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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
      4.8
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      F. L.F. L.

      07:44 05 Jul 24
      A great tour by Andy. He answered all questions in detail and showed us the distillery. Unfortunately the Oban whiskey is not stored in Oban so you cannot see the storage. The individual steps leading up to alcohol are described on boards at each point of the tour. There were 3 samples during the tour. There is a 10% discount in the shop when you visit the tour. On the second floor there are toilets and a bar for further samples, which you have to pay for.

      Sean KingSean King

      18:59 04 Jul 24
      As always, very friendly staff and some of the best whisky in the world. What more can you say?

      Paul McLeanPaul McLean

      23:45 03 Jul 24
      I am not a whisky person, but I thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the Oban Distillery. Our guide Mike was fantastic: engaged with the visitors, exceptionally well-spoken, witty, and informative. Exemplary. I highly recommend this activity--especially if you have ancestors from the Western Isles! Book in advance so you don't miss out.

      Katie SommersKatie Sommers

      20:06 03 Jul 24
      This was a great tour! You really get to see the inner workings of the distillery (it's a clean and beautiful facility) and the guide is well-informed and can answer all your questions. You get to keep a neat souvenir tasting glass. The distillery produces almost no waste - it's green! I don't even like whisky and this tour was well worth the time. Recommend booking ahead of time.

      Cassandra JonesCassandra Jones

      09:05 03 Jul 24
      Go and have a tour with Duncan! He is a Whiskey Rockstar !!! Great experience and lots of fun!!

      Ludovic ToffoliLudovic Toffoli

      11:44 23 Jun 24
      During our visit to the distillery, the atmosphere was very pleasant, but our guide was quite redundant. He could really use a microphone because it was difficult to hear him clearly, and he didn't respond very well to questions asked.

      Gustavo ForeroGustavo Forero

      05:15 22 Jun 24
      In my opinion the best destiny for whiskey

      Danielle LevacDanielle Levac

      19:19 21 Jun 24
      Tour guide was very informative

      Liesl MacGregorLiesl MacGregor

      12:27 21 Jun 24
      Very informative tour with our guide Christine. Not only learned about Oban whiskey, but history of the distillery. Christine was very patient with all of the tour members, even those that tested our patience.

      priscilla ngothopriscilla ngotho

      09:32 21 Jun 24
      A distillery in the heart of the town. Easily walkable from most places in Oban. Very friendly and well informed staff. Calum is a star! And the whisky does not disappoint. The Oban 14yr is a classic and easy drinking, like the Little Bay. The distiller's edition is always intense and a pleasure. The current Oban 11yr hand filled is a delight!

      Rob NortonRob Norton

      14:03 14 Jun 24
      Lots of fun and interesting facts, plus a cool tasting glass for a souvenir!

      Ian BerryIan Berry

      14:56 13 Jun 24
      The distillery tour at Oban is well worth the time to both scotch connoisseurs and non-connoisseurs alike. Unlike other distilleries in Scotland, Oban’s building is rich in its historical uniqueness. The entire staff are a welcoming bunch (Talisker Distillery could take a few notes). We had Adam as our tour guide, who didn't hesitate to answer all of my nerdy questions about the distilling process. After the tour concluded Jim helped us out at the bar upstairs and gave us the no nonsense version of the entire selection of spirits offered. From the tour guide, to the staff at the gift shop, to our friend Jim upstairs at the bar, and everyone in between, this is the true and honest scotch distillery experience that I believe most tourists would highly appreciate.

      Billy McCaffertyBilly McCafferty

      14:55 13 Jun 24

      René HöpfnerRené Höpfner

      20:46 12 Jun 24

      Madeline ThorpeMadeline Thorpe

      19:46 12 Jun 24
      Touring the Oban Distillery was such a fun and educational experience! Sophie was a wonderful guide - fun, knowledgeable, and friendly! We especially appreciated learning about the history of the place and their current efforts to be a sustainable, carbon neutral business.

      rolf soumangrolf soumang

      16:15 03 Jun 24
      Very enjoyable tour. Got to taste a few samples of what is arguably the best whisky in the world.

