Scotland's Whisky Distilleries: Oban
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Scotland's Whisky Distilleries: Oban

Here we will take a look at one of the most famous whisky distilleries in Scotland, that of Oban.

When it comes to whisky drinking, one has much to choose from. Four different types of whisky are produced in Scotland and there are many different brands that make different types of whisky. There really is a huge choice of flavours and types for the whisky drinker. Here we will take a look at one of the most famous whisky distilleries in Scotland, that of Oban.

(The Oban whisky distillery - Image via Wikipedia)

Core Range

  • Oban 14 year old
  • Oban 32 year old
  • Oban 1980 Distillers Edition Double Matured

Signature Malt

The signature malt of the Oban whisky distillery has to be the Oban 14 year old. It is an outstanding whisky that, when tasted, may starts slowly but finishes with a crescendo of fruit and smoke that all adds up to a rich taste that the palate will find delightful.

The Distillery

Oban is a small and pretty sea port in the Argyll region of Scotland. In the very heart of Oban, the Oban whisky distillery can be found, surrounded, and somewhat hidden by, delightful little side streets. As such, the Oban whisky distillery is a very tight and cosy distillery and that may actually be some of the charm. It really is a charming distillery and its location also makes it ideal for a ‘stop-off’ on the way to visiting other whisky distilleries that are further north.

As for the whisky produced at the Oban whisky distillery itself, the spirit is still cooled by worm tubs which adds to the character of the whisky. Due to the coastal location of the distillery there is a ‘peatiness’ of the malt that also adds to the taste and really does make the Oban whisky one of the finest Highland whiskies out there.

The Oban whisky distillery does offer tours but it should be noted that they are shut throughout the month of January and only open on reduced hours in December and February. If you have ever been in Scotland in the winter you would understand fully why the distillery does it. In recent times the distillery has introduced an exciting addition to their tour. It is a sensory and flavour experience that sees a guide leading the participants through the different stages of the whisky production. From wash to finished whisky, it really is an interesting experience. Those who take part in it are able to taste the new spirit and cask strength maturing whisky, straight from the barrel!

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