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Oban Distillery

Stafford Street, Oban PA34 5NH, Scotland
01631 572004
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Ranked #6 of 21 Activities in Oban
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours
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Adelaide, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is a gorgeous small distillery and I have visited many distilleries over the years. It is right in the centre of Oban and 100% of its output goes to the making of Oban Malt Whisky. Thats unusual in Scotland where so much spirit from distilleries goes to making blended Scotch Whisky. Oban is also unusual as a 'mainland' distillery... More

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Fort William, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We visited on a Monday afternoon to find the gift shop full but to be told the tasting bar was closed due to lack of staff. But they would be open the next day at 9.30am. We duly arrived at 10 to be told Scottish licencing laws meant the tasting bar didn't open until 11am. We returned at 11am to... More

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Grangemouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

learned a lot about whiskey,and the story behind it. our tour guide was great. would go back and will also tell our friends & family. and don't forget the gift shop. the shop is excellent

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medway
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31 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

friendly informative staff who are keen to share their knowledge. testing a tad pricey and not taken off when you purchase. nice selection of whiskeys though

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The tour was okay and you did learn a lot on how the whiskey is made. I myself am not a whiskey drinker but it was interesting knowing how they made it. The tour guide was a bit difficult to understand but you got the drift of what she was saying.

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Cirimido, Lombardia, Italy
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Having visited about 5 distilleries in Scotland, Oban is not on the top list, but the shop is excellent. Staff helpful and very professional.

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St. Louis
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4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I learned so much about whiskey here! The tour guide was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable! Note to visitors, the distillery is shut down on the weekends, so you can tour and see the inside, but they will not actually be producing the whiskey. Highly recommended.

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Romford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We went to the Oban distillery for a tour as my husband is a whiskey fan. We dragged along the family who aged from 9 to 67 years old. Everybody enjoyed the tour and the adults enjoyed the tasting. Our tour guide (Stuart) was fantastic. He was passionate about the distillery, friendly, entertaining and related to all ages, we couldn't... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

This was a very interesting tour, our frieldly guide explained all the processes into making this very tasty scotch whisky. After tasting you get to keep the lovely Oban glass too.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We had an excellent tour of this small distillery on our trip to Scotland. It's very much worth the time and cost. We learned a lot about the making of Scotch whiskey and received a free souvenir glass and tastings of scotch of two different ages. The glass is a very nice keepsake. The distillery is in the center of... More

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