      Vicky ToporekVicky Toporek

      23:20 02 Jun 24
      Kind employees. Wonderful selection of whiskey and merchandise. So very accommodating

      Jess EigJess Eig

      17:22 02 Jun 24
      Definitely worth a stop in, even for the bar and the shop. I didn't do the tour, really if you've done one you've done them all except for a few exceptions that I've seen, but I bet it's good.

      Kirrily PetersKirrily Peters

      16:24 01 Jun 24
      Informative and generous tour of the distillery. Provided three drama of their different whisky’s and a souvenir glass. Can take the samples of whisky away with you little bottles provided if you don’t want to drink it then and there. John was a very engaging tour guide.

      Megan GustMegan Gust

      12:58 01 Jun 24
      We had a great time. Our guide was very informative and shared a lot about the history. My husband enjoyed the 10% discount after our tasting. I am not a whisky drinker but we were able to take the drinks home in take away bottles to have for later.Thanks for a great tasting!

      lisa laportelisa laporte

      21:45 19 May 24
      Mr Campbell was a delight, very informative and helpful, drams were delectable and the group was just a blast to see. Thanks and hope to see you again soon!!

      Theresa AhernTheresa Ahern

      20:35 17 May 24
      This was a wonderful tour. Our guide, Mike (also one of the distillers), was knowledgeable, funny and welcoming. We learned about the history of Oban Whiskey and were walked through the whole process, from start to finish, enjoying three samples along the way. A nice touch was the tasting glass souvenir we received. Tour participants also get a 10% discount at the gift shop.

      Juliette GrisoniJuliette Grisoni

      11:41 16 May 24
      Our visit to Oban distillery was alright overall thanks to our enthusiastic guide Caitlin. However, I was taken aback by the limited information on the company's environmental practices and Caitlin's assertion about peat extraction having no environmental impact. It's best to refrain from commenting when unsure. Additionally, while the tasting experience was decent, offering samples of more exclusive whiskies could enhance it, especially for potential buyers. It was nice to take home the glasses. Also it would be appreciated if promised follow-up answers to questions were provided. Overall, an interesting visit with room for improvement.

      MikeMike

      16:37 14 May 24

      Stein RosseelStein Rosseel

      15:34 10 May 24
      As a whiskey lover you must have been there.

      Ellen SillarsEllen Sillars

      18:19 09 May 24
      Great tour!!!!

      Petr DlouhyPetr Dlouhy

      18:29 08 May 24

      Amira AAmira A

      17:31 08 May 24
      Very good place. The explanations of Leslie were clear and interesting. I loved everything. Thanks Leslie.

      Drew BeardDrew Beard

      17:16 06 May 24
      Had a wonderful tour here. Our guide, Tony, was informative and friendly and tasted our group on some fantastic single malts. Highly recommend!

      MarkusMarkus

      19:48 02 May 24

      Timo SchätzlerTimo Schätzler

      16:41 02 May 24
      The tour of the distillery is not only informative but also very entertaining! The guide was very personable and had a lot of fun leading the tour and tasting. We were able to try 3 varieties and even got a glass. Absolutely recommended, not just for whiskey drinkers!

      J CJ C

      05:16 02 May 24
      Great tour. Just long enough and not rushed to get through it. Super friendly staff and a very pleasant experience overall!

      tal busnachtal busnach

      17:25 01 May 24
      The tour was interesting and the whiskey was good.

      Michael O'ConnorMichael O'Connor

      08:21 01 May 24
      Fantastic tour. You go through the real distillery and see the actual production of the whiskey. Our tour guide was very informative and answered all our questions. Highly recommend.

      Matthew RaileMatthew Raile

      08:14 20 Apr 24
      Started with a hike to Gaylen Castle… ended with a tour of Oban distillery. What a great day in Oban!! It was an It was an amazing tour of an authentic distillery! Our tour guide Mike was knowledgeable, kind, and fun. Add this to your route in your Scotland travels!

      francois glaisnerfrancois glaisner

      13:00 19 Apr 24

      Jeff FergusonJeff Ferguson

      12:49 19 Apr 24
      Had such a fun tour at the Oban distillery—a rare combination of welcoming and knowledgable people, who clearly love what they get to make but are eager to share it with even a person who knows nothing about scotch or whisky. Jim gave us a very entertaining tour, and we would highly recommend visiting for one if you're even remotely in the Oban area.

