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Oban

Oban

Owner:                            Region/district:                       

Diageo                             Western Highlands

Founded:    Status:          Capacity:

1794            Active (vc)     670 000 litres

 Address: Stafford Street, Oban, Argyll PA34 5NH

 Tel:                         website:

01631 572004 (vc)     www.malts.com

 History:

1793 – John and Hugh Stevenson found the distillery on premises previously used for brewing.

 1794 – Start of operations.

 1820 – Hugh Stevenson dies.

 1821 – Hugh Stevenson’s son Thomas takes over.

 1829 – Bad investments force Thomas Stevenson into bankruptcy. His eldest son John takes over operations at the distillery.

 1830 – John buys the distillery from his father’s creditors for £1,500.

 1866 – Peter Cumstie buys the distillery.

 1883 – Cumstie sells Oban to James Walter Higgins who refurbishes and modernizes it.

 1898 – The Oban & Aultmore-Glenlivet Co. takes over with Alexander Edwards at the helm.

 1923 – The Oban Distillery Co. owned by Buchanan-Dewar takes over.

 1925 – Buchanan-Dewar becomes part of Distillers Company Limited (DCL).

 1930 – Administration is transferred to Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD).

 1931 – Production ceases.

 1937 – In production again.

 1968 – Floor maltings ceases and the distillery closes for reconstruction.

 1972 – Reopening of the distillery.

 1979 – Oban 12 years is on sale.

 1988 – United Distillers launches Classic Malts. Oban 14 year is selected to represent Western Highlands.

 1989 – A visitor centre is built.

 1998 – A Distillers’ Edition is launched.

 2002– The oldest Oban (32 years) so far is launched in a limited edition of 6,000 bottles.

 2004 – A 20 year old cask strength from 1984 (1,260 bottles) is released.

 2009 – Oban 2000, a single cask in the new Manager´s Choice range is released.

2010 – A no age distillery exclusive is released.


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