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The Founding of Oban Distillery
Situated in the quaint coastal town of Oban, the distillery was established by two visionary brothers, Hugh and John Stevenson, in 1794. Originally traders from Glasgow, they saw Oban's potential, not just for its picturesque landscapes, but for its strategic location ideal for whisky shipping.
A Continuous Legacy
Despite facing numerous challenges, including two World Wars and various economic downturns,
Oban distillery has remained in operation, an enduring symbol of resilience and dedication.
Influence of Geography
Located on the shores of Oban Bay, the distillery's proximity to the sea plays a crucial role in shaping the character of its whisky. The coastal air, combined with pure water from Loch Glenn a'Bhearraidh, infuses the spirit with a distinctive maritime influence.
Oban's commitment to quality begins with the selection of the finest barley. Traditional wooden washbacks are used for fermentation, and the distillation process employs some of Scotland's smallest copper pot stills, resulting in a more concentrated flavor profile.
The Oban Range
This flagship expression stands out with its harmonious blend of smoothness, fruitiness, and smokiness.
A special treat for whisky lovers, the Distillers Edition undergoes a unique finishing process in Montilla Fino sherry casks, adding an extra layer of sweetness and complexity.
Visitors to the distillery embark on an immersive journey, tracing the steps from barley milling to the final bottling. The tour culminates in a tasting session, offering guests a firsthand experience of Oban's liquid gold.
Engaging with Scottish Culture
A visit to Oban is not just about the whisky; it's a deep dive into Scottish heritage, history, and tradition.
The maritime air imparts a subtle brininess to the whisky, making it distinct from inland Scotch whiskies.
The Montilla Fino sherry cask finishing process introduces additional nuances of sweetness,
making it a favorite among connoisseurs.
Certainly The Oban 14 Year Old, with its balanced profile, serves as a wonderful introduction to the world of Scotch.