      Guido AlblasGuido Alblas

      09:11 17 Apr 24

      Tony CheyneTony Cheyne

      08:09 14 Apr 24
      Excellent experience, all the staff nice and friendly, the entire group had a few laughs while on the tour, 3 samples also given, which can be put in a little bottle and taken away, and you also get a Oban whisky glass, great tour well worth the money

      Marijn GeertsMarijn Geerts

      15:13 03 Apr 24

      Renata HankoRenata Hanko

      17:06 02 Apr 24
      Just went in for a bit of nosy, lovely distillery.

      Tom CrathorneTom Crathorne

      11:39 02 Apr 24
      Brilliant distillery tour by Adam who was lively, friendly and very knowledgeable, happily answering any questions with lots of information. Delicious whisky in a wonderful setting!

      Kelsey RKelsey R

      21:01 01 Apr 24
      Went on a great tour. Guide John was funny and knowledgeable (and three drams helped make it a great time). I went from thinking I wasn’t much of a whisky fan to now appreciating it — and bought some to take home. The 10% discount for tour takers helps. I liked that we got to keep our drams as souvenirs, too.

      Joy LeeJoy Lee

      09:40 01 Apr 24

      Kyle HartmanKyle Hartman

      14:21 25 Mar 24

      Coco SolCoco Sol

      23:45 23 Mar 24
      we had a great time on the tour and are very happy with our whisky purchases we got after the tour! learned a lot about distilling and the workings of a distillery and how a few ingredients with time make such delicious whisky. the tour guide Mike was a joy to listen to as well.

      Anne KeatsAnne Keats

      17:29 21 Mar 24

      Jonathan SeekingsJonathan Seekings

      17:28 18 Mar 24
      Wonderful, visit. Great Friendly and knowledgeable staff, a worthwhile visit when in Oban

      Lorenzo ScardellettiLorenzo Scardelletti

      20:40 16 Mar 24

      David EdwardsDavid Edwards

      18:35 15 Mar 24

      Alastair CraigAlastair Craig

      20:41 13 Mar 24
      Easy booking system and the actual tour was fantastic. Julianna was a great guide and clearly knows her whisky and, more importantly, how to deliver the subject in an interesting way.

      Scotty BonzoScotty Bonzo

      18:43 11 Mar 24
      Great tour and friendly and knowledgeable guide. Whisky want too bad either!!

      Ghost RiderGhost Rider

      10:08 10 Mar 24
      Firstly ... Happy mothers day to Joyce! That's Ian's mum and he was our guide for the tour. He was very knowledgeable and amusing... a real likeable chap. The tour is interesting and informative and we both enjoyed our short visit. 3 included drams and a free glass make the tour good value and 10% off in the shop afterwards. Thanks to the team there for a great afternoon.

      Tobias STobias S

      16:11 09 Mar 24
      Great tour and explanations by Adam.Loved the anecdotes about the distillery, not just the process.Great option to fill the whisky into small bottles for takeaway to allow drivers to also join the tour+tasting.

      Patrick McLaughlinPatrick McLaughlin

      19:34 05 Mar 24
      Superb tour of a great whisky distiller. Great whisky, great sustainability efforts and great people.

      Michel PaquienMichel Paquien

      10:27 01 Mar 24
      A very informative visit for whiskey lovers or newbies passing through Oban. I highly recommend.

      ion nicolaeion nicolae

      18:06 25 Feb 24

      David BakerDavid Baker

      17:08 23 Feb 24
      The whiskey here is incredible and the staff are so so kind. I didn’t make it in time for a tour but when I’m back In Scotland I’m making my way to Oban

      Tsz Yuen HoTsz Yuen Ho

      13:44 18 Feb 24
      Excellent guided tour! Little distillery makes great whiskey. Worthy to be visited

      John BoogaardJohn Boogaard

      17:44 17 Feb 24
      Very fun and informative tour by an incredibly enthusiastic guide! Highly recommended

      Virginia JordanVirginia Jordan

      15:43 17 Feb 24

      Canny Comps LtdCanny Comps Ltd

      11:12 12 Feb 24
      Loved our visit here yesterday thank you easy 5 starts from all of us at Canny Comps

      Kris HawkKris Hawk

      16:34 03 Feb 24
      Great tour with good information and a wonderful guide. Mike was witty, knowledgeable and passionate. A perfect emissary for the brand.

