This expression is 12 years old and composed from freshly charred American oak casks.
As the fable goes, wedged between the Highlands and Isles where Oban’s distillery came to lie, twin foxes were born into light and dark. They were relentless opposites; one, with a bright orange coat, possessed the Highland’s gift for lightness and speed. The other, dark as smoke, possessed the Isles’ camouflaged mystique. Each fox contrasted and skillfully balanced the other.
The sweet-natured sibling stirs bright-eyed, nose keen with sweet chilli, smooth-textured, the taste lightly citrus-sweet. Maritime aromas offer contrast, with crystal salt and oil, then a pinch of salt and the power of fresh-charred casks. Fresh crunchy oak spice, a deep orange sweetness and a lengthy, peppery finish combine to perfection, to tell this lush tale of light and dark.