The first sip changes every second--very, very complex. An almost perfect combination of smoothness, brine, citrus, vanilla, peat and smoke. To my mind, a quintessential Highland malt. Superb.
- Peter, 27th August
Took a tour around this distillery, and a very fine tour it was, even found out that the distillery came before the town and picked up a wonderful Oban whiskey glass to boot. However, the highlight of this tour is certainly the tasting at the end where you get to sample this whiskey in its various incarnations.
- anonymous, 26th February
Hands down the best 14 YO Single Malt Scotch regarding quality-price ratio in the market, not to mention it is bottled at 43%. Superb!
- Scotch Fan, 14th Mar '13
Very easy drinking with a hint of smoke. So far, one of my favorites.
- anonymous, 28th Feb '13
I gave my wife a glass of Oban 14 year old her response was
that was nice.
- Graham McLeod, 3rd Jan '13
Amongst the most prestigious Highlanders and possibly the best single malt scotch for the price!
- anonymous, 31st Jul '12
Had my first taste last evening, nice really nice!
- anonymous, 19th Jun '11
I got my father a bottle for Father's Day which, of course led to a sample! Nose: Sweet honey heather with a whiff of smoke followed by salty sea air.Palate: Sweeter than I expected- lots of honey, heather and more honey leading on to a salty sea breeze.All in all it reminded me a lot of my own bottle of Dalwhinnie, but a very decent malt that transports you to the nearest habour!
- Andersen, 10th Jun '11
I'd say more OH-bun.
- TWE Admin, 27th May '11
It is not OH-BAN but instead it is actually pronounced OH-BIN
- anonymous, 26th May '11
Amazing! Im in love with this whisky. The girlfriend bought me a bottle here in New Zealand, problem is the price down here
- Jimbo in Queenstown, 3rd Apr '11
If Tim is a young malt drinker, then I am probably an infant at 32 years. I don't possess all the necessaryterminology, but can say that Oban is one the most finest drops I have ever enjoyed!Glenmorangie is great (esp. matured in Cognac or Port casks) and so is Glenfiddich. Laproaigh is great, too, but too smoky to be enjoyed in larger amounts.It's true, Oban is very smooth, great pleasure to drink!
- Sebastian, 27th Jan '11
Being a young Malt drinker (50) this is the best of all. I don,t like the TCP taste of other malts and I find this perfect. whaat a dram. Thank You Oban
- Tim, 16th Jan '11
I'm sorry, but i just cannot find much fruit. And it tastes kind of stale.. just don't undenstand all the praising here. I enjoyed Glenmorangie and Dalwhinnie quite alot and i like fruity and smoky whiskies, especially islay, which this reminds me of somewhat.. but i can't just get my head aroud it. I usually agree with most of the comments on this site, but this one; I just didn't like I guess.
- BadCaesar, 23rd Dec '10
There are others that capture the attention with more gimmicks but in terms of allround beauty this is as much as anyone could ask for - particularly at the price. One to have on permanent supply...
- Macky, 21st Dec '10
I always enjoyed Oban, but never as much as this latest bottle I got. It's truly divine, perhaps the best scotch that I ever had. Variety is the spice of life, but if I had to choose one bottle, it would be this one.
- anonymous, 3rd Dec '10
I've been an American made whiskey drinker for years with the occasional scotch. I tried this wonderful drink and now i'm hooked. I would encourage any one to try this.
- Bart A., 16th Sep '10
Pronounce it with the emphasis on the first syllable as in OH-ban. Gorgeous malt! Honey and citrus tones and a hint of smoke with spice...gorgeous!
- anonymous, 7th Aug '10
Sorry if this is a stupid question, but how do you pronounce it?
- anonymous, 6th Aug '10
This is a fabulous dram, smokey oranges in the nose and a very thick, creamy palate!Finish is awsome with kinda citrussy mamalade finish. My mark is 9/10.