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Oban Distillery

Stafford Street, Oban PA34 5NH, Scotland
01631 572004
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Ranked #6 of 22 Activities in Oban
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Only a very small distillery, confined as it is in the middle of Oban, but that makes it easier to see the whole process without walking miles! The tour guide was on a summer placement, and perhaps not quite as knowledgeable as would have expected by September, but he gave it his best (admitting when he did not know something,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I have visited other distilleries but this was not the best !! Informative but lacking the professionalism and staff attention that I would expect. The tour itself was well presented (well done Liz !) but the shop staff seemed indifferent to answering questions about their products. I did not buy anything. My Talisker tour and shop experience was top notch... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We arrived at minutes before closing, but were spoiled and given a wee sip of grand single malt. Were lucky enough to purchase a bottle and some glasses. Great setting, excellent quick experience because they were thoughtful enough to give us a sample and warm the cockles of our heart. Cheers! P.S. the Oban Scotch is cheaper here than at... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A great tour of a traditional distillery in town. The guide, Rachel was clear, concise and informative and best of all if she didn't know the answer to a question said so, rather than bluffing her way through. Nice touch of a tasting glass given at the end. Recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

And great value for money. I am not a whiskey expert but the tour was very informative, our guide was superb. We got a couple of samples and a free whiskey glass which was a pleasant surprise. Would definitely visit similar establishments after this experience. Thanks

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

we thought to do this when visiting oban when we realised out hotel offered free tickets for a tour. When arriving staff were friendly and the distillery was fresh and well looked after. whilst being taken on the tour the guide was informative and kept us engaged. I enjoyed the tour and although the Oban whisky is far from special... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had the misfortune to arrive on a Sunday. Last tour stated at 3:45, closing time was 5 (we'd understood 5:30), and the tasting bar closed 3:30 - a full 1-1/2 hrs before close. People come worldwide, so this sort of gap between stoppage of service and close seems out of context with being an ambassador for their whisky. I've... More

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Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was a good length tour taking about an hour and a quarter and the guide we had was great. You get taken all over the distillery and get a full explanation of the process. You get the obligatory tasting although unfortunately for those who were driving there wasn't the option I've had in other distilleries of having a tiny... More

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Philpstoun, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Having been to several distilleries one was either offered a free sample, or if one bought a sample, the cost would be rebated from the price of a bottle. Well that was not the case here. If you want people to buy your whiskey, there should be an incentive to buy a bottle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Like the title says good value and a tot at the end. Our Guide was very pleasant. Must admit it was my first taste of Oban Whisky found it enjoyable Prices in the site shop a bit on the high side but still bought a small bottle. Worth the price to take the tour

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