Oban Whisky Scotch Single Malt - A to Z of Whiskies

Oban Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Phone Number:
Two Lochs in Ardconnel
United Distillers & Vintners
+44 (0)1631 562110
(Call for visiting hours)
The Oban distillery was founded in 1794 by three brothers, Hugh, John and James Stevenson. The Stevenson family also founded the town of Oban. In 1883, the distillery was acquired by Walter Higgin.

In 1898 the distillery was taken over by Oban & Aultmore-Glenlivet Ltd. John Dewar & Sons became the owners in 1923. In 1930, the Dewar's group was incorporated in SMD which is nowadays part of United Distillers & Vintners. The distillery has seen periods of silence when it was mothballed from 1931 to 1937, during World War II and again in 1969 until 1972 whilst a new still house was being built.

The house style for Oban malt is: Medium. Quite malty and sweet opening, with a medium body and a generous dry finish. A hint of spiciness perhaps, and seashore on the nose.

A large part of the production from the Oban distillery is used in blends such as Bell's. Oban single malt found fame worldwide when UDV included it in their extremely popular Classic Malts Collection. Oban malt whisky is very highly rated by whisky connoisseurs.

Oban Tasting Notes

Oban 14 Year Old Single Malt.
Colour: Olive gold.
Nose: Rich sweetness and fruits - oranges, lemons and pears, with sea-salt and peaty smokiness.
Body: Full, rich.
Taste: Mouth-filling late autumn fruits - dried figs and honey-sweet spices; followed by a smoky malty dryness.
Finish: Long, smooth-sweet finish with oak-wood, dryness and a grain of salt.

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Oban Bottlings

Oban offer you the following choice of single malts:
  • 14 Year Old Single Malt.
  • 20 Year Old Limited Edition.
  • 1991 Distillers Edition.
  • 1969 32 Year Old Premium Release.
  • 12 Year Old Diamond Shaped Bottle 1980's.
  • 12 Year Old Decanter Style Bottle 1970's.
  • Bicentenary 14 Year Old Managers Dram Bottled July 1994 Sherry Cask.
  • You will find a good selection of Oban single malt whisky including many rare vintages and finishes available from top whisky shops such as
    The Whisky Exchange.

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