AN OBAN Distillery has unveiled a limited edition Single Malt Scotch whisky inspired by the unique and personal stories of the MacLean family.
Oban Old Teddy celebrates 66 years of MacLean family service at the distillery and highlights the expertise and dedication passed on from three generations.
The legacy began in 1953 with Old Teddy Maclean, a first-generation master distiller and custodian of the cask.
Old Teddy’s wisdom, dedication and fine artisan skills were inherited by his son, Young Teddy, who joined in 1985. His Grandson Derek followed in their footsteps in 2017 and still works at the distillery to this day.
Skillfully crafted to deliver a delightful balance of distillery character and cask influence, Oban Old Teddy is available from July 2019 – with only 3,960 bottles that will be exclusively available to purchase at the distillery.
Oban Old Teddy will retail at RSP £150 per 70cl bottle and is bottled at 51.7% ABV.
Grandson Derek MacLean, Senior Operator at Oban said: “This unique bottling is a celebration of our heritage and pays homage to my grandfather, whose fine craftmanship has been preserved in the heart and soul of the distillery at Oban.
“This bottling is inspired by Old Teddy’s warm and gentle nature, physical strength and pride as dedicated maltster. It is a dram he would be proud of.”
Nestled between ancient cliffs and the sea, Oban Distillery distils in small lantern-shaped copper pot stills that are among the smallest in Scotland, and still uses traditional worm tubs that impart a unique distillery character. Only seven employees make Oban whisky, meaning every drop of whisky is made by just 14 hands.
Oban, Gaelic for Little Bay, is a town that celebrates the beauty of small things. None is more famous than Oban Distillery built in 1794 by local entrepreneurs, the Stevenson brothers.
The distillery is trapped between ancient cliffs and the sea, and the town of Oban developed around it, preventing any significant expansion for the past two hundred years.
The Oban Distillery distils in tiny lantern-shaped copper pot stills that are among the smallest in Scotland, and still uses traditional worm tubs that impart a unique distillery character.
Scotland is one of Diageo’s largest spirit supply centres responsible for producing nearly 50 million cases of leading brands of Scotch whisky and white spirits brands annually
Around 85% of Diageo’s production in Scotland is exported overseas – exporting whisky, vodka, gin, rum, beer, wine, cream liqueurs, and other spirit-based drinks to over 180 countries.