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 is open for visitors all year round, but opening hours vary from month to month, check website for times. Basic tour £7.50 - 14yo only plus very small cask sample; Exclusive Tour (£30) includes access to the warehouse and a vertical tasting in the Distillery Managers Office. All tours include whisky related gift (turns out to be a glass - not a Glencairn for a change) and £3 voucher off a purchase of 70cl bottle. Exclusive tour once a week (once a day in July and August - not done the tasting, but the stated whiskies - Oban, Oban DE, Cask Sample and 16yo Ben Rinnes seemed a bit light for £30); basic tours every half hour - check website for times.
The distillery also has a 1794 bar, where you can get small drams (15ml) of other Diageo whiskies for £2.50, or minuscule drams (10ml) of things like Talisker 30yo for £10.
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
Undiscovered Scotland, Wikipedia, WhiskyMerchants.co.uk SMWS (110)
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Oban Distillery is about half a mile north of the station and ferry port in the middle of the town.
The core range is 14yo and a Distillers Edition finished in Moscatel is also now available, both are bottled at 43%.
Independent bottles very rare.
LFW, RMW, TWE
Nevis Cycles 87 George Street, Oban 01631 566033
David Graham 13-15 Combie Street, Oban 01631 562069
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.