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Oban Distillery

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Two Lochs in Ardconnel


1794 Established by Stevensons 1883 Acquired by James Walter Higgin and then renovated 1898 Purchased by the Oban & Aultmore-Glenlivet Distilleries Ltd 1923 Purchased by Oban Distillery Co Ltd (part of John Dewar & Sons) 1925 DCL take control 1930 SMD 1931-37 Closed 1969-72 Silent whilst building new still house


One of the oldest Scotch distilleries dating back to 1794, the present buildings being modernised in the late 1960s. Silent 1931 to 37 and 1969 to 72 the latter period due to building works. Until recently Oban was bottled at 12 years in a destinctive triangular bottle but now is bottled in a typical round bottle at 14 years. One of United Distillers Classic malts.

Additional Information:

The distillery looks out to sea from the town centre of Oban Town of Oban grew around the distillery as it was founded before the town itself.


This is an active distillery.

Bottlings Associated with the Oban Scotch Whisky Distillery



Oban Scotch Whisky

Oban 14 Year

Single Malt

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