Oban 14 Year Old

70cl / 43%
  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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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


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  • Smoke
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  • 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.

52 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    10 days ago

    This bottle had been in the cuboard for the 15 years since my father died, this Saturday I thought it was about time I tried it. I usually drink Laphroaig or Mortlach but found this very palatable and will now have to finish it off.

  • 5
    18 November 2016

    It's the first whisky I ever tasted/bought. I've tried many other brands after that. But I always return to Oban 14 year. It's the one I drink now. It's the one I have to buy in between whenever I have been brave to try another brand. It's the only one that I until now can say is really wonderful. It's the one I always look forward to drink a glass or two of on Friday night after a busy week in the office.

  • 5
    24 April 2016

    my daughter bought a bottle of this for me, when she couldn't find my favorite, Tobermory 10, but boy what a malt, will definately buy myself one when it has gone! 10 out of ten.

  • 5
    5 April 2016

    Smooth single malt. Probably the best that is out there today in this price range. Highly recommend!

  • 5
    5 April 2016

    Smooth single malt. Probably the best that is out there today in this price range. Highly recommend!

  • 5
    19 March 2016

    If you think this is pricey for and entry level whisky, there's a reason for it. Perfect balance of honeyed heather, malt and fruit. As far as the fruit goes figs are very prominent which I find very unique. The is a slight hint of peaty smoke on the finish which I guess is because of this distilleries location. The perfect balance of a classic highland malt and the islands. I highly recommend it

  • 5
    18 March 2016

    Smooth like chivas regal. 18 years

  • 4
    25 December 2015

    Elegant heather honey, citrus and spice, smoke and peat not overpowering. A fine sipping dram with a bit of good water.

  • 4
    20 December 2015

    Delicate, not heavy or peaty although I like those attributes, a fine mild scotch.

  • 5
    28 October 2015

    This dram is delicious. Enjoy it neat. Not a bit harsh. It''s just the right amount of complex without being cloying. The smell of honey, oak and citrus is mouth-watering.

  • 3
    22 September 2015

    A bit to fruity for my palette . Pleasant aroma and start. Finish is tangy. Although it has many flavor hints. Prefer a more smoky drink

  • 3
    4 August 2015

    I was, to be honest, rather disappointed with this admittedly fine Scotch. For the price, I think I was expecting something a little more over the top...yet Oban tasted really not much different than most lighter scotches I''ve tried. Lots of dried fruit, wood, but nothing that made me say "Wow!!". Don''t misunderstand - it is by no means bad in any way...just was expecting something a little more I think. For Highland scotches, I''ll take Dalmore or Glenmorangie any day over this, and for much less $.

  • 5
    24 April 2015

    The finish to a perfect day.

  • 4
    21 April 2015

    My first real Scotch. Its smoothness makes it easy to drink, especially for those who aren''t used to Scotch (and expect it to be harsh), and its fruits, vanilla, and sweetness make it enjoyable. I find women really take to Oban for these reasons.

  • 5
    15 April 2015

    I might be unsophisticated, but Oban is the best Scotch I''ve ever tasted.

  • 4
    27 March 2015

    Damn I never felt the smoky finish but it was a bit flavorful at the finish since I am used to blends. My fave being black label. As a single malt I enjoyed it. But it will take me some time to really figure out its ambiance. But I like it so far so 4*

  • 5
    5 March 2015

    We all have fond memories of our first true love. I tried others, but Oban 14 is my go to for enjoyable sipping for the price. I''m ashamed to say I''ve spent 4x the money and was let down. Money isn''t everything.

  • 3
    4 February 2015

    Pleasant smoky aroma. You can taste the salinity of the sea and a burst of spice. A simple dram that I enjoyed but definitely feel there are other options to consider when dealing within this price range and age bracket. Don''t feel I''ll explore this again but am happy I did try it since other I know have enjoyed this bottle.

  • 4
    31 January 2015

    A decent run for your money. Subtle and gentle with the peaty smoke which is balanced well with the overall notes of fruit and salinity. I actually enjoy the smoke in more peaty bottles like the Lagavulin 16, but if that does not suit your palate, than this is a good choice.

  • 4
    6 January 2015

    Perfect balance of sweetness maritime influence andlight peat smoke. A good long finish I do not notice as much smokiness as other reviews which suites me as not a lover of heavy smoked whiskys. Just bought DE of Oban looking foreward to trying it

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