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Oban Distillery

Stafford Street, Oban PA34 5NH, Scotland
01631 572004
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Ranked #7 of 25 Activities in Oban
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours, Food & Drink
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Hi, I'd like making some good and useful comment on a wonderful place not to miss in beautiful, dear and interesting Alba/Scotland and where to enjoy a good gram of Scottish malt whiskey, the world's famous Oban Distillery, located in one of the most beautiful spots I have ever seen and enjoyed. The (Oban) distillery was almost full or crowd... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We toured the pub with my 78 year old parents. It was accessible and easy for them to walk through. It was an excellent and very informative tour. Even got a take away souvenir dram glass with the tasting. Nice selection of unique gifts in the gift shop after as well. Well worth the price. Highly recommend the tour.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

We had to book our tour as it obviously gets busy. This wasn't a problem as we had lunch whilst we waited. We had an excellent guide who was both amusing and informative. At the end we were given free whiskey glasses and a taster.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We took this tour having first joined Classic Malts Selection" and thus allowing a free visit. I expected the normal quite boring tour but was pleasantly surprised because of the presentation given by our guide Stuart (well done). He mixed the factual with many amusing anicdotes and made the whole experience very enjoyable. The tour included the sampling of a... More

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Meerbusch, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Another Friends of the Classic Malts Distillery, this time in Oban. It is said, that the town was build around the distillery, which seems not unreasonable, as it is really in the middle of the city and near to the waterfront shops. The 1h tour was taken, due to heavy rain, but we got to taste a special cask and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

It can be quite busy, and you might be better off booking in advance. We had a very good 'guide' - and it was an interesting visit as a result. Quite a compact distillery. Very nice tasting opportunity!

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Coventry, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

You pay £7.50 each to go in - well worth every penny! The tour is interesting, informative and the staff were professional and friendly. The smells that you enjoy on the tour are fascinating in themselves - each room and process has a smell all of it's own! Oban is normally 14 years in the making when you taste it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

i liked the atmosphere and the staff were wonderful went there thinking whisky cant stand but for the price was very reasonable we enjoy close to the calmac and outer places beyond what more do you want it is also very quiet thankyou

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Cardiff UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We looked at the distillery, the whole purpose of the tour is to get you to buy their whisky. If they hope to sell why to you have to pay £7.50 to go around. We have visited many places abroad such as vineyard's where we have seen wine made and sampled the product free of charge, why is it not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We had already done the distillery tour in Glen Ord, but it was interesting to walk through again. And the whiskey at the end was just superb!

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