Venerable old distillery built in 1794 and rebuilt in 1883. Guided tours available.

Address  :OBAN, PA34 5NH

Telephone'  :01631 572004

Fax  :01631 572011

Owning Company  :United Distillers

Production Status  :Operational

Established  :c1794

Source  :Loch Gleann a'Bhearraidh

Age when bottled  :14 yrs

Strength  :43%

Visitors per annum  :35000

Nose  :Fresh hint of peat

Taste  :Firm, malty flavour finishing very smoothly. Quite silky

Comments  :One of United Distillers' Classic Malt range. An excellent any time dram.

In the holiday town of Oban, the distillery was established in 1794 by the Stevenson family, who were also involved in the development of the town. It was rebuilt in 1883 by Walter Higgin, and is now part of United Distillers and Vintners. The water comes from Loch Gleann A' Bhearraidh, and the malt produced here is mildy peated in flavour with a hint of the sea. There are guided tours of the distillery and in the visitor centre there is an exhibition and audio-visual programme, which charts the history of Oban. The admission charge is redeemable towards the purchase of a 70cl bottle of malt whisky in the well-stocked shop. Children under eight years of age are welcome but are not permitted to tour the distillery.

Directions  :Off A816 or A85, Stafford Street, Oban, Argyll.

Rating  :***

Opening Hours  :Open all year, Mon-Fri 9.30-17.00; Jul-Sep, Mon-Fri 9.30-20.30; open Sat Easter-Oct 9.30-17.00; last tour leaves one hour before closing; Dec-Feb restricted hours; closed Christmas and New year period; booking advisable in winter months or when travelling any distance. Groups by appt only.

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Open all year, Mon-Fri 9.30-17.00; Jul-Sep, Mon-Fri 9.30-20.30; open Sat Easter-Oct 9.30-17.00; last tour leaves one hour before closing; Dec-Feb restricted hours; closed Christmas and New year period; booking advisable in winter months or when travelling any distance. Groups by appt only.

01631 572004
Stafford Street
OBAN,

Travel Directions to Oban Whisky Distillery

Off A816 or A85, Stafford Street, Oban, Argyll.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013