Oban 14 Review

This is the entry level expression from Oban’s core range. It’s bottled at 43% ABV.

Nose: Toffee and butterscotch lead off with some grape juice on the backend. Acidic and malty with some slightly rancid butter.

Palate: Very bland – where did those toffee and butterscotch notes go that were so prominent on the nose? Distant fruits, faint barley, and very subtle oak.

Finish: Dry malt and oak – fades rapidly.

Rating: 74/100 – A somewhat promising nose followed by a let down of palate/finish. Tastes like it was watered down to 20%.

Value for the money: These retail for close to $60 and it’s an easy pass at that (or any) price for me.

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