honey
apple
brine
dry
cherry
floral
marzipan
salty
sweet
Spiral Oban Distillers Edition

Oban
Distillers Edition
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Crystal clear antique gold.      
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Floral honey, apples, and marzipan.  
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Elegant and smooth, honey and apples and a lingering cherry.
 
Finish 
Dry and satisfying.
Price:
$106.99
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Oban Distillers Edition is adored for its honey, apple, brine and dry flavor notes.

This Scotch is carefully distilled at Oban distillery, Highland.

Based on 131 votes, the average rating for Oban Distillers Edition is 8.3/10.

Top reviews for Oban Distillers Edition:

— 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.

— Wow... 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.
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
  • Age
  • Maturation
    Finished in first-fill Montilla Fino Sherry butts

Oban Distillers Edition

(0.75l, 43%)


8.3/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Oban Distillers Edition
Joe
Joe,
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.
 
Brendan
Brendan,
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.
 
Troy
Troy,
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.
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
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.
 
Michael
Michael,
Wow... Update...still wow, but this is best, in my opinion, slightly chilled in a Peugeot glass with some water
 
Robert
Robert,
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.
 
Eduardo
Eduardo,
Strong red apple aroma with hints of white flowers and honey. A bit sweet in the mouth, with a salty and drying finish
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
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.
 
Eduardo
Eduardo,
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.
 
Greg
Greg,
Drop dead favorite, perfect balance of smooth and peaty. Like you’re drinking spicy butter!
 
guest
guest,
Heaven on earth
 
JOHN
JOHN,
Open it up with a drop of water of sliver of ice.
 
Gary
Gary,
so good. finish is so creamy and smooth
 
Mike
Mike,
Very smooth whisky! Not smoky like I usually enjoy, but definitely one of my favs!
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Low smoke. Slight sweetness and smooth. What you would expect from Oban.
 
Kurt
Kurt,
Oban’s complexity really shines with a hint of peat, salt, and spice.
 
Alexander
Alexander,
Great single malt with nice balance between smoke and softness
 
Brett
Brett,
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?
 
guest
guest,
Citrus, salty and sweet. Great power at the end.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Wish I had more. Sad I don't have more.
 
Casey
Casey,
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!
 
Keith
Keith,
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.
 
Alon
Alon,
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.
 
Amy
Amy,
I love the salty taste
 
Russ
Russ,
Brought 2 bottles back from a vacation in The highlands. This is a very fine example of Highland Malt. Love this whisky
 
Daniel
Daniel,
I like this much more than standard Oban.
 
Alon
Alon,
Very smooth.
 
Anthony
Anthony,
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
 
Ben
Ben,
Great scotch to sip slowly!!! Wonderful taste!!
 
daniel
daniel,
Amazing tasting liquid, like Diageo's Distillers Edition scotches
 
Bob
Bob,
Smooth and drinkable.
 
Adam
Adam,
Very drinkable. Smooth and sweet with strong notes of vanilla and honey. Not harsh at all.
 
guest
guest,
Does it have a "peaty" or "smokey" taste?
 
guest
guest,
Awesome. Great flavor.
 
guest
guest,
Nice enough
 
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