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Pope Francis Jokes Oban Whisky 'Is The Real Holy Water'

His Holiness receiving his gift of Oban 14 whisky. Image: Daily Record

There has been a lot of media coverage of Pope Francis jokingly declaring Oban Scotch whisky to be ‘the real holy water' at a reception in the Vatican this week.

It is important to note that it was said as light-hearted response to the Scottish student priests who offered him a bottle as a gift at a reception in the Vatican.

However, us Obanites and Scots are delighted that our wonderful bottle of Oban 14 has received a glowing endorsement from His Holiness.

To enjoy the real thing, please explore our range of Whisky Tastings here in Oban.

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