Oban 14 Year Old

Oban 14 Year Old

(0.75l, 43%)


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This might just become your favourite malt.
 
Oban Distillery is found beneath a steep cliff on the West Coast of Scotland in a port town of the same name. In fact, the town was built around the distillery, highlighting the importance of Scotch production to the economy of the day (and probably these days as well!). The distillery itself was built in 1793, making it one of the oldest in Scotland. The malt produced here is the embodiment of the salty coastal surrounds of Oban Distillery itself.
 
The Oban 14 Year Old tells a tale of its seaside home in every sip. Reflecting the rough rocky shores of “The Gateway to the Isles”, this dram is thick with smoke and tangy sea air. If you close your eyes you can perfectly imagine the waves rolling in over the crags and the salt wind blowing through the Whisky barrels. Despite the peated elegance of this malt, it is brilliantly smooth and will become your new favourite malt if you give it half a chance!
 
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    14 Year Old

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smoky
salty
dark fruit
vanilla
citrus
caramel
oak
sweet
malt
What does Oban 14 Year Old taste like?

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Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most single malts are matured longer).

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Golden amber.
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Peat and sea salt, swirling in a fruited caramel body.
 
Flavour / Taste / Palate
Citrus explodes out and is complemented with nutty undertones and dashes of vanilla. 
 
Finish
Smoky peat remains with a slight sweetness.

Flavour spiral
Smoky, vanilla, dark fruit, peaty, caramel, salty, orange peel, citrus, oak.
 


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Ratings & Reviews
Thomas
Thomas,
Im not well versed in the complexities of scotches. The few i have tried have all been too nutty for me. Oban is an exception. Oban 14 is smokey and dry, helping dilute the whiskey's natural sweetness. Definitely recommend
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Absolutely love this bottle, got me interested in the world of scotch. It's smooth and just the right amount of smoke for me, a great bottle to enjoy with friends
 
Ben
Ben,
Oban is one of my favorite whiskys. It’s smooth finish is great. Lots of flavors up front with a perfect ending. Love it.
 
Scott
Scott,
Fantastic all around Scotch and and a good start to the world of Scotch.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Perfect balance of sweet and smoky taste. Strong and elegant. Must have for the single malt admirers. It is do good. Rich nose and taste. Nice finish. It is not very smokey. Very good
 
guest
guest,
Light Smokiness with salty finish. Expected more smoke up front.
 
Christos
Christos,
Perfect balance of sweet and smoky taste. Strong and elegant. Must have for the single malt admirers.
 
William
William,
Good all around dram. Very smooth. Nice blend of peat, fruit, and oak flavors. Pleasant to drink but not exceptional
 
Taryn
Taryn,
Very strong and sour in the beginning. Best on the rock
 
Chris
Chris,
citrus, salt, light peat. Great stuff from a great place, and the 18 is even better.
 
Lisa
Lisa,
I'm not sure if I should go 7 or 8 on this. I like it a lot, but I know there are many whisk(e)ys left to try. It's friendly. On the nose, I get orange & lemon and peel, pear. There is a peatiness (medicinal) quality, but it's more fruit forward. On the tongue I can still taste citrus and fruit, but this where I'm getting a touch of the sea. There is a saltiness, and seaweed taste present. I also taste something that reminds me of Honey Nut Cheerios, a sweet cereal, but not overpowering sweetness on the cereal.
 
Colin
Colin,
Average
 
Tony
Tony,
The first scotch that really caught my attention and convinced me to educate myself about single malts. I’m still learning, but this is my landmark setting my standard. The lingering flavor changes through at least three enjoyable steps until you go back for the next sip - dark fruit and salt middle being my favorite. Salty caramel end finish.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Very smooth. Not much peat which I prefer but still enjoyed this one. Nothing overwhelmingly flavorful though
 
Erik
Erik,
I was looking forward to opening this bottle and it most certainly did not disappoint. Delicious.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Not a fan of a lot of smoky peat to my scotch but this is the first one that has the perfect amount of smokiness couples with a nice bouquet of flavors.
 
Alon
Alon,
Smooth but not particularly interesting. Fairly limited finish. No complexity at all. If you’re a bourbon lover, you’d probably like this scotch. But drinking it, you won’t really know you’re drinking scotch.
 
Maurice
Maurice,
One of my favorites, and one of my first bottles down!
 
Russ
Russ,
Our first Scotch Whisky. Wife bought it at Costco because she liked the history story on the label. It was a great choice for our first Scotch. We even went to the Oban Distillery when we went to Scotland. Great tour! Brought home 2 bottles of the Distillers Edition.
 
Roger
Roger,
Great tasting sipping whiskey, One of my favorites when the price is right.
 
