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For two centuries Oban’s bustling fishing village has sat on the frontier of the West Highlands and the Islands, at the meeting place of land and sea. One of Scotland’s oldest licensed distilleries, Oban’s sheltered harbour is perfect for two things – seafaring and whisky making.

Oban 14 Year Old

Oban 14 Year Old

70cl 43%
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A combination of rich sweetness with a smoky dryness and appetising spice distinguishes this lovingly-matured Highland malt.

Serving Suggestion:
Best served neat in a tumbler, perhaps with a little cool spring water.

Region An immediate and assertive, complex and evocative Highland whisky.
Appearance Rich antique gold.
Body Medium to rich. Good viscosity.
Nose Oily, waxy and nutty, balanced by ripe orchard fruits. Notes of almond fruit cake on denser Christmas pudding, with cereal and orange behind.
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.

Awards

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International Spirits Challenge Bronze 2010
International Spirits Challenge Silver 2009
International Wine & Spirit Competition Silver 2007-2008
International Wine & Spirit Competition Silver (Outstanding) 2014
International Wine & Spirit Competition Gold (Best in Class) 2009
San Fransisco World Spirits Competition Silver 2003-2004, 2007, 2009, 2014
The Scotch Master Gold 2009
San Fransisco World Spirits Competition Gold 2016
Ultimate Spirits Challenge 95 Points 2016
International Spirits Challenge Bronze 2010
International Spirits Challenge Silver 2009
International Wine & Spirit Competition Silver 2007-2008
International Wine & Spirit Competition Silver (Outstanding) 2014
International Wine & Spirit Competition Gold (Best in Class) 2009
San Fransisco World Spirits Competition Silver 2003-2004, 2007, 2009, 2014
The Scotch Master Gold 2009
San Fransisco World Spirits Competition Gold 2016
Ultimate Spirits Challenge 95 Points 2016

Expert Reviews

Insights from some of the best in the business

Lightly smoky on the honeyed, floral nose. Toffee, cereal and a hint of peat. The palate offers initial cooked fruits, becoming spicier. Complex, bittersweet, oak and more gentle smoke. The finish is quite lengthy, with spicy oak, toffee and new leather.

Gavin D Smith, Malt Whisky Yearbook 2015, p.162

Good energy, balance with surprising weight.

Dave Broom 2005, Whisky Magazine, Issue 45

A much-beloved malt in the U.S. Some say it’s because it is easy to pronounce (though having said that, remember it’s ‘OH-bin’ and not ‘O’Bahn’). I’d prefer to think its popularity is because there is something about the fresh cleanliness of the nose, its orange oils, chocolate, and zesty-zingy and yes, occasionally salty spiciness that is instantly appealing.

Dave Broom, Whisky Advocate Summer 20123

A mixed nose of heather , honey, pineapple and nuts, a perfectly balanced mix of grapey fruit, pineapple chunks, roast nuts and smoky undertow, and a rounded and fruity finish, drying and more-ish.

Dominic Roskrow, Malt Whisky Yearbook 2015, p.162