Unusual for many distilleries, Oban distillery sits right in the heart of Oban town itself. This makes it a prime spot for tourists and whisky enthusiasts to enjoy guided tours and unparalleled access to the facility. The distillery produces Oban 14-year-old West Highland Malt whisky, which forms one of Diageo’s range of ‘Classic Malts’.
One of Scotland’s oldest, smallest and most isolated distilleries, Oban whisky have been in operation for over two centuries now, first distilling from the western edge of the Scottish mainland way back in 1794. In all this time, their home has never expanded or moved location, instead preferring to stay true to their roots and tradition, a factor which rings true in the flavour of the whisky produced.
So, what of Oban whiskies? You’ll find that an Oban single malt typically embodies the spirit of its coastal home; take a sip and you’ll uncover smokey, brine-like notes that give a nod to maritime heritage. Delve deeper, however, and you’ll discover a character of fresh apple and spicy nutmeg that cuts through the saltier overtones. Here at The Whisky World, you’ll find a fantastic selection of Oban Scotch whisky from which to choose, from sprightly distillers editions to aged special releases.