Wolfburn Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky – 2016 Release (700ml)
Volume: 700ml ABV: 46% Age: 3 Years Old Country: Scotland
The Wolfburn Distillery has reawakened the spirit of Scotland’s rugged north shore, crafting whisky like it was made over a hundred years ago. Spirit produced by craftsmen made by hand, using only the finest ingredients and without haste. Situated in Thurso in the Highland whisky region of Scotland this distillery was originally first producing spirit in 1821 where it was named Wolfburn after the watercourse it drew from. Now most would relate ‘burn’ to something hot but in Scotland the word ‘burn’ relates to a small stream or small river.
In 2011 the old distillery site was found and more research was carried out to help create a new distillery in Thurso. Purchase of land and plans were completed in May 2012 and before long on January 25th 2013 the distillery started to produce new spirit. This spirit was the first since there was a reward of $16,000 for Ned Kelly – Dead or alive.
The Wolfburn motif is taken from a drawing by Konrad Gesner who was a 16th century linguist and zoologist. It was said that the wolf was a common sight in the far north of Scotland and on the coast it was said to have a supernatural relative – the sea-wolf. According to the lore of the time the sea-wolf ‘liveth both on land and sea’ and would give good luck to anyone fortunate to see it.
We recommend trying the whisky from this distillery at such a young age and following its path as it forms a new life.
The first of many bottling’s we can expect from this extreme northern Scottish distillery. Wolfburn single malt is double distilled in small stills to create a full rich flavour. The barrels used are of high quality oak and the spirit is hand crafted and non-chill filtered. Traditional methods are used in its creation dating back to 1821. Created with only the finest ingredients without haste.
This whisky delivers a unique flavour full of fruity and malty aromas.
Our Tasting Notes
Nose: This single malt is developing into a real masterpiece, a fresh citrus creation. There’s plenty of fruitiness and bursts of salty sea air. Freshly ground barley and toasted cereals. A little bit of peat can be detected.
Taste: As a non age statement single malt this was surprising. It delivers an initial sweet nuttiness just like honyed macadamias. The fruity elements are still to be found, honeydew melon and hints of green grapes then, just at the end a little trace of peat.
Finish: The peat lingers in the mouth with bitter dark chocolate and roasted coffee beans. A lovely whisky which is a joy to drink.
|Dimensions||40 × 12 × 12 cm|
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