Interesting fact… Oban 14 Year Old whisky spells its name whisky as it originates in Scotland. Had it been produced in America its name would be Oban 14 Year Old whiskey, instead of whisky.
The nose is rich and smoky. The medicinal notes are quite evident with notes of the sea; seaweed, tarry ropes. There are notes of cut hay and wood smoke rising with a gentle estery sweetness. The palate is thick and full. Notes of citrus with smooth sweetness. The smoke wafts with notes of seaweed. The oak is quite rich with grist and cereal and malt. The finish is of good length with fruit and dry oak.
A bit peaty, delicious oranges in the nose with perfect oily texture and a characterful finish. It is a great whisky. I wish there was a cask strength edition of this nice tipple.
15th February 2010
This is an epic dram, a lot is going in the nose - eg. smoky&juicy oranges, thoroughly thick palate delivering what the nose had acknowledged!!!
16th February 2010
a surprise ,a light peaty taste. orange and smokey just fantastic dram .This is my current favorite whiskey ...
16th January 2011
Fab whisky, Hard to get hold of in England, but well worth the trouble!
12th October 2011
The Oban 14 was one of the first single malts I tried, as it was part of the Classic Malts promotion packs. At the time I really enjoyed it, but as the years passed and my experience and single malt collection expanded I tended to let my Oban 14 bottle gather dust, thinking that I would not enjoy it anymore, as I had liked it when I was inexperienced.
Then, recently, I tried it again and I was wowed. Rich, creamy, sweet but not overly so, and the rich saltiness of salt toffee. Wonderful, for neophytes and "experts" alike.
13th February 2012
This is simply brilliant. Oranges, sea salt and a touch of smoke. Very smooth, very drinkable, very tasty.
10th April 2012
Oban am converted
24th June 2012
Not for me - found it too rich and smoky with a harsh after-taste - an acquired taste not for the faint-hearted. Thanks to the sample bottles I've not wasted too much money on a bottle that would have found its way to the back of the cupboard.
5th October 2012
14th November 2012
I have bought a bottle of Oban 43% at the Auction but can't find it on here, it's not got any age in years i.e. like 12 or 10, can anyone tell me how old this might be or how much it would cost to buy? thanks yours freddy
17th December 2012
Just dabbling in single malts and found this incredible! A touch of citrus and a bit o smoke, which I understand to be peat. very "soft" and smooth and a fine subtile after taste. It has me very interetsed in a more variety of tasting. thank you Oban!!
18th December 2012
This is an exceedingly complex whisky. A very strong and intricate nose, with a medicinal palate and evident cereal notes. Plenty of peat to go around. I love the seaside taste of this one and I'm sure to keep a bottle around at all times. A unique and characteristic highland malt.
29th December 2012
One of my favourite malts & at a reasonable price. I have overpaid for this dram a few times but i never really regret it - such is it's quality. Highly peaty with dark, rich fruit notes; for those not wanting a malt as powerful and smoky as Talisker or as peaty as Laphroig/Ardberg/Port Charlotte this is a great compromise. The finish is long and deep with hints of smoke, spice and pepper; whilst baked-apple and rich honeyed mulled berries underlies the warmer, more colourful notes. A superb malt, highly recommended - & if this is to your taste why not go ahead and try the Talisker 10 yr old - a true beast.
31st December 2012
Has been my favorite for over 20 years now. Having branched out to Canada and Japan, I still cannot find it's equal
6th January 2013
I bought this because not only was it very highly rated, but I couldn't find two reviews that agreed with each other. I opened it a little while ago, and this blew my head off.
Nose: sweet toffee musket grapes samos desert wine rum brown sugar, golden Virginia tobacco, maraschino cherries toffee pudding pecan pie short bread shortcrust pastry, lemon meringue pie, rose, apricot jam, dark chocolate turkish delight, batternberg, chocolate trufles
taste: Cut hay, cherry pie, sweet tobacco, cashews, smokey rope, dry grass, bitter coffee, stewed tea, walnut whip, black treacle, marzipan, smoke, stewed plum, rubarb and custard, boiled sweets, christmas cake, icing, orange peel, orange bitters.
Believe the hype its amazing.
20th February 2013
A well balanced all-rounder. Will buy again.
9th May 2013
In un viaggio in moto in scozia, dopo cena ci siamo fatti un Scotch Whisky ogni giorno di diverese marche. Abbiamo tratto le conclusioni che oban 14 fosse il migliore Whisky di tutti quelli assaggiati. Delicato e piacevole nel sorseggio.
29th May 2013
Great tasting whisky !
31st May 2013
My introduction to single malt scotch almost thirty years ago was Glenmorangie and I knew I was introuble. I was attracked to it's vanella and slight cereaminess. Over the years I I have taisted countless scotches; too peaty, too salty, pow too much alcohol in the nose, .......But then I was in a bar, in Los Angeles of all places, when I asked the bar-keep what he drinks when he pours himself a drink. He pulled down the bottle of Oban, pours me a good measure drops a sinlgle ice cube in it and that was it, I found my home. A perfectly balanced single malt scotch; creamy, rich, with just enough smoke. It is a sublime drink.
2nd June 2013
fruit, light smoke, orange marmalade, mellow. Extra sweet and smooth with a drop of water. Great, but not much of a finish
22nd June 2013
This is the very first single malt i tried n i loved it..... its awesome.. especially for people who want it light... m a fan now....
12th July 2013
smooth and easily drinkable, would i buy another bottle? yes
15th August 2013
Agradable olor, sabor a mar, tierra humeda y maderas nobles.
18th August 2013
A very nice scotch....smooth, and full flavored, some smoke and some peat...as a huge fan of "the peat" this one is lighter than I would prefer but a very good one for those who are new to "peat and smoke". Should be in everyone's collection.
22nd August 2013
28th September 2013
a great single malt...for me is one of the best
10th October 2013
My absolute favorite scotch
25th October 2013
Was a big burboun guy for years,got turned on to scotch last year at Super Bowl party and have tried many since then and love the complex notes of scotch particularly this one. Looking forward to trying others.
27th October 2013
Great taste. Taste that stays in ur mouth for a while after drinking it.must have for whiskey lovers!!
5th November 2013
had a bottle of this bought for me, and I have to say it's the finest bottle of scotch I've ever tasted, will definitely be buying a refill!
19th November 2013
Kindly tell me when Oban is back in stock
Regards IAN HALL email@example.com
27th November 2013
Hi there! We're actually due a delivery before the end of this week, so do check back and you'll be able to get a bottle without a problem. --The Chaps at Master of Malt