A melange of aromas and flavours. Neither Islay nor classically Highland in style, it has peat smoke hints and also sea-salty characteristics with some orange and lemon zest notes on a long finish.


Oban distillery is on the west coast port of Oban. It was founded in 1794 by John and Hugh Stevenson and ran by the family until 1866. It was bought by Walter Higgin in 1883 and he rebuilt the distillery. In 1898, Alexander Edward, who also owned Aultmore Distillery, bought out Higgin.

In its first year of operation, it suffered major losses when a major blending company, Pattison's of Leith, went under. In 1923, Oban was sold to Dewars and joined Distillers Company with that company in 1925.

It fell silent from 1931 until 1937 and again from 1969 to 1972 when a new still house was built. In 1989 a new visitors' centre was installed. It has only two pot stills, making it one of the smallest in Scotland, producing a whisky that has been described as having a "West Highland" flavour that falls between the dry, smoky style of the Scottish islands and the lighter, sweeter malts of the Highlands.

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