Single malts from Oban Distillery, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Oban Distillery which sits at heart of town of same name on coast of West of Scotland.

Summary facts and information on Oban Distillery:

  • Ranks as one of Scotland’s oldest having been founded in 1793.
  • Since 18th century, Oban has grown from a fishing village to a medium-sized town with result that the Distillery is ‘hemmed in’ by other buildings and has no room for physical expansion.
  • Owned by international drinks conglomerate, Diageo.
  • Capacity is 870,000 litres p.a.and as such sits in the small/medium category of Scottish whisky distilleries.
  • Equipment consists of a seven ton stainless steel mash tun, four washbacks and one pair of stills.
  • Oban malt is dependent on long fermentations and hence there are only six mashes per week.
  • There is an excellent visitor centre and regular tours, although photography of the production process is not permitted.
  • Output is, typically, lightly peated. Core range consists of Little Bay, a 14-year-old, an 18-year-old and a Distiller’s Edition.

Tastings at Oban Distillery

Oban Distillery in heart of Oban

Diageo Group malts at Oban Distillery.

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