The archaeological discovery of six adult and four children bodies stopped the construction of new storage buildings on the property of Oban distillery in 1890. Did they die due to an extensive whisky consumption?
Pleasantries aside: this 5000 years old remains is a remarkable find which nowadays is exhibited in the National Museum of Antiquities in Edinburgh.
The Oban distillery was founded by the brothers John and Hugh Stevenson in 1794. So it counts to one of Scotlands oldest . Within a few years arose the same named small port village located at the border between the western highlands and the islands. The perfectly safed natural port turns Oban into the most important harbor concerning the traffic to the islands and the capital of the islands. The Oban distillerie belongs to current owners Diageo.
The 14 years Scotch single malt belongs to the world famous Classic Malts. The Oban matures in Bourbon and Montilla-Sherry casks. The water comes from the the Loch Gleann a’Bherraidh. The single malt is know for it´s tender smoky-peaty flavour with a hint of fruits accompanied by a slightly note of salt. Those salty aromas result of the proximity to the sea.