      Hana AriksonHana Arikson

      05:52 31 Jan 24
      My husband and I honeymooned in Scotland and this tour was such a fantastic experience! Our tour guide was absolutely incredible (Thank you Mike!) and his knowledge and wit really made this tour shine.

      Nick BrooksNick Brooks

      00:15 28 Jan 24
      Just popped in while driving through Oban and was greeted with a great welcome. Was offered tastings of all the Diageo brands with no charge expected. Beautiful place right in the heart of Oban 🥃

      Sinead SmythSinead Smyth

      22:04 26 Jan 24
      One of the best distillery tours I’ve ever been on, each stage of the process is described and you can see them up close. There is tastings throughout the tour, if you are not drinking they give you a little glass bottle which you can bring with you. The tour guide had wonderful personal stories about the town and the buildings. Loved every minute, highly recommend

      Dan MaroniDan Maroni

      17:36 26 Jan 24
      In centre of town, limited street parking available, small distillery with very friendly and passionate staff. 3 drams to try, a wealth of information on the process in a working distillery with a great gift shop & bar at the end. Fantastic experience well worth the money! Thanks Mike 🙂

      Laura NicholsonLaura Nicholson

      15:35 25 Jan 24
      Had our tour by Yuliana. She was knowledgeable and very friendly. Lovely guide. Went for a birthday treat and really enjoyed it. Would definitely recommend.

      Mista KinchaMista Kincha

      22:42 19 Jan 24
      Did the Obin Distillery Tour on a rainy day. Ian was an EXCELLENT tour guide! This is a must stop place and a big recommendation for those who like, in Ian’s words, “a wee dram” of whiskey.

      Julie CrannellJulie Crannell

      17:08 19 Jan 24
      Our guide Ian was very informative and answered all questions we had. Very good tour! And tasty scotch 😁Sláinte!

      Tom STom S

      14:16 12 Jan 24
      We booked the Oban Distillery tour and it was very informative and entertaining. Our tour guide, I think was called Alan - I think he said he was fairly new to the job. But regardless he was brilliant at taking us through the place and describing the various stages and processes that create one of the world's best whiskeys. We got several drams along the way and they even give you a free glass with the Oban brand etched onto it. I wish my father-in-law was alive to have also gone as it was among his favorite go-to scotch's.

      Aaron BornflethAaron Bornfleth

      20:20 05 Jan 24
      You get the feeling that you’re being treated like friends as you tour the place. The tour guide did the talk-very-fast-because-he’s-done-this-tour-a-million-times-this-week but you could tell he really cared about what he was talking about and did feel passionately about the distillery. Great whiskey, what’s not to like?

      Anna CiociolaAnna Ciociola

      16:26 05 Jan 24
      Great tour (thanks Adam)! Highly recommend.

      Akash SAkash S

      14:17 04 Jan 24
      Would highly recomment the whisky tasting tour. Not only fantastic value for money on some tasty drams, but also a fine talk and chat with the tour guide (in my case, Jim). The tour was relaxed and friendly (good for solo travellers) and enjoyable for anyone interested in whisky. The bar area is also charming, as is the shop area below.

      Joan C GidenJoan C Giden

      17:17 31 Dec 23

      Pierre CoquiartPierre Coquiart

      13:05 31 Dec 23

      Rick van der WurffRick van der Wurff

      23:20 30 Dec 23
      Nice place to visit both the giftshop (open to all) and to do a 1-hour guided whisky tour (check to prebook). With the tour you will see the production process and enjoy 3 drams of their whisky and an empty dram to take home as a souvenir. Very considerate: They handout small bottles if you choose to conserve for instance if you’re driving. GBP 22 for adult, GBP 6 for child (over 8). Guide does a very good job in telling the story.

