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“A great introduction to single malt...so glad we went!!”
Review of Oban Distillery

Oban Distillery
Ranked #1 of 2 Food & Drink in Oban
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London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A great introduction to single malt...so glad we went!!”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

What a wonderful place! This was our first visit to a distillery and we were very impressed. The guide was very knowledgeable and you get to view the whole process, taste some single malt and get a glass to take away which is included in the entry price. We went on a rainy November day and got the last few places on the tour so if you definitely want to go then make sure that you book.

Visited November 2012
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“An intoxicating experience”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

Tour guide was Laurie.

Visited on Thursday 22nd November at 2:00pm

The tour was very comprehensive, offering enough time to take in each part of the process and ask questions as applicable.

The opportunity to taste the spirit at different stages in its evolution is also a privilege.

Ensure that you pick-up a whisky passport first.

Oban whisky is priced at £49.95 in the Oban Tesco - I can't quite understand whether this is a good thing for the town or not. Whilst the whisky is cheaper at the distillery £38 with the tour discount applied - the casual drinker buying at Tesco has any number of good malts available at £25 - £28

Visited November 2012
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“Really Worth a Visit”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

My boyfriend and I really enjoyed this Distillery tour. Although I'm not a Whiskey drinker myself the tour was really interesting and informative, and took us through the full process the Oban Distillery use to produce their malt Whiskey. The tour cost £7 each, but included in the price was the tour itself, two tastings, a Whiskey glass to take home and a voucher for £3 off any purchase made from the shop after the tour. Great way to spend an hour or so in Oban, especially if it's raining (it was when we were there), would really recommend this attraction.

Visited November 2012
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“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

The guided tour was excellent and included a taste of the finished product. It is advisable to book the tour in advance, even if only by a couple of hours. The tour finishes, inevitably, in the distillery shop - but there is no pressure to buy if you choose not to.

Visited October 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland
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“Tasty lesson”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

You get a tour of the distillery and a chance to sample Oban single malt whiskies for a moderate price. The special reserve seems only available at the distillery. Don't forget to take the glass home.

Visited October 2012
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