Oban whisky has a long history of 227 years. That’s longer than the town of Oban, Scotland, has been around. Oban Distillery is the heart of the town in every sense, lying on a tranquil bay of inky black seawater and against a tall, wet, and mossy black granite wall. Especially given the fact that the town grew up around the distillery after it began producing whisky all those years ago. It’s a unique part of the world, as unique as the whisky produced there.
Do you want to join us? If you’re familiar with Oban whisky, the response is almost certainly an emphatic “yes!”
Well, there’s some good news for you: you might be in luck. Oban is holding a sweepstake for a trip to Scotland for a week, during which you’ll eat wild food from Scotland’s seas and mountains while learning about and sampling whisky with the Oban crew. You’ll also get the opportunity to stay in “The Oban Abode,” which is located just near to the distillery. That’s a modest apartment designed by Oban distillery employee Derek Maclean and furnished with handcrafted furnishings built from used Oban whisky barrels. You’ll also get a tour of the pubs and culinary culture in and around Oban, as well as meet some of the folks that live there.
The great part is that Oban will pay for you and a guest to embark on this once-in-a-lifetime whiskey excursion for a week. That’s six days and five nights of lodging for two people. From your nearest airport, take a coach flight. Transportation is an important factor. The majority of meals (no alcohol is covered, outside of tastings). At the Oban Distillery, there’s also a fully immersive experience.
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There are a few guidelines to follow. To enter, you must be at least 21 years old. You must enter before 11:59:59 p.m. EST on Thursday, September 2nd. You’ll also have to travel by December 31, 2021. Naturally, COVID protocols will apply to flights, border crossings, and day-to-day operations in Scotland.
All of this is to commemorate Oban’s debut of a new docuseries, Postcards from Oban, as well as the distillery’s reopening. The seven distillery workers, as well as local artists, fishermen, and farmers, will be featured in the short web vignettes. The goal is to take you to the town and distillery so that you can fully appreciate the relaxed and distinct atmosphere.
If this sounds like your idea of a good time enter here! Trust us, it’ll be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.