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Specifications

Distillery:

Oban

Region:

Whisky, Highlands

Type:

Malt

Oban, 12 Year Old, Highland, Special Releases 2021, 2008

1x70cl £87.50

10 bottles £87.50 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

'The Tale Of Twin Foxes'

Distilled in 2008 from freshly charred American Oak casks, 56.2% ABV.

Bright, pale gold in colour on the nose it is mellow, with elusive yet unmistakeably maritime top notes of crispy edible seaweed, crystal salt and coarse black pepper. After a while a spoonful of sweet chilli sauce and with a drop of water, light olive oil becomes the top note. Medium bodied, on the palate it is very smooth, soft and mouth-filling in texture, the taste is fruity and lightly citrus-sweet, balanced by a pinch of salt mid-palate and an insistent yet never overpowering spiciness from the fresh-charred casks. The effect is lush and vigorous, with a great balance between crunchy wood spice and fresh, fruity distillery character. Staying sweet throughout, it is delicious straight, while a dash of water lightly rounds the flavours, bringing up the fruity notes. The finish is long, spicy with a shake of pepper. Water brings forward a lovely smooth warmth in the aftertaste.

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