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Oban Distillery

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Address: Oban Distillery Stafford Street, Oban PA34 5NH, Scotland
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+44 1631 572004
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If you've never been to a distillery, this was great visit to one of the oldest around. Get to be right amongst the action. Get 2 samples. One that still in the barrel, not fully... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Montrose, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you've never been to a distillery, this was great visit to one of the oldest around. Get to be right amongst the action. Get 2 samples. One that still in the barrel, not fully aged, high alcohol content. Another in the tasting room. Great 1 hour spent.

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Peak District National Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the Oban Distillery mid- February 2017. Stewart (Stuart, Stiùbhart) our fabulous, informative, humorous guide, gave us a first class visit. A very entertaining hour, full of amazing information on how whisky is made from the grain, to the finished distilled spirit. The Storage, Casking process, cask sizes, and where the casks originate. Amazing, There's so much to learn... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As the distillery is quite small, it feels like an intimate tour. My dad and I both enjoyed it a lot. The guide was very knowledgeable and super sweet. The distillery is located at the bottom of the McCaigs Tower, which makes it even more charming. At the end, you will be given a sample of Oban with crystallised ginger... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting tour of the working distillery and informative guide. The tour costs £10 but you receive an engraved whisky glass in a box to take home and a couple of tastings as part of the tour. Would recommend this to everyone. There were some children on the tour we took and they were given Irn-Bru instead of whisky which was... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place, so interesting, you get a keepsake and a dram! Stuart our guide was brilliant and it is well worth the money. If you are visiting Oban this is a must!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was good tour made better by Stuart. Very entertaining. It was great to get to sample a wee dram and get a glass to take home. Well worth a visit especially if you sign up to friends of malt whiskey first as they provide a voucher to get in for free at your first distillery. Win win. Whiskeys great... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

my partner and myself just walked in off the street. the next available tour was within the hour. good price. got to keep a whiskey glass and have a wee dram at the end. tour guide was great

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour was great. My English isn't all that great (my vocabulary is sometimes just lacking...) and I don't know a lot about whisky. But it was still very interesting. There was a family with children as well. Whilst we got to taste some whisky after the tour they got Irn-Bru. The staff was friendly:)

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Oban, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fourth visit in 23 years, last one some time ago. Last week the best; terrific guide, clear explanations. At last have much better understanding of all the processes. (Have also done tours in three other distilleries; all good but Oban top.) My young niece a bit dubious about going but full of praise at the end.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of our main goals while visiting Oban was to visit the Oban Distillery, and we are glad we didn't miss out. Learned a lot about the history of scotch making in Oban and how they keep producing a fine product, even with the limitations of size. Buy a bottle of the Oban Distillers Edition at the end of the... More 

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