      Corinne CooperCorinne Cooper

      16:15 29 Dec 23
      We had a great tour of Oban distillery, really reasonably priced £22 per person for a 1 hour tour and 3 tasters of whiskey (which you could take away if you wanted) you also got a lovely whiskey taster shot glass for free which was a bonus. Our tour guide Ulyana was fantastic, funny, and informative. We ended up buying a couple of bottles of whiskey, one of which was a rare one that you pour, sign and label your own bottle and we got a free taste of that before we bought it too. Overall highly recommend this tour.

      ludmilaludmila

      12:24 28 Dec 23
      Very nice guide (thanks Ullianna)We were able to taste 3 different scotches and we had a free glass at the end of the tastingNot to be missed in Oban

      Josh DennisonJosh Dennison

      14:28 20 Dec 23

      Ross JohnstonRoss Johnston

      20:00 18 Dec 23

      David McKenzieDavid McKenzie

      16:45 18 Dec 23
      Ahh, a visit to one of the leading Temples of the Nectar of the Gods !! A quasi- religious experience. Take it in, and take home a bottle so that ought at the Distillery ..."

      Simon BegotSimon Begot

      03:09 12 Dec 23

      Marija NedjalkovaMarija Nedjalkova

      17:48 11 Dec 23
      Thoroughly enjoyed our tour.(We were there in the end of November).I have been on distillery tours before, and this one definitely measures up! Uliana, our tour guide was engaging, and knowledgeable, and funny, and it made the tour very memorable. You also get three drams and a glass to take home with you, which makes the tour really worth it!

      Sonja BonnessSonja Bonness

      17:54 10 Dec 23
      We had a lovely afternoon with a tour and tasting and got even some discount on the purchased whisky. Yuliana was a very charming, knowledgeable and thoughtful guide. Thank you so much!!!

      liz simmonsliz simmons

      16:45 08 Dec 23
      Loved this tour! Not a whisky drinker so the tour was very informative. Tour guide Jim is great at his job!!

      Doc HicsDoc Hics

      00:13 05 Dec 23
      Best place to vist you must go

      Jessica TideyJessica Tidey

      18:43 01 Dec 23
      We had the most wonderful experience at the Oban Distillery today! I booked the tour as a surprise for my husband and the distillery team made us feel so well looked after, especially Adam! He is such a credit to the distillery and his knowledge, confidence, and passion about the history of the company and their product is absolutely outstanding! I entered this tour as someone who has never liked whisky, and I left with a new found love for it that I NEVER thought I would have! We would absolutely recommend visiting this wonderful distillery to everyone visiting the are!

      Florin UngureanuFlorin Ungureanu

      13:22 28 Nov 23
      Loved the tour. Very interesting. An hour well spent for sure, learning also a bit of local history and about the whisky industry. Loved the fact that you get to sample some of the whisky plus we got to keep a round of glasses which was really nice. If you cannot drink there you can take the samples away with you so won't be missing anything. Adam was really pleasant and funny. Thanks so much. P.S. if you do the tour you get a discount if you wanna buy a nice whisky afterwards, so well worth it.

      Florian ReiningFlorian Reining

      12:20 28 Nov 23
      Good tour including samples of the distillery exclusive, the Oban 14y and the Oban Little Bay Whisky

      Stephen LawrieStephen Lawrie

      07:20 27 Nov 23

      Francois BlFrancois Bl

      20:48 23 Nov 23
      An absolute pleasure to visit this distillery, and to listen to the king of this marvellous place, even if you can’t understand a word . Scotland is a great place to live, Oban is a great place to visit , whisky is a great choice to drink

      Mimi JsMimi Js

      22:35 22 Nov 23
      Loved the Oban Distillery tour. Juliana was informative and personable as she guided us through the history and processes that make Oban Oban, or as we learned it's pronounced, "Oh-bin". As long time fans of Oban 14 it was a treat to taste a variety of Oban whiskies. The wee dram glass made for a fun souvenir.

      Roberta ClarkRoberta Clark

      18:42 21 Nov 23
      Visited last week(Wednesday at 3.30pm) for tour, given by the beautiful (may have name wrong) Ojulia . The tour guide was very funny, kind, and very informative. Gave a wonderful tour. Learnt a lot about Oban whisky and how it is made.Was a tasting tour and had 3 samples along the tour, all very nice!!Would recommend and will visit again!!

