Oban Distillery, in the western Highlands,
may be the oldest distillery to be in continuous operation.
Located in the town by the same name, it has been producing
whisky since 1794, with only one relatively brief interruption
for about a year in 1968-69. Oban occupies a rather precarious
geographical position in reference to its appropriate classification.
Its proximity to Campbeltown and the Highlands, and its "almost
Islands" situation, could make for good discussion among the
argumentative types. It is classified officially, however,
as a Highlands malt.
14 year old
||Amber to almost
||Peaty, and rather
||Some peat, maltiness