Wednesday, July 31, 2019


Diageo, has today announced the launch of a new limited-edition expression, from its Oban distillery.

Oban Old Teddy (51.7% ABV) which is limited to 3,960 bottles and available exclusively from the distillery, was matured in ex-bodega sherry casks and refill casks.
Oban Old Teddy

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, 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. Grand-son Derek followed in 2017 and still works at the distillery to this day.

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.

Commenting on the news, 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.”

Oban Old Teddy, is now available directly from the distillery, for a RRP of £150.00.

Posted by Steve Rush