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!
I was looking forward to opening this bottle and it most certainly did not disappoint. Delicious.
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.
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.
One of my favorites, and one of my first bottles down!
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.
Great tasting sipping whiskey, One of my favorites when the price is right.
A touch too Smokey for me, but a respectable finish. Not a Palate crusher.
This is what got me started on whisky some 30 years ago. Easy to drink at any occasion... Still a favorite...
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.
One of my favorite drams, excellent flavor, great color truly one everyone should have in their collection
It is do good. Rich nose and taste. Nice finish. It is not very smokey. Verry goood :)
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.
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.
Lekker fruitig en fris
My favorite single malt scotch to date.
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.
Briefly sweet and a long smoky finish.
Very easy to drink. Not a lot of bang for buck though.
Very smooth, sweet vanilla flavor
Smooth and easy to drink.
Enjoyed a lot, one of my daily drinks.
Nice smooth flavor ! A little bit to much citrus !
Like an old lover, the memories are sweeter.
Favorite every day Scotch
Nice non peaty scotch that is smooth and easy to drink. Good to share with new scotch drinkers.
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.
Very fruity and sweet, but not syrupy. This would be a good dessert scotch.
Great smokey flavor with an easy finish. A true classic to have and to enjoy with friends and family
Very nice. Beautiful colour quite smooth. Easy to drink. Honeyish
My go to Scotch.
Not quiet the smokiness of Johnny Walker, but close. I prefer this one over Johnny.
Easy to drink.
Oaky, spicy nose with a lingering sweet velvety finish.
Smooth, Carmel, great for sipping and telling stories at camp.
Did not like he this one at all. Seemed to have some "off" flavors reminiscent of food gone bad.
Very very good
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!
Well balanced, smoke and caramel
Got this for my birthday. So good.
Smooth, heavy smoke flavor, interesting after taste that lingers.
Great daily drinking scotch.
Amazing. Light smoke, Light peat, smooth finish with a hint of sherry.
Very smooth, a little smoky & a little sweet.
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.
It feels like a lighter Laphroaig 10. Not too smoky, sweet and vanilla. Not my taste
Great finish. Perfect peat.
That's a strong one
My first of the finer scotches. This is the standard to which I compare all others.
Worth picking up a bottle. Good amount of sweet, hint of smoke and oak. Nice finish.
Slightly smoky, bourbon taste. Decent malt
A great dram from one of Scotland's oldest distilleries. Great coastal flavors.
Crisp peat an oak flavourings , Amber , went down a treat
Best single malt I've had. Smooth and easy. Not overwhelming but a fine sophisticated taste and finish