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Welcome to Oban Distillery

Nestling beneath the steep cliff that overlooks Oban, one of Scotland's oldest sources of Single Malt Scotch Whisky is just a short meander from the sea.

Notice to visitors

The visitor centre will be closed on the 26th and 27th February for staff training - we apologise for any inconvenience.

During late January into February Oban Distillery will be in Silent Season and as a result tours will be disrupted. The gift shop, exhibition area and whisky bar will remain open during this time.

Please note that due to a team meeting, the Visitor Centre will open at 10:00am on the 3rd Thursday of every month from March through to November. Additionally, tailor made tours are available on request, please contact Carol Bennet on 01631 572005

Oban Distillery Visitor Centre – Winner of the Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions’ Best Visitor Experience award 2017

Tours of our Distillery
We have a range of tours available. Discover the right one for you.

For Everyone
Sensory & Flavour
Finding Tour


1 hour

An immersive experience to learn about the whisky making process and unique taste of Oban.

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For Connoisseurs
Exclusive Distillery


2 hours

From a tour of the warehouse to a tasting in the manager's office.

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Opening Times

January – February (closed 1st Jan)

Monday - Sunday

12:30 – 16:30

March – June

Monday - Friday

09:30 – 17:00

July – September

Monday - Friday

09:30 – 19:30


Saturday - Sunday

09:30 – 17:00

October – November

Monday - Sunday

09:30 – 17:00

December (closed 25th & 26th Dec)

Monday - Sunday

12:00 – 16:30

Where to find us

At the centre of village life

Oban Distillery



PA34 5NH

Oban Distillery

Contact us

Tel: 01631 572004



Oban distillery is situated right in the heart of Oban town centre. When travelling from the north follow the A85 in to Oban town centre. The Distillery is situated on Stafford Street opposite the North Pier. Those coming from the South will enter Oban town on the A816 from Lochgilphead and again it is necessary to follow town centre signage.

Oban distillery video

Take a peek at the ins and outs of our working distillery. From the close sea location to the complex whisky making process.


Uncover the history behind the liquid.

Founded in 1794, the distillery is the heart of the town. In fact, there wouldn’t have been an Oban town if it weren’t for entrepreneurial brothers Hugh and John Stevenson. But it was the improvements of J. Walter Higgin which put Oban Single Malt Scotch Whisky in a different league.

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A spirit of its own

Its name derives from the Gaelic language and means 'little bay', but when it comes to having an unforgettable break, Oban is definitely a place which is big on things to see and do. 

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