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Oban 14 Year Old

Hard to find, but very good

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@MisterDiggerReview by @MisterDigger

25th Jul 2013

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I had heard so much about this one, but no one could keep it in stock. I finally stumbled across a bottle that had been sitting on the shelf of a small liquor store for some time, so I paid whatever they wanted without the benefit of having tasted it first. That was $70 US. Ouch, but this better be worth it. I was then told that this distillery has trouble meeting demand, which explains the high price.

It is light and smoky and a very good scotch, but there are a few others that taste slightly better to me and at a cheaper price. It looks like I won't be buying a bottle for home consumption again, but if I see it in a bar, I would certainly order over any blend or popular malt. And as someone else pointed out, if like Clynelish 14, then you will probably also like this one.

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@FMichael
FMichael commented

MisterDigger - it appears you're on a "Malt Mission"; exploring the single malt universe one dram at a time!

I must agree with your review; although it is a staple in my caninet - it is a bit pricey when compared to other malts in the same age/quality range as the Oban 14 yr.

"Wine searcher . com" is a great resource for finding any type of spirit for a reasonable price...Keep in mind it's usually best to buy multiple to save on shipping.

7 years ago 0

Rigmorole commented

Lagavulin used the same excuse to jack up the price about ten years ago. Lame. Supply and demand (guns and butter) is simple macro economic theory, but I think it stinks too.

7 years ago 0

@MisterDigger
MisterDigger commented

I am very fortunate to live in an area whereby I can almost snap my finger and find any single malt that I am willing to pay for within easy reach. This works great in side by side comparisons, as you will see when I get to my Three Aberlours in a few days.

7 years ago 0

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