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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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Type: Factory Tours, Food & Drink

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

A great day out. It was exceptional value and a very informative tour. Me and my partner are not whisky lovers but we really enjoyed it and I even brought a bottle.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Been on many distillery tours and they all much the same, this one good because it's just off the Main Street so easy to get to, nice old building amongst other things I bought was a Oban distillery tote bag which came in real handy and only £3.50

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George Town, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This small and historic distillery is located right in the coastal town of Oban. The distillery is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland. We joined one of the distillery’s 1 hour tour (cost £7-50 per person) which was very interesting & informative on the art of whisky making. Our guide was very professional and friendly. The whisky aroma that... More 

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Covington, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The tour of the Oban Distillery was a sensory enriching experience. The sights, sounds, aromas, and flavors were amazing. Going home with an etched Glen Cairn glass was a bonus.

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Clovis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I didn't visit any other distilleries so I have nothing to compare this one to. It was fun and informative. My only complaint was their inflexibility with our party. I had reserved 5 tix and we had a 6th visitor with us and they would not allow the extra person. Better make sure you have your tix ahead of time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

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

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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