The Oban distillery sits in the town of the same name and overlooks the harbour and the sea at Scotland’s western coast. The Oban distillery was founded in 1793 by Hugh and John Stevenson on the site of an old brewery. The distillery dominates the town despite being rather small and its aesthetics are rather imperial. The pair of stills has a capacity of just 670000 litres per annum and almost all of this is matured and bottled as single malt Scotch whisky.
The nose is rich and smoky with a distinct hint of the sea and a salty tang. The oak is prominent in the whisky due to the extended ageing but it remains in balance with the classic citrus fruit notes we associate with Oban.
Works great with everyone's favourite; fish, chips and mushy peas!