Way up on the northernmost tip of the lower peninsula of Michigan is a little town called Oden. It’s actually not technically a town—it’s an unincorporated community that’s part of the larger Littlefield Township, which boasts somewhere around 3,000 stalwart residents. Oden is quiet and wild. Nestled in wooded country, it’s far from cities and crowded streets. There are more animals than people in this little corner of the world, and the place is better for it.
Oden sits on Crooked Lake, whose little streams eventually run into the Great Lake Huron, joining the cold waters that border Canada and the truly wild north. The most popular feature in Oden was once the railroad depot, which brought many bustling visitors to the tiny town. In the late 1880s the amenities in Oden included three grocery stores, two bowling alleys, a boathouse, and a golf course. Summer cottages were built along the lakeshore, where city dwellers would steal away for a wistful season “up north.” It was a community built for pleasure—little known enough to remain untainted, but popular enough to generate all the necessary amenities.
Fox & Oden spirits are created from that same desire to get away and get close to nature. To recharge and rethink and enjoy some of the finer things of life, like a slow afternoon on the lake and, perhaps, a fine Michigan whiskey.
We craft our spirits in tribute to the rugged bounty and natural beauty of this fine state of Michigan. We’re inspired by the same wild northern reaches that called tourists to Oden for swimming, hiking, fishing, trailblazing, railway riding, hunting, boating, and exploring. We see the untouched wilderness of forests, hills, and rivers, and we are compelled to create something to complement the view.
The full-bodied sip of premium Michigan whiskey is an echo of summers up north, an ode to vacations and getaways and little retreats far beyond the reach of the hustle and bustle of normal life. Fox & Oden Michigan whiskey pays homage to exploration in the woods, an evening with friends, and a romantic sunset across the water. For us, it tastes like home.
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