Jesse
Jesse,
A touch too Smokey for me, but a respectable finish. Not a Palate crusher.
 
guest
guest,
This is what got me started on whisky some 30 years ago. Easy to drink at any occasion... Still a favorite...
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Mmmm, this is so delicate and tasty. It totally fulfills the promise! My palate is so fulfilled by the tantalizing swirl of smoky flavor. It definitely made it out of the crowd.
 
Jacob
Jacob,
One of my favorite drams, excellent flavor, great color truly one everyone should have in their collection
 
Piotr
Piotr,
It is do good. Rich nose and taste. Nice finish. It is not very smokey. Verry goood :)
 
Alex
Alex,
Not a peat guy, but this convinced me to venture down that tasting avenue. It's not overpowering like Laphraoig, more of a mild peat taste to it. Also smooth, quite like Glenlivet but without the sweetness. Definitely a good boy, not yet perfect.
 
Guillermo
Guillermo,
From the start I tasted the citrus, sweet caramel, vanilla, the malt, and oak. Very fruity and super smooth. Liked it so much that I got a few bottles.
 
guest
guest,
Lekker fruitig en fris
 
Mario
Mario,
My favorite single malt scotch to date.
 
Christine
Christine,
Delicate toasted barley/caramel aroma; rich, sweet, smokey flavor - very smooth, long finish. Doesn't quite compare to my favorite Lagavulin 16, but very enjoyable.
 
Uriel
Uriel,
Briefly sweet and a long smoky finish.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Very easy to drink. Not a lot of bang for buck though.
 
Quinton
Quinton,
Very smooth, sweet vanilla flavor
 
Eric
Eric,
Smooth and easy to drink.
 
Leon
Leon,
Enjoyed a lot, one of my daily drinks.
 
guest
guest,
Nice smooth flavor ! A little bit to much citrus !
 
Dallas
Dallas,
Like an old lover, the memories are sweeter.
 
Michael
Michael,
Favorite every day Scotch
 
CJ
CJ,
Nice non peaty scotch that is smooth and easy to drink. Good to share with new scotch drinkers.
 
Amit
Amit,
Accidental rating
 
Tristan
Tristan,
Immediately getting red apple peels on the nose, with some clover and daisy. Getting honey and dark fruits on the palate with not too much smoke and a dash of sea salt. I find this enjoyable neat and can see this as and any-kind-of-occasion Scotch.
 
Jenna
Jenna,
Very fruity and sweet, but not syrupy. This would be a good dessert scotch.
 
Nick
Nick,
Great smokey flavor with an easy finish. A true classic to have and to enjoy with friends and family
 
guest
guest,
Very nice. Beautiful colour quite smooth. Easy to drink. Honeyish
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
My go to Scotch.
 
Eduardo
Eduardo,
Not quiet the smokiness of Johnny Walker, but close. I prefer this one over Johnny.
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Easy to drink.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Oaky, spicy nose with a lingering sweet velvety finish.
 
guest
guest,
Easy drinker
 
Steve
Steve,
Smooth, Carmel, great for sipping and telling stories at camp.
 
Vicky
Vicky,
Did not like he this one at all. Seemed to have some "off" flavors reminiscent of food gone bad.
 
Steven
Steven,
Very very good
 
guest
guest,
Fabulous, I tasted it at the Blair Atholl Distillery - wish I had time to stop in Oban to try it in it's home distillery!
 
guest
guest,
Well balanced, smoke and caramel
 
Sean
Sean,
Very good
 
guest
guest,
Hangland
 
guest
guest,
percect balance
 
Steven
Steven,
Got this for my birthday. So good.
 
guest
guest,
Smooth, heavy smoke flavor, interesting after taste that lingers.
 
Matt
Matt,
Smooth
 
guest
guest,
Great daily drinking scotch.
 
Gary
Gary,
Amazing. Light smoke, Light peat, smooth finish with a hint of sherry.
 
guest
guest,
Very smooth, a little smoky & a little sweet.
 
Joe
Joe,
One of the best I think I have ever had, got a bottle from a friend will be buying a new one soon as I finished this one off quickly.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Lovely.
 
guest
guest,
It feels like a lighter Laphroaig 10. Not too smoky, sweet and vanilla. Not my taste
 
Robert
Robert,
Great finish. Perfect peat.
 
Dumitru
Dumitru,
That's a strong one
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
My first of the finer scotches. This is the standard to which I compare all others.
 
Gregory
Gregory,
Very nice
 
Jeremiah
Jeremiah,
Worth picking up a bottle. Good amount of sweet, hint of smoke and oak. Nice finish.
 
guest
guest,
Slightly smoky, bourbon taste. Decent malt
 
guest
guest,
A great dram from one of Scotland's oldest distilleries. Great coastal flavors.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Amazing flavor
 
guest
guest,
Crisp peat an oak flavourings , Amber , went down a treat
 
guest
guest,
Meh
 
Robert
Robert,
Best single malt I've had. Smooth and easy. Not overwhelming but a fine sophisticated taste and finish
 
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