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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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Have been on several distillery tours but this was the best. Tour guide (wish I could recall her name, lovely woman from Spain) was enthusiastic and had a good sense of humor... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Have been on several distillery tours but this was the best. Tour guide (wish I could recall her name, lovely woman from Spain) was enthusiastic and had a good sense of humor. We were lucky to be able to sample a 12yr old cask strength wee dram (which isn't sold) as well as a not quite as wee dram of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the distillery whilst on holiday in Oban. It was a really information tour with a really good tour guide. Having a nip of whisky at that time of the morning certainly put hairs on our chest. The complimentary glass is a lovely touch.

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

This wasn't my first distillery tour but so far the best. The tour guy made it very interesting and could answer any questions we had. There were a number of people in our group who had been to many distilleries for tours and they also found it very interesting as they like to try and make it interesting no matter... More 

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Wilmington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did not take any of the tours but visited the tasting room. I like Oban scotch so getting to sample some of its special products at the distillery was paradise. The tasting room also has a well laid out historic display.

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Thank Keith M
Hamilton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having sampled a few drams at the tasting bar proceeded on the tour, wee lassie was very nice and knew her stuff. Very glad I went as I have now discovered little bay whisky which has now become my favorite with highland park 25yr a close second. Cheers guys

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a very nice one hour tour of the distillery that booked up quickly on a rainy day, so we scheduled earlier in the day for an afternoon tour. The tours run every 20 minutes on schedule. The tour was a relaxing way to spend an hour and an informative outing. It provided an oversight of the distillery process... More 

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Thank Joy S
Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bill the tour guide did an excellent job. We have seen three distilleries on this trip, and it was good to see the differences between each. Oban is supposed to be slightly smoky, but we don't taste much smoke. They also choose to do 14 years only, which is different than most.

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Thank DRT1404
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

lovely tour lovely staff tour was over an hour with tasting and free whisky glass at end very very impressed, different types of tour we were white tickets and cost £16 well worth it.

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hubby and I did the distillery tour and really enjoyed it. Our tour guide, Kyle was very friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend making a reservation for a tour though, the day we did ours, the tour group was completely full. You're taken through the distillery and get to see how everything works and at the end of the tour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The tour and the guide (our guy was Stewart - great fellow) provided fantastic opportunity to see and understand how complex is the whiskey making process and how engaged the people who make the thousands of bottles of this fine whiskey week after week. Oban's spirit is quite rich and tasty - the tour is definitely worth trying!

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