Welcome to Oban. With it’s own distillery and regular tours this is a must for
any whisky connoisseur.
Situated just off the main street, it is difficult to miss with its chimney reaching high above the town. After you have enjoyed a tour and a wee nip you will be in the mood….
Why not pop into the whisky shop and browse their selection. This includes Loch Fyne Whisky which is only stocked here. Some of this includes blended whisky which is done so cleverly that it challenges even the finest malts. When Covid restrictions allow they also offer tastings inside the shop.
As you sip your tasting you can look out the window across to the harbour and you are bound to catch a glimpse of a Calmac ferry. The first question is always “Where is she going?”
How about Mull? A45minute sailing takes you to Craignure. If you go you can
get the bus to Tobermory where you will find a beautiful distillery sitting just along from all those colourfully painted houses surrounding the bay.
Here you can again have a tour and a dram. The scenery all round is another beautiful sight and the whisky compliments it.
Still thirsty for a different flavour? Why not head to Jura?
The distillery and hotel greet you as you land from the ferry. This time head to Tayvallich
Book yourself on the 14 seater passenger ferry and you arrive very close to the door of the distillery and next door is the hotel for a snack or lunch.
I am sure you are now thinking about Islay which needs a few days on the island.
Another option is heading to Campbeltown. This was once the whisky capital of the world with 34 distilleries. Now there are 3 but they produce 5 top class malts and getting there by road you pass some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.