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.

62 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    6 July

    Salty and smoky nose. Fruity and salt on the palate, with hints of cereal. Good length. One of my favourite everyday drams.

  • 5
    21 May

    A fantastic, smooth to taste whisky

  • 2
    29 April

    Oh dear. This is a soft, smooth, sweet & slighty smoky single malt. Only one thing disappointed me. The added caramel. From the very first nosing I detected it. It put me off what could be a very fine malt.

  • 4
    9 March

    Really good. Smooth. Some citrus notes. Give it a try

  • 3
    9 March

    Excellent n really smooth drink for any occasions and makes one feels really nice with its tingling taste

  • 4
    1 March

    Only been drinking whiskey for a few years. This is by far the best single malt I've ever tasted (so far)... Honey on the tongue before the spice hits. Sweet and smokey after. This whiskey is incredible. Only giving four stars because I haven't tred a ton of single malts. However this whiskey is superb!!!

  • 3
    8 February

    Sweet honey nose, oily mouth feel with some fruit and spice, finish is mostly spicy with a dominate mineral note on the finish. 85/100

  • 5
    6 February

    Fantastic; especially for the price range. Warm honey dominating the nose is amazing.

  • 5
    2 February

    Wow! So so impressed with this whisky! I was recommended to try it and sceptically brought it on offer, and I have to say I think it is a beautiful scotch! Such depth in every mouthful, lovely sweetness of figs, honey and some stewed fruit, and a touch of smoke too. Anyone wondering weather to buy a bottle or not don't think just buy! You won't regret it! Brilliant stuff!

  • 5
    25 January

    An incredible find , subtle tones with personality . Really enjoyed this wee dram . A must try

  • 5
    9 January

    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.

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