spicy
apple
cake
mint
cinnamon
orange
carrot
lemon
white pepper
Spiral Oban Little Bay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Oban
Little Bay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Tasting Notes
Appearance / Color
Antique Gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Apple, orange cake, and wild flowers

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Thick, carrot cake with crisp apple and a dash of mint and spice

Finish
Long, with a gentle drying


Flavour Spiral
Sea salt, cinnamon, lemon, apple, spice

Price:
$59.99
Small casks, small bay, small town. But big Whisky.

Long before Oban was a lovely seaside resort town on the West Coast of Scotland, John and Hugh Stevenson built their first still house there in 1794. So the town literally grew up around the Whisky — we're no city planning experts, but it doesn't sound as a bad way for a town to grow.

The blokes at Oban have only one wash and one spirit still and the Whisky they produce is considered one of the classic malts of Scotland — a virtual national treasure. Oban is in the Highlandsbut its position on the far western coast gives their spirit a very unique character. 
 
Oban Little Bay is a bit redundant since the word “oban” already means “little bay” in Scots Gaelic. Like all Oban Whiskies, this is a fine Single Malt. But Little Bay is also their first NAS — which means that it is a combination of their Single Malt across a range of ages that were married in small ex-Bourbon barrels. 

Oban Little Bay has all of that lovely coastal character, but with a gentle, heather quality. Sweetness plays with the spice just like cool breeze plays with the warm sun in that small bay.
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery

Oban Little Bay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

(0.75l, 43%)


7.4/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Oban Little Bay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
guest
guest,
It’s good
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Probably my favorite Oban.
 
Jason
Jason,
Very nice. Very light with a balanced sweetness. I get bit of apple, mint, ginger and orange zest.
 
lynne
lynne,
i like that its a bit sweeter than the classic oban. surprisingly tasty
 
Justin
Justin,
Surprisingly easy to drink, which makes it dangerous in a social setting. Not like other Islays. Slightly sweet. More like a bourbon than a scotch.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Woah. This is what I'd like to call beach scotch. It's light and strong.
 
Jacob
Jacob,
This is my favorite summer-time scotch. Refreshing and sweet, while not overpoweringly so, very strong undertones of honey. A great bottle for someone who is new to the smoky/peaty daunting flavor profiles of traditional Islay scotches.
 
Enoch
Enoch,
A fair bottle, but a little to light. More earthy tones would help.
 
Steven
Steven,
Love this scotch. So drinkable
 
Stu
Stu,
This is just not my thing. It has big flavor but it has a metallic finish.
 
Rajan
Rajan,
Very refreshing light flavor and amazingly sippable whisky. My friends and I loved it
 
James
James,
Very good. Some spice, some sea spray, quite a maritime character.
 
Tim
Tim,
Deliscous
 
David
David,
Sweet and spicy with a crazy short finish not bad, but not good enough for me to want a bottle.
 
Randall
Randall,
Extremely mellow. I prefer it over the 14yr and 18yr Oban's and one of my favorites to bring out when having friends over and convert them into Scotch lovers then turning it into a Scotch tasting party.
 
Frederic
Frederic,
Oban is one of my favorites - Oban Little Bay is amazing
 
guest
guest,
I want!.
 
Kegan
Kegan,
Very very good whisky. Richer or bolder than Oban 14 in some ways. However, Oban 14 is better-balanced whisky with more complexity and nuances in the nose and taste of the dram. Little Bay is 9 out of 10 bottle everyone should try once.
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
Love it, somewhat richer flavor than the Oban 14, which is also a good one.
 
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