Oban Distillery, Oban

Oban Distillery, Oban, Scotland

This afternoon, my focus is on Oban Distillery which is located on  the west coast of Scotland and is part of the Diageo international drinks group.

This distillery was founded back in 1794 by one Hugh Stevenson. Key features:

  • One of the smallest distilleries in the Highlands.
  • Uses solitary pair of stills.
  • Elevated to status of ‘classic malt’ in 1990.
  • Distillation entails use of unique rectangular double worm-tub condensers.
  • Maturation in ex-bourbon casks.
  • The malt is lightly peated, smokey and with a hint of spice, a half way house between a Highland malt and an Islay malt.
  • Main product is the 14 year-old (43pct) as per image below. There is also a 1980 Distillers Edition (43pct).
 Oban Single Malt Scotch Whisky

14 Year Old Oban Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Oban Distillery is popular with visitors to the town of Oban and is easily accessible from the town centre.

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