      Kayla U.Kayla U.

      17:00 20 Nov 23
      I signed up for a tour and couldn’t make it super last minute, but they worked with me to still grab their samples before I left! Amazing customer service and even better whiskey!

      Wes BarkerWes Barker

      21:17 16 Nov 23
      Fantastic tour. Informative and a lot of fun. Mike and the entire team we encountered were great. Well worth our time and loved by the entire group, even the non scotch drinkers.

      Luc MichaudLuc Michaud

      17:07 14 Nov 23
      Informative and touching visit of sincerity and passion. What's more, this whiskey is smooth, not peaty and can be drunk without being harsh like most Single Malts.

      Ben MarrableBen Marrable

      17:47 13 Nov 23
      Tour was very informative and engaging. Mark was very passionate and knowledgeable about the industry and the distillery. Would highly recommend a tour if in the region

      Dale CooperDale Cooper

      13:32 13 Nov 23

      Graham BernsteinGraham Bernstein

      17:36 12 Nov 23

      John OsbourneJohn Osbourne

      15:46 03 Nov 23
      Recently visited and it was a good experience, we where shown around as a group,our guide was very informative, and was able to answer any questions then we where treated to a few free samples. I would recommend it to.everyone Limited disabled access .allow plenty of time for your visit.

      Steven ClaesSteven Claes

      15:06 02 Nov 23

      B RitchieB Ritchie

      16:37 31 Oct 23
      Nice place to visit for your favourite whisky or gift. Unfortunately the bar was closed for staff training, so will have to try another day to sample. Slàinte Mhath

      Laura BakerLaura Baker

      16:57 23 Oct 23
      Great shop with very friendly & knowledgeable staff. Wishing we had time to do one of the tours. We instead opted to purchase a few bottles to have our own whisky tasting later. Would highly recommend.

      Paul StronerPaul Stroner

      15:41 23 Oct 23

      Carmen cardona armasCarmen cardona armas

      15:53 22 Oct 23
      Alenei helped us since she speaks Spanish. The visit was beautiful with her, she is very professional and explained everything to us wonderfully.

      Jason WallaceJason Wallace

      13:39 21 Oct 23
      Taste Scotland in a bottle. Go for the tasting flight, of course I prefer to just take the ones made locally.Friendly staff, very helpful, worth the visit.

      David MosleyDavid Mosley

      19:19 19 Oct 23
      Great way to spend an hour .👍😋

      Federica BoccadoroFederica Boccadoro

      18:27 19 Oct 23
      Very interestingBeautiful bottlesGood whiskey

      craig patrickcraig patrick

      16:05 19 Oct 23
      Enjoyable experience. Working distillery located in the centre of Oban. Tour taken by Christine who was very knowledgeable and friendly. Loved the drams which were of a quality product. Had 3 of these during the tour. Glass given as part of the Whisky tour. Discount available in store included afterwards. Mixed crowd with many tourists, ours included those from Japan, Canada and America.

      José ManuelJosé Manuel

      09:19 19 Oct 23
      A must see, if you go to Scotland.Oban is a small town, but you can taste one of the best single malt whiskeys, as well as good seafood.

      Rasika TataRasika Tata

      15:16 09 Oct 23
      Loved it. Very friendly helpful staff. Excellent tour. Beautiful distillery.

      Peter McClintockPeter McClintock

      08:01 09 Oct 23
      Really fun and informative tour!

      FFFF

      17:44 07 Oct 23
      Both the tasting session (Gus) and the distillery tour (Eve) guides were excellent and we had a wonderful experience at the distillery!

      Michael SiebererMichael Sieberer

      11:33 07 Oct 23
      Our guide, Christine, at Oban was wonderful. Friendly, informed and happy to answer any and all questions, she made our tour of the distillery a great experience for our entire group. We recommend anyone who is intetested in whisky to visit the Oban distillery and take the tour. Great whisky selection at their shop too! Cheers from 13 Austrians (Highland Miller Clan), thumbs up!!

