Oban distillery was built before the town of the same name, producing a West Highland single malt whisky that falls between the dry, smoky style of the islands and the lighter, sweeter malts of the Highlands.
Founded in 1794, and owned by Diageo, Oban is primarily known for its 14 year old malt, which is marketed as part of Diageo's "Classic Malts" range.
Also available is a Distiller's Edition finished in a Montilla Fino sherry cask, an 18 year old and a rare 32 year old edition. More recently, Oban introduced a non age statement, called Oban Little Bay.
Gateway to the Isles
You can find Oban in the bustling seaside resort that has grown up around Oban distillery in the two centuries since it set up home in a fishing village. The West Highland single malt is still produced in the same unhurried, traditional fashion that was developed when the distillery opened in 1794.
Oban is a smoky, olive gold single malt whisky crafted at the frontier between the West Highlands and the Islands of Scotland. A combination of light smoke, medium richness and appetising spice. Our misty, maritime location with its abundance of heather and peat, is perfectly echoed in the malt whisky produced at our home, one of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland.
Take a peek at the ins and outs of our working distillery. From the close sea location to the complex whisky making process.
Oban 14 Year Old
Oban 18 Year Old
Oban Little Bay
Oban Distillers Edition
To find out more, join a distillery tour to experience the whisky, chat, learn and enjoy a dram of Oban with friends.
Oban Distillery Tours
Oban have a range of tours available. Discover the right one for you.
Oban Sensory & Flavour Finding Tour
An immersive experience to learn about the whisky making process and unique taste of Oban.
£10 per person
Oban Exclusive Distillery Tour
From a tour of the warehouse to a tasting in the manager's office.
£40 per person
Book Your Tour
Tel: 01631 572004
See epic ruined castles, listen to tales of old clan rivalries, and venture through brilliant mountain scenery on one of Rabbie's Tours of the Scottish Highlands & Islands including a 1 day tour to Oban, Glencoe, Highland Lochs & Castles.
Tel: 01631 572004