List of products by brand Oban Distillery
The Oban distillery is one of the oldest still active in Scotland and is also one of the last remaining local distilleries. It was founded in 1794 by John and Hugh Stevenson and is based on the West coast of Scotland in the heart of the town of Oban.
In 1883 the Oban becomes the property of J. Walter Higgen ready to exploit the potential of the new railway line that ran from Oban to Glasgow; in fact the distillery in those years saw an increase in demand for whiskey and to satisfy the demand was gradually dismantled, rebuilt and enlarged, while his alembics were faithfully reproduced with all the other traditional elements, all in order to preserve the unique taste of its distillation. The Oban was a great distillery and was self-sufficient: the water came from Lake Ardconnel and also had a great supply of peat. His problem was space, the distillery surrounded by the city now had no room for growth. In later years things did not go well, in 1898 was bought by Alexander Edward, already owner of Altmore, but when the latter failed to Oban was an inevitable backlash. Finally in 1923, after the acquisition by a group of entrepreneurs, the Distillery started despite two closed seasons, from 1931 to 1937 due to the global crisis of whiskey due of prohibition in the United States and between 1968 and 1972 due to reconstruction works. Today the distillery is owned by Diageo.Less