      HeatherHeather

      10:34 07 Oct 23
      Beautiful distillery in Oban. Many whisky to taste for fair pricing.

      Rick GowanRick Gowan

      04:27 29 Sep 23
      Being a whiskey drinker I am of course up for a tour. The selection of products was good especially as it included product you can’t get in other countries.

      Dirk SterlepperDirk Sterlepper

      22:01 28 Sep 23
      Small but fine distillery. Definitely worth a visit! Well done leadership.

      Karen HenriksenKaren Henriksen

      21:56 28 Sep 23
      This tour was more fun than expected. Our guide, Ian, was a hoot. He had the right combination of fun and knowledge. He made it very entertaining as we learned about how Oban Distillery produces their fine Scotch Whiskies.Highly recommend taking a tour!

      Daniela AlbarracinDaniela Albarracin

      19:37 28 Sep 23

      Jessica SizerJessica Sizer

      03:46 28 Sep 23
      Our guide was fabulous and you got a true 'behind the scenes' view of the distillery. Plus some fabulous tastings!

      Rocky MillerRocky Miller

      18:56 24 Sep 23
      Outstanding tour with Mike!! Obviously a great product combining to be an excellent experience.

      juliejulie

      08:58 24 Sep 23
      We toured the Oban Distillery and had a wonderful time! Our tour guide, Iain, was very knowledgeable and entertaining. 10/10 recommend

      Trish WeaverTrish Weaver

      17:53 23 Sep 23
      Small batch high quality whiskey. The tour was fascinating and informative. Ian is an outstanding guide.

      Chris SavageChris Savage

      12:10 22 Sep 23
      Absolutely fantastic tour of the Distillery, Ian our tour guide was wonderful and made the experience even better. Thanks for the wee drams Slàinte mhath

      Kirkwood GoodKirkwood Good

      10:59 21 Sep 23
      Great tour. Ian was a knowlegeable and fun guide. Plus there is a flight of tastings involved!

      James TurnerJames Turner

      15:03 16 Sep 23
      A fun afternoon out with friends.

      Barbara BaugnonBarbara Baugnon

      11:19 16 Sep 23
      I highly recommend taking the tour of the Oban distillery. It was fun and informative. We stayed overnight in Oban on a whim and it was the absolute best. Love this town.

      Timothy LynchTimothy Lynch

      08:12 16 Sep 23
      The distillery tour at Oban Distillery is definitely a worth-while stop for anybody visiting or traveling through Oban. Our guide, Duncan, was knowledgeable, funny, and a warm host to our diverse group. The history of the distillery is fascinating, and of course, the whisky is amazing. 10 out of 10 would recommend.

      Jochen HainJochen Hain

      07:59 16 Sep 23
      It looks nice and is located in the middle of the city, but you can only taste whiskey with a guided tour.

      Korbi MaierKorbi Maier

      07:12 16 Sep 23
      Great tour for a very low price in comparison!We were allowed to try three different whiskeys.Our guide Elsa was very friendly.

      Dan LachaczDan Lachacz

      15:03 09 Sep 23
      Best whisky made. Great tour with Ian !

      Szabolcs NyiriSzabolcs Nyiri

      11:52 09 Sep 23

      Urmil ChalishazarUrmil Chalishazar

      16:16 07 Sep 23
      Amazing experience. Very traditional and worth a visit. Extremely accommodating team. I will highly recommend the visit.

      Peter WiesingerPeter Wiesinger

      15:17 07 Sep 23
      3 nice tastings and very informative.

      Marcin WierzbickiMarcin Wierzbicki

      16:21 06 Sep 23

      Sam WilkinsonSam Wilkinson

      09:05 01 Sep 23
      Thoroughly enjoyed the visit to Oban distillery. Our guide, Mike, was a phenomenal guy - extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the distillery and whisky as a whole. He was really engaging and friendly and made sure to include everyone in the group.Even if you're not a whisky drinker I recommend a visit (you might even leave the tour converted)!

      Pat McMinnPat McMinn

      14:42 31 Aug 23
      I only have walked past the distillery I'm afraid. It is very busy and the shop is always busy as well

      Linda BeggLinda Begg

      22:15 30 Aug 23
      Great experience with a very personable and hugely knowledgeable guide , John.Questions answered and whisky appreciated ! Highly recommended !!

