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Oban Distillery

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Address: Oban Distillery Stafford Street, Oban PA34 5NH, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1631 572004
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Our tour guide, Sam, was informative and efficient. The tours occur while the distillery is working, so what you are able to see depends on what stage of the distilling process is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our tour guide, Sam, was informative and efficient. The tours occur while the distillery is working, so what you are able to see depends on what stage of the distilling process is occuring. The tasting occurs at the end of the tour and you get to keep your tasting glass.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For £8 this is a great morning activity. Really interesting. Great tour guides. Little freebies as you walk around and a great tasting bar available at the end. Thoroughly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Oban Distillary on 17th Aug and took a tour of the distillary. Guide was awesome and he provided awesome information and highlight was taste of whiskey direct from seected cask, which you cannot get in other distillary. Visited other distillary in highlands, Oban was good comparing others.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour was really interesting and better than I imagined. Our guide was funny and informative - she really made the tour interesting and had an in depth knowledge of the history and process of whiskey making. The dram of whiskey at the end is also enjoyable (although rather strong!!!)

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Thank StephH16
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked for the next day as it is popular so book early! There is a free exhibition with a tasting bar of several single malt whiskies to try. Our tour lasted about an hour and was very interesting. It is a working distillery but there is plenty of opportunity to examine the historical apparatus. Very knowledgeable guide who explained... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As one of Scotland's smallest distilleries, the basic tour is a relatively short but enjoyable affair - allow an hour or so. We visited on a Saturday when they weren't actively distilling (the stills run continuously Monday to Friday), so there was a little less activity, but we got a better view of some of the equipment than if it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Yet again this review suffers because there isn't a 'good' option. I can't rate it as 'very good' because I wasn;t able to go on the tour. Because we have two dogs my husband took the dogs while I went on the tour. Unfortunately they wouldn't let me join the tour due 30 mins later and I couldn't leave my... More 

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Thank ftogigi
Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a popular tour to go on, about an hour. Very informative and you get to try their 13 year old whiskey thats not for sale. Really worth going on the tour just to try it - superb, shame its not for sale!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the one hour tour to learn about whiskey making. Comprehensive tour, small group, a tasting after the tour. We purchased a bottle, discount and a free glass. Awesome

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I already visited a dozen of distilleries and I enjoyed this tour the most. I have to confess that I am a big fan of Oban whiskey (can be kinda biased as well!). If you have the whiskey passport, the tour will be free. At the end of the tour you'll get an Oban marked whiskey glass for each person... More 

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