Oban is from the gaelic ob-an meaning little bay
Oban is open for visitors all year round, but opening hours vary from month to month, check website for times. Basic tour £10.00 - 14yo with food pairing plus a small cask sample; Exclusive Tour (£40) includes access to the warehouse and a vertical tasting in the Distillery Managers Office. All tours include whisky related gift and £5 voucher off a purchase of 70cl bottle. Check website for times - you can also book tours online.
malts.com has extra content for Friends of the Classic Malts - join on the website, and get a free tour when you visit the Distillery (and the other 11 Diageo distilleries open to the public)
Oban Distillery was established in 1794, in a small fishing village - the town then grew around it, which has inhibited its expansion. It was founded by two brothers John and Hugh Stevenson, who also had interests in slate mining
Malt Madness Undiscovered Scotland, Wikipedia, WhiskyMerchants.co.uk scotchwhisky.com
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Oban Distillery is about half a mile north of the station and ferry port in the middle of the town. Ferries to Kerrera, Lismore, Mull, Tiree, Coll, Barra, South Uist, Colonsay and weekly to Islay - check CalMac site for details.
Nearest station Oban (OBN) Live train times. Irregular train service to Glasgow.
The core range is 14yo and the annual Distillers Edition finished in Moscatel, both are bottled at 43%. An NAS Little Bay has recently been added to the range. The distillery website also advertises an 18yo - but it's not available in the UK.
Independent bottles very rare.
Photos on this page were taken by me. Click on photo to enlarge. Full size versions of all my photos of Oban Distillery are available on Flickr.