      Dennis McBrydeDennis McBryde

      19:23 30 Aug 23

      Kumkum NadigKumkum Nadig

      20:52 29 Aug 23
      The visitor centre is a buzzing place and has an ambience of a bar, which was not the case with Dalwhinnie and Talisker distilleries visitor centres.

      BROON BREEDBROON BREED

      14:52 17 Aug 23
      I've been to a few distilleries now and this was slightly different for several reasons.The distillery itself is smack bang in the centre of Oban town centre, as opposed to Speyside distilleries which are out in the countryside. So it is nice and convenient if you are in the area.We were offered 3 drams of whisky staged throughout the 1 hour long tour, and given a small glencairn glass which we were provided a box for . The tour guide was well informed and polite, they were running late and this appeared outside of their control, due to short staffing. The Oban 14 year old whisky which is the most well known in the UK at least, is really special and the shop is well stocked, prices are very competitive.

      fawzia ahmedalifawzia ahmedali

      19:44 06 Aug 23
      Wonderful tour of the distillery with many free samples! Our guide, Marco was very knowledgeable and quite funny. I have a renewed appreciation of what it takes to produce yummy whisky. Highly recommend.

      Gavin TaylorGavin Taylor

      14:47 06 Aug 23
      Great tour. Gavin was clear, informative and efficient. We learned how whisky is made and how the different flavours are achieved. We sampled three whiskies at three stages of the tour and those driving could save theirs in small bottles. The hour flew by.

      Aaron KingAaron King

      13:56 30 Jul 23
      Absolutely worth the price of admission. The drinks you're given on the tour alone would be worth the cost! I was fortunate to get a spot an hour in advance since someone cancelled, so you'll definitely want to book in advance. Such a no-brainer if you're in Oban.

      Delaney MillerDelaney Miller

      20:37 11 Jul 23
      We stayed in Oban 4 nights during our honeymoon and decided last minute to do the whiskey tour here, and I'm so glad we did! It was really fun, educational, and helped me appreciate what makes Scotch so unique! We were able to taste a variety of Oban's single malts on the tour and honestly Oban remains my favorite whiskey even after two weeks across Scotland. A really special, small distillery filled with folks who love what they do.

      ManaKasterManaKaster

      07:53 07 Jul 23
      We did the distillery tour and had such a good time! I can't remember the name of the gentleman that guided the tour, but he was very friendly and knowledgeable and passionate. The tour was very Informative and we got to taste 3 delicious whiskeys.

      Christine ChenChristine Chen

      14:14 23 Jun 23
      we purchased a tour in advance and had a great time with our guide Mike! Mike was so lovely and explained the process of making whisky very well. Stopping in oban was definitely a treat and I highly recommend it! We were even gifted whisky glasses at the end

      Linda McKenzieLinda McKenzie

      09:06 10 Jun 23
      We had a brilliant tour of the distillery in the very capable hands of Mike. His passion for the brand and expertise are very evident. He made the tour for us. He is humble and so knowledgable. The distillery is unique and so interesting, a tale told so well by Mike. We loved it.

      Franklin LauFranklin Lau

      19:11 29 May 23
      One of the best distillery tour experiences I have ever had. Mark, our guide, was knowledgeable and at the same time funny, so that people without much knowledge about whisky - us - could pick up something from the tour. The distillery itself is small but the product they made is one of the best in Scotland. I appreciate how they run the business while working out to be carbon neutral.

      Lawren LawrenLawren Lawren

      06:59 09 May 23
      We truly enjoyed our visit. Our guide Mark was nice and amusing. He enlightened us on the production procedures and excise collection (I did not know that the King owns all the whisky before it is taxed!). Three drums and a wee gift were a nice surprise.

      Craig HendersonCraig Henderson

      06:51 22 Apr 23
      The Oban Distillery tour was fascinating, enjoyable and informative. Our guide, Jim, was funny, helpful and appropriately Scottish. He made the entire tour great fun for our entire group. The craftsmanship and environmental steps taken by Oban were impressive.

      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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