Oban Distillery was founded in 1794 as a whisky distillery in The port of Orban on Scotland's west coast. The winery predates the town of the same name that later emerged on the surrounding rugged harbor.
Oban Distillery is one of the tiniest distilleries in Scotland, with only two pot stills. The whiskey produced is known as the "West Highland" flavor, somewhere between the Scottish Islands' dry, smoky style and the light, sweet malt style of the Scottish Highlands. Diageo now owns Oban.