Oban 14

Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whisky very differently from me.

I want to say a huge thank you to Chris Allen who supplied me with this sample along with a few others. I’m very grateful to him for giving me the chance to try this fantastic dram!


Light gold.


Oak and smoke giving way to fruit – I got apples at first followed by raspberries. Then vanilla, cinnamon and lots of honey.

With water: Lots more emphasis on the honey and a touch of sea salt coming through.


Oak and smoke, followed by vanilla then the apple came through again adding a tartness to it. Then spice giving way eventually to sweet, creamy and slightly nutty.

With water: Floral notes – strong sense of Parma Violet sweets.


Spicy, nutty and smoky but after awhile a fruitiness took hold. Not apples this time – more tropical, pineapple perhaps?

With water: Vanilla coming through on the finish.



I really enjoyed this…. I mean really enjoyed this! After trying this I think I’ll make the Offerman Family Recipe a staple part of my diet from now on.


Honestly though this is well worth your time and although smoky I’d still say it’s a good bet for people who don’t enjoy smoky/peaty drams. You can currently get a 20cl bottle for £12.95 at The Whisky Exchange (bargain) if you don’t want to splash out a full £47 on a 70cl bottle.



Taken from The Classic Malts Website.


Olive gold.


Rich sweetness and fruits – oranges, lemons and pears, with sea-salt and peaty smokiness.


A full, rich, almost oily malt.


Mouth-filling late autumn fruits – dried figs and honey-sweet spices; followed by a smoky malty dryness.


Long, smooth-sweet finish with oak-wood, dryness and a grain of salt.

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