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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

From the 20th January 2020 through to 11th February 2020 the Distillery will be in Silent Season and there will be no tours. Instead there will be a short talk and a dram on offer in the Exhibition Area. This will be free of charge. The Visitor Centre will be closed on the 5th, 6th and 7th February 2020 for training. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Price increases for 2020 season are as follows:- Sensory & Flavour Tour - £12.50 per Adult. All other prices will remain the same as the 2019 period. Children under 8 years old are welcome in the visitor centre but not permitted to tour the distillery.

Due to team meetings, the Visitor Centre will open at 09:45am on the 4th Monday of every month from March through to November. Additionally, tailor made tours are available on request, please contact the Visitor Centre by e-mail at

Street parking and off-site car parking are available in close proximity to the distillery - local charges apply.

If tours are fully booked online please call the distillery directly on 01631 572004 as there may still be tours available.


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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For Distillery Enthusiasts
Distillery Manager's Tour & Tasting



Tour the distillery with our Distillery Manager.


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Opening Times

January – February

Monday - Sunday

12:00 – 16:30



March – April

Monday - Sunday

09:30 – 17:00

May – September

Monday - Sunday

09:30 – 19:30



October – November

Monday - Sunday

09:30 – 17:00


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. Street parking and off site car parking are available in close proximity of the distillery- local charges apply.

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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