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“Oban distillery tour”
Review of Oban Distillery

Oban Distillery
Ranked #2 of 52 things to do in Oban
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Signed up for the tour early and were greeted by our friendly hostess and given a very concise and informative tour of the small Oban distillery. The history and the distilling process were very clearly explained, as was the cask aging process, tasting straight from a cask as was the gift of an Oban distillery glass were a special treat.
Mel was an especially delightful host, happy to pour us all manner of delightful different whiskeys to taste.

Thank Kennybgood
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Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

The exclusive tour was very enjoyable and worth the money. The tour leaders were interesting and able to answer any questions. The guided tasting was a perfect end to a great distillery tour.

Thank Howard H
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Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

We went to the distillery and booked a space on the next tour. We were greeted by a friendly lady on reception. The tour itself was very informative and we tasted the whisky and got a free Oban Whisky glass. The souvenirs are also a reasonable price which I thought was good.

Thank Jassumms
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

On honeymoon in the Argyll region we made Oban our first day visit spot and I, being a whisky man, made a beeline for the distillery eager to sample and learn about this small distillery on the sea front.

I wasn't disappointed. The tour was informative and interesting with the whole process clearly and concisely explained as we wound our way around this compact little site. Towards the end of the tour we were ushered into a large room where barrels were kept. Here the effect of the barrel on the colour of the whisky was quite easily demonstrated. Then we were given a small taste of what our tour guide explained was a 10 year old Cask Strength. This was a real GEM of a malt. Exactly what I look for in whisky.. warm with soft sweet notes then almost the feeling of evaporation on the tongue as the strength does it's work. But.. what's this.... THEY DON'T SELL IT?? I was heartbroken...

Joking aside the 10 y.o really was an exemplary malt. The 14 y.o aint half bad either tho, good enough that I took full advantage of the 3 quid off with my tour ticket and bought myself a bottle.

Excellent work from the friendly team at Oban Distillery.

Thank Bluesdevil67
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Not only do you learn how Oban whiskies are made, you get a glimpse of Oban history as well. Our guide, Mel, was gracious and well informed and took the time answer questions happily even though she had three tour "trainees" in tow. The "special tasting" was fun and the gift of the souvenir Oban glass was appreciated. The tour is well worth the time and small fee.

Thank Filmscribe
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