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Issue 118 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 118

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Oban

Oban
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
Clean and balanced.

Oban 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Classic, gentle and pleasing. A consensual malt. Good match with salmon and light seafood dishes.

Oban 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Harmonious as a water colour. A full display of soft flavours. A lovely springtime whisky to enjoy with red fruit.

Oban 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.90%
8 The nose is very distinguished and floaty. The palate is a bit too assertive because of the high strength. Requires oxygenation and water.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Oban Classic Malts Distillers Edition 1992
- Scotland - 43.00%
8 An appetizing dram like a dried fruit cake. Rich and malty. A drop of water will be enough to cheer it up. More knocks it down.

Oban Distillers Edition 1993 Montilla Fino
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
This works best for me. The distillery character has been retained,given a little tweak and the result is excellent.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Oban Distillers Edition, Montilla
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Demonstrably an evocative whisky. Salty and winey, but neither as overt as in the comparable Glenmorangie Fino.

Oban Limited Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.20%
7 Good presence and a sumptuous palate.

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Chart Position

Latest
31
Best
28
Average
39

Bottle Price

Average
£129
Highest
£850

Visit the WMI page for more information

Oban 12 Year Old Bot.1970s
The Whisky Exchange
£375.00
Oban 12 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£375.00
Oban 12 Years Old Diamond Decanter 12
Lions Whisky
£325.00
Oban 14 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£41.75
Oban 14 Year Old
The Drink Shop
£42.20
Oban 14 Year Old
Master of Malt
£37.55
Oban 14 Year Old
The Whisky Barrel
£50.76
Oban 14 Year Old 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.29
Oban 14 Year Old Montilla Fino Finish, Distilled 1997
The Drink Shop
£70.55
Oban 14 Year Old Small Bottle
The Whisky Exchange
£14.55
Oban 14yo 200 Years Anniversary 14
Lions Whisky
£90.00
Oban 14yo 70cl 14
Lions Whisky
£55.00
Oban 14yo 70cl 14
Lions Whisky
£55.00
Oban 14yo 75cl 14
Lions Whisky
£125.00
Oban 1961 20 Years Old Connoisseurs Choice 20 1961
Lions Whisky
£530.00
Oban 1962 20 Year Old Connoisseurs Choice
Whisky-Online.com
£695.00
Oban 1962 20 Year Old Connoisseurs Choice
The Whisky Exchange
£650.00
Oban 1962 20 Year Old Connoisseurs Choice
The Whisky Exchange
£650.00
Oban 1963 Moon Import The Costumes 1963
Lions Whisky
£645.00
Oban 1968 17 Years Old Connoisseurs Choice 16 1968
Lions Whisky
£545.00
Oban 1972 20yo Sestante 20 1972
Lions Whisky
£255.00
Oban 1980 Montilla Fino Finish Distillers Edition Old Bottling
Master of Malt
£180.00
Oban 1992 Double Matured 1992
Lions Whisky
£68.00
Oban 1993 Double Matured 1993
Lions Whisky
£63.00
Oban 1997 Distillers Edition
The Whisky Exchange
£64.95
Oban 1998 Montilla Fino Finish Distillers Edition
Master of Malt
£66.75
Oban 1998 Montilla Fino Finish Distillers Edition 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£5.72
Oban 2000 Manager's Choice 2000
Lions Whisky
£320.00
Oban Bicentenary 16 Year Old Sherry Cask
The Whisky Exchange
£699.00
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