Oban 14 Year Old

70cl / 43%
  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Oban 14 Year Old
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The Western Highland representative in Diageo's 'Classic Malt' series, Oban 14yo is a superb, full-blooded fruity malt with a whiff of heather and more than a hint of smoke.
Distillery Bottling
14 Year Old


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Figs Figs
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Honey Honey
  • Malt Malt

Oban 14 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    Appearance: Olive gold

    Nose: Rich sweetness and fruits - oranges, lemons and pears, with sea-salt and peaty smokiness.

    Body: Full, rich.

    Palate: Mouth-filling late autumn fruits - dried figs and honey-sweet spices; followed by a smoky malty dryness.

    Finish: Long, smooth-sweet finish with oak-wood, dryness and a grain of salt.

83 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    16 February

    Tried in San Diego, very smooth.

  • 5
    15 February

    I now understand why people have a hard time with Oban 14...it doesn't have an over-the-top "thing", so it's never going to have a fanatic following. It isn't over-the-top peaty. So Islay-masochist won't stand on their peat-boxes to shout about it. It isn't over-the-top rich. So Speyside sweet-tooths won't fall in love with it. And it isn't cheap, so Price-to-Quality bargain hunters won't swear by it. Instead...it pulls a little bit of character from almost every style of Scotch. It has a whiff of salt and smoke from Islay, Highland's creamy malts, the Lowland florals, and Speyside's mouth filling flavor. Such a fantastic Scotch

  • 5
    11 February

    Had it last year in DC area. Now my favorite scotch. Uniquely smooth.

  • 4
    5 February

    Nice and warm surprise for an Islay fanatic. Gimme another and another and another... oops.

  • 5
    1 February

    For those such as I who prefer the sweeter whiskey with a smooth finish. Those who prefer a peat or a stronger finish may be disappointed.

  • 5
    31 January

    Fell in love with it after visiting Oban and the distillery. Brings memories back whenever I drink it. Love it, especially the light peaty flavour and sweet finish.

  • 5
    26 January

    My favourite single malt.. perfect!

  • 5
    18 January

    Very fine whisky. Slightly on the sweet side. One of my favourite Friday night drinks!

  • 5
    10 January

    I gave this bottle of Malt Whiskey as a present. The man I gave it to prefers Oban Whiskey over others. We both came from Oban and know it's worth..

  • 5
    25 December 2017

    Smooth, fruity perfect for after dinner

  • 5
    18 December 2017

    My absolute favorite. Smooth yet complex. Highly recommended.

  • 5
    14 December 2017

    A very good drink my first taste at the distillery last year

  • 5
    11 December 2017

    Having a sip as I write this. A brilliant whiskey.

  • 3
    9 December 2017

    Nothing special!

  • 5
    1 December 2017

    I will digress from describing this malt by its flavour profile, and focus on the overall experience. I've been tasting and collected scotch whiskies now for about five years, and haven't tried this malt until tonight. I am so regretful that I haven't sooner. *Poured 1.5 oz with a couple drops of iced water, and rested for 15 minutes. -The flavours jump onto the tongue immediately, with a wonderful marriage of all of its components; none too overwhelming. -I am blown away at the minimal alcohol fumes, which makes it easier to taste through olfactory. In other words, for being at 43%, It's MUCH smoother than many I've had at 40%. -The smokiness is certainly noticeable, but it doesn't dominate the aftertaste like many malts are. -It is certainly sweet, but not syrupy OVERAL: After the first sip, I knew right away that I would always have a bottle of this in stock until the day I die. I can't say that for many. Additionally, I will likely use this to introduce people to scotch whiskey.

  • 4
    10 October 2017

    Been "actively" drinking whisky for a few years and this is by far one of the best I tried. Sweet and fruity (I really liked the dried figs note) but with that light smoky feeling that really strikes me when I drink scotch. The oak wood finish is strong, but not too much, and it leaves you with a feeling of satisfaction and warmness. I would give it 4.5 stars, just because I fancy a stronger taste more.

  • 5
    26 September 2017

    Hemingway would say " it was good."

  • 4
    22 September 2017

    Mmm delicious pencil shavings.

  • 5
    21 September 2017

    Excellent, I have been drinking whisky for over 10 years and this is definitely my top 3 favorites. I give it a 4.75

  • 5
    16 September 2017

    We had the pleasure of tasting 20 different Scotch whiskys while staying at Glengorm Castle on the Isle of Mull (western Scotland). My husband loved many, but for me, this was the only one. Most others were too dry and peaty for me. I loved the sweet, smokey flavor of Oban. The autumnal spices were complex and delicious! Definitely a smooth, easy to drink whisky.

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