Based on 150 votes, the average rating for Oban Distillers Edition is 8.4/10.
Top reviews for Oban Distillers Edition:
— Complex, smokey, sweet. But maybe I'm biased, this is my favorite scotch.
— Excellent color and notes
— This is the good stuff. So enjoyably complex. Super sweet nose, peach, caramel and sweet cherry. The taste completely twists though, tart and tangy apples and cherries hits hard at the front, but then comes a salty, briny, and light peat flavor that really lingers even after finishing. The best part is the dryness that is there throughout the taste. Like a Tempranillo wine dry that helps the flavor flow from tang to salty peat.
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Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Oban Distillers Edition
Complex, smokey, sweet. But maybe I'm biased, this is my favorite scotch.
Excellent color and notes
My single favorite bottle of scotch consumed. 17 year is smooth, flavorful, and yummy.
Very nice, much more complex than the 14.
Different whisky, spicy and complex.
I line it bery much.
I love this. One thing that I look for in a good scotch, is the finish smooth. I have had some that were great until the end were they finished on the harsh side. This is great all around.
Sweet and delicate with a nice balanced hint of peat. Worth spending a bit more to get the 18 year and a bit more oak influence.
I prefer the Oban 14 and the Oban 18 over this. The Distiller's Edition is decent, a little more peaty than the aged bottles. This is a very drinkable scotch and I think folks that prefer a little more peat will enjoy it more than the aged bottles. My palate tends to run more to the sherry side, so recognize that affects my rating.
This is the good stuff. So enjoyably complex. Super sweet nose, peach, caramel and sweet cherry. The taste completely twists though, tart and tangy apples and cherries hits hard at the front, but then comes a salty, briny, and light peat flavor that really lingers even after finishing. The best part is the dryness that is there throughout the taste. Like a Tempranillo wine dry that helps the flavor flow from tang to salty peat.
Update...still wow, but this is best, in my opinion, slightly chilled in a Peugeot glass with some water
Definitely an excellent bottle! My one complaint is that I can by the same bottle for significantly less in NH. Serves me right that going forward I will need to compare. That being said, I have seen many other bottles that were a bit cheaper or on par with what I would by here.
Strong red apple aroma with hints of white flowers and honey. A bit sweet in the mouth, with a salty and drying finish
This is one of my favorites. Absolutely stunning. Complexity is through the roof. So much going on. The most complex scotch I've had, bar none. Must try for everyone.
If you’ve been to Oban, this whisky captures the spirit of the town. Honeysweet, a little salty tidewater. Just the kind of drink to transport me to that little fishing town.
Drop dead favorite, perfect balance of smooth and peaty. Like you’re drinking spicy butter!
Heaven on earth
Open it up with a drop of water of sliver of ice.
so good. finish is so creamy and smooth
Very smooth whisky! Not smoky like I usually enjoy, but definitely one of my favs!
Low smoke. Slight sweetness and smooth. What you would expect from Oban.
Oban’s complexity really shines with a hint of peat, salt, and spice.
Great single malt with nice balance between smoke and softness
Maybe I got a bad bottle or something, but this literally tasted like murky pond water. Was it sitting out in the Sahara sun for 10 hours during the shipment?
Citrus, salty and sweet. Great power at the end.
Wish I had more. Sad I don't have more.
Truely a smooth scotch whiskey! Beautiful amber gold color, Dry and sweet almost fruity notes to it. Smooth slow tingle of toasted black cherries on the tail of the drink. But all in all 9 stars for i am a realist and i have not met my 10 star whiskey yet! But Oban makes a damn close rock hard 9!
My favorite of the Highland whiskeys. At first taste I thought the flavors were a bit muted but the more I drank the more flavors shines through. Not as overpowering smoke flavor as the Lagavulin 16 or Caol Ila 12. It’s a more mature complex flavors. It’s easy to pick up a number of different flavors and find something new with each sip.
A really smooth scotch with equal mixture sweet and salty. I can also taste the wood in a really nice way. A fantastic blend, and a very easy scotch to enjoy.
I love the salty taste
Brought 2 bottles back from a vacation in The highlands. This is a very fine example of Highland Malt. Love this whisky
I like this much more than standard Oban.
nose: lots of balanced sherry and sea breeze, slight oak, cane sugar with apples, sharp white pepper at the peak
palate: soft mouthfeel, cane sugar, sweet fruit, brine
Finish:sweet grapes like juice, hints of sherry and nuts, no bite, medium long finish, lasting fruit
Overall: very easy to drink, straightforward, very smooth and sweet, great summer dram
Great scotch to sip slowly!!! Wonderful taste!!
Amazing tasting liquid, like Diageo's Distillers Edition scotches
Smooth and drinkable.
Very drinkable. Smooth and sweet with strong notes of vanilla and honey. Not harsh at all.