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Oban 14yo

(43%, OB, 2011*)
Average Score: 79
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameOban
Alcohol By Volume43%
Average Score79

Maniac Ratings
Johannes van den Heuvel76
Robert Karlsson79
Konstantin Grigoriadis68
Ho-cheng Yao84
Krishna Nukala82
Pit Krause83
Rich Howard78
Oliver Klimek72
Ralf Mitchell87

Retired Maniac Ratings
Keith Wood85

Tasting Notes
Robert KarlssonDrier a bit youngish (?) maltiness. Spicy vanilla. Hints of peat? Classic malty sweetness. Drier vanilla. Uncomplicated.
Rich Howardthe nose starts immediately on quite some walnuts, maybe some fresh mushrooms, a little fresh dirt, apple skins, then some wood polish, with powdered sugar lurking in the background. the palate is also fairly strong on nuts and mushrooms, cilantro, a little fresh apple sweetness. a drop of water accents the wood polish and oak on the nose, and the walnuts, mushrooms and wood on the palate, almost no fruit or powdered sugar left. summary: a very earthy dram, not shy on the wood polish and wood. [tasted blind for the 2011 Awards]