Oban Little Bay

70cl / 43%
  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Oban Little Bay
Web Exclusive Price £56.75 £47.29 ex VAT (£81.07 per litre)
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Oban Little Bay is married in the smallest casks available at the distillery, 200-litre ex-bourbon barrels. This has resulted in a rich whisky with notes of stone fruit, spice and honey.

Distillery Bottling


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Black Pepper Black Pepper
  • Orange Orange
  • Peach Peach
  • Honey Honey
  • Brioche Brioche

Oban Little Bay Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Stuart P

    • Nose:

      Clean, bright fruit, with aromas of peach, orange peel and a touch of red berries. Some pleasing oatmeal-biscuit notes, too, along with honey and cherry.

    • Palate:

      Fuller on the palate, with cinnamon and clove mingling with rich, honeyed fruit – apricot, apple and orange – and brioche. A sprinkling of freshly cracked black pepper perks up the palate, too, along with a hint of barrel char.

    • Finish:

      The citrus fruit and spices fade in equal proportion.

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    • Appearance:

      Rich antique gold.

    • Nose:

      Oily, waxy and nutty, balanced by ripe orchard fruits. Notes of almond fruit cake on denser Christmas pudding, with cereal and orange behind.

    • Body:

      Medium to rich. Good viscosity.

    • Palate:

      The comforting chewiness of rich fruit-bread, hints of orange zest and clove, growing drier, still minty, with crisp green apple.

    • Finish:

      In a word, long. Quite syrupy at first, then drying, with elegant coating tannins rich in dark chocolate character.

27 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    14 January

    Smooth as silk, excellent

  • 4
    7 January

    On the nose, lots of honey, sherry, orange and oatmeal. Taste, arrival is overwhelmingly sweet, honey, peaches, raisins. The development instantly turns dry and spicy, black pepper, peat notes (enough to give it a 2/5 in the tasting notes i’d say), sherry, and lemongrass. Finish is long, dry, and slightly peaty. A few drops of water does this malt wonders. 85/100 imo.

  • 4
    6 January

    Bought on sale for $40 and worth every penny. I disagree with the reported "0" smoke. This has a light peat smoke element which is far from overwhelming yet present indeed. Sweet, rich, peppery, and a steal at $40. Going to buy another bottle for safe keeping at this price.

  • 5
    15 December 2018

    I love it! so smooth.

  • 5
    13 December 2018


  • 5
    16 November 2018

    Fantastic great house warming or party gift. Or just something to have at home

  • 5
    26 October 2018


  • 5
    13 August 2018

    Full body. Very fruity with a long finish. I just love it!!!

  • 4
    1 July 2018

    This is a delightful find, and especially great for the price, I've found it at, which is half of what's listed here. Very warm with fruity/bready sweetness, and definitely peppery on the end. Clearly won't replace the sterling Oban 14 on your shelf, but the price alone makes it worth having a bottle in your collection.

  • 5
    5 May 2018

    I couldn't find my favourite Glen Morangie at Duty Free so took a chance on this and absolutely love it!!

  • 5
    21 April 2018

    Great dram forget the 12 or 14 and go blended

  • 5
    29 March 2018

    Complex and very enjoyable!

  • 5
    29 March 2018

    Excellent!! Lives up to the reviews I’ve read!

  • 5
    16 March 2018

    great taste very smooth with good fruit nose.Easy one of the best I have ever tasted just got it here in the states.

  • 2
    10 February 2018

    I honestly was disappointed with this one, too peppery for my tastes. I get some fruit on the backend, but all in all I would not buy again

  • 5
    24 January 2018

    Has unseated Lagavulin as my go to brew.

  • 5
    30 December 2017

    Smooth!!!!! Very nice.

  • 4
    16 November 2017

    smooth and rich! Comes with a reasonable price. One of my favourites.

  • 5
    31 July 2017


  • 4
    30 April 2017

    Oban nailed this NAS whisky. Fruity Nutty and Spicy yet mellow without the young whisky varnish flavor that haunts many NAS Scotches. My local store has it on sale for $35! Going to buy 10 more at that price!

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