Visit Oban Distillery

Nestling beneath the steep cliff that overlooks Oban, one of Scotland's oldest sources of single malt scotch whisky is but a stone's throw from the sea. Take a tour of the senses at Oban Distillery! You will be taken around the distillery by one of our knowledgeable guides exploring each part of the whisky making process. Your tour will finish with a sample of our Oban 14 year old single malt with some crystalised ginger – a taste sensation! To round off nicely you will be given a small momento to remind you of your visit to Oban Distillery.

Oban Distillery is situated on the West Coast of Scotland, and produces Oban 14 year old West Highland Malt whisky, one of the Classic Malts Selection. A warm welcome awaits with guided distillery tours running regularly through out the year, an excellent exhibition and well stocked tasting bar and whisky gift shop.

The Distillery unusually sits right in the heart of the town of Oban, capital of North Argyll and ‘Gateway to the Isles’ with Caledonian MacBrayne ferries sailing to Lismore, Colonsay, Islay, Coll, Tiree, Mull, and Barra. Oban is easy to access whether travelling by car on the A85, arriving by bus or train from Glasgow, or flying into Oban Airport, North Connel There’s plenty to see and do with McCaigs Tower standing majestically above the town. Down below a host of shops, and excellent pubs and restaurants offering locally produced beers and lovingly prepared local seafood. The popular Oban War and Peace Museum, The Oban Chocolate Company, The Corran Halls Theatre and newly refurbished Pheonix Cinema are all worth a visit as is Dunollie Castle, seat of the Clan MacDougall on the outskirts of the town.

Slightly further afield is The Scottish Sealife Santuary, Oban, Dunstaffanage Castle, Inverawe Smokehouse and Bonawe Iron Furnace at Taynuilt, Cruachen The Hollow Mountain, at Loch Awe and Inverary Jail and Inverary Castle.

For the more adventurous there are a host of outdoor activities, with some of the best sailing and diving in the world. Canoeing, kayaking, and coasteering allow you to get up close to the local marine life whilst golf, cycling, hill walking, climbing and fishing will enable you to enjoy a host of Scottish Wildlife.

Oban regulary hosts the Royal National Mod and every August welcomes visitors to Oban Highland Games known locally as the Argyllshire Gathering. During the winter the town runs The Oban Winter Festival with a wide variety of activities.

There is an extensive range of accommodation on offer from local hotels and B&B’s , self catering, campsites and caravan parks and the local Youth Hostel and for those looking for the ultimate luxury experience the Hebridean Princess.

Opening Times

January -February

Daily: 12.30 - 16.30  Closed 1st & 2nd January.  Limited tours available.  Unfortunately due to essential maintenance Oban Visitor Centre & Gift shop will be closed from Sunday 25th January.  We will re-open on Monday 9th February.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the closure.

March - June

Daily: 09.30 - 17.00

July to September

Monday - Friday: 09.30 - 19.30
Saturday - Sunday: 09.30 - 17.00

October - November

Daily: 09.30 - 17.00

December (closed 25th & 26th Dec)

Monday - Friday: 12.00- 16.30

Last tour: 1 hour 15 minutes before closing.

Booking in advance is advisable.