had. It’s not my go-to, nor is it a bold in-your-face whisky but it’s a nice “quiet night with a good book” kind of malt.

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