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Founded in 1794 by the Stevenson family, Oban distillery sits at the heart of the town and is one of distinctive places to visit in this part of West Scotland.

It is also one of Scotland's smallest distilleries, with a footprint of just over an acre and a team of 14 distillers who carefully craft this exquisite single malt.

A tour of the distillery includes an insight into how our whisky is made and what gives it that ever-so distinctive taste and a guided tasting session to help you identify the subtle notes that go into each of our malts.


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It is recommended that you back ahead to ensure that you get a space on one of our guided tours.  Full details on tour timings are available on our website.

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    • Monty's Guide
      December 4, 2022 at 11:14 am
      Oban Distillery
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      Laurens BoertjeLaurens Boertje

      10:54 12 Mar 23
      Had a great tasting experience with host Tony. The distillery is a bit small, but that's part of the dna. Overall charming, welcoming, great Scottish accents spoken and interesting limited edition bottles on offer in the shop.Definitely worth a day trip from Glasgow by train.

      Conor Hennessy SykesConor Hennessy Sykes

      18:46 11 Oct 22
      A fantastic tour which is extremely good value for money compared with other distillery tours I have been on in the past. The tour guide puts so much enthusiasm and humour into what is a very informative tour.The distillery is one of the strangest placed I have seen, right in the centre of the town but there is still plenty of work going on here that is worth seeing, espy if you’re a fan of the stuff yourself but even if you’re not.

      Predrag VeljkovicPredrag Veljkovic

      08:36 19 Sep 22
      Oban 14 is one of my favourite whiskies and visit to this distillery was an incredible experience. In the heart of the city, less than 200m from the coast, Oban distillery is the icon of this magical place of 20.000 people. Tour is not expensive and it is definitely worth it, staff is very knowledgeable and friendly and you get to have a tour through the centuries.Also you get to try many whiskies around the distilery or in a bar, which you can't easily find everywhere.Amazing place, amazing distilery, amazing people and definitely an amazing scotch!!!

      Steve BennettSteve Bennett

      11:30 17 Sep 22
      The Oban Distillery is fascinating to visit. The distillery tour led by Cathie is incredible. Her knowledge of Oban’s history and Whisky making process and her stories are great to listen to. A very interesting tour and tastings of some exclusive whiskies is all part of the package.

      Noah ChillingworthNoah Chillingworth

      20:32 21 Jul 22
      We visited the distillery and went on the tour. Well worth the money, very informative with lots of opportunities to try whisky on the way around the Distillery. Our tour guide Jim was funny and definitely made the tour even more enjoyable. We were also given a free glass at the end.

      T. MT. M

      13:05 28 May 22
      Second visit to the distillery, last one in 2016 ish. Mike was such an incredible guide… so informative but also funny and interactive. It was an excellent tour & I learnt lots. Good whisky too!


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