The Tale of Twin Foxes.
As the fable goes, wedged between the Highlands and the Isles where Oban's distillery came to lie, twin foxes where 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 Isle's camouflaged mystique. At Oban distillery, the dual light and darkness of the sly siblings springs from the amber dram, a distinctive dynamic of opposing energies: notes of the Highlands and the Isles in perfect harmony.
One of the smallest and oldest distilleries in Scotland, Oban has stood fast in the coastal town that bears its name since 1794, described often as the gateway between the Highlands and the Isles. Distilled a mere 208 steps from the sea, it is rich and citrusy Highland character is buttressed with maritime brine and a whisper of Island peat.
The sweet-natured Scotch 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 power of fresh chard 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