There are seven employees at our distillery.

Every drop of whisky is made by these 14 hands.

Our values

The qualities at the heart of our success — past, present, and, we believe, future.

Restraint

With our limited production capabilities, we’re not going to shout for attention or strive to sell more bottles than anyone else. Our goal is to keep our heads down and focused on crafting the highest-quality product possible.

TRADITION

Our whisky makers have remained anchored to their process for over two centuries. This has ensured consistency and excellence over the years and from generation to generation.

Time

Our production is never rushed, never hurried along. Our malted barley is fermented for five days. Stills are rested after every run. We are meticulous about aging for the best flavour. We understand that time is a vital component of superior whisky.

Smallness

We are a small distillery in a small, remote village. We have just two stills, amongst the smallest in Scotland. But out of this smallness comes scrupulous attention to detail, reverence for tradition, and world-class whisky.

Depth

Our label design is understated, but tells a rich story if you take the time to look. Just like our whiskies, which boast layers of complexity borne out of time-honored processes and expert craftsmanship.

Flavour

The rich, complex flavours of Oban whiskies are informed by the environment in which they are produced. In every sip taste the warm honeyed spices of the Highlands and the subtle smoke and salt of the harbor air.

Honeyed spice, oak, and hints of salt air.

Their priceless expertise is handed down from generation to generation, even within families. (Just ask Derek MacLean.)

xFollowing Scottish Government guidelines through their phased re-opening approach, the time has come to open the doors at Oban Distillery Brand Home and welcome back our visitors. To ensure the health and wellbeing of our employees and visitors, we will be implementing a number of precautionary measures which include, but are not limited to: temperature checks before entering, limiting the number of visitors on site at any one time, increased cleaning procedures and hand sanitiser stations. For more information on how we are keeping you safe, visit https://www.malts.com/reopening.pdf.
All experience bookings can be made directly with the visitor centre team by phoning 01631 572004 or emailing us at oban@malts.com.