Thursday, May 19, 2016

Tasting: Wolfburn. Hand Crafted

There is just something about, tasting the very first official edition whisky from a new distillery and that’s exactly what Wolfburn is. 

Those of you not familiar with Wolfburn, please allow me to bring you up to speed.

Back in 1821 the distillery was founded on the outskirts of Thurso and named Wolfburn after the watercourse it drew from. Wolfburn grow up to be the largest distillery in Caithness, but somewhere around 1877 Wolfburn closed its doors, for unknown reasons. Today very little of the original distillery remains.

In 2012 a private consortium, with the formerly Glanfarclas manager Shane Fraser as the Wolfburn front man, gained approval to build a new Wolfburn distillery located only 350m from the original distillery. In January 2013 after building the distillery, the new spirits once again started to flow.  

Wolfburn. Hand Crafted
Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Natural Colour Non-Chill Filtered 

Distillery: Wolfburn
Region: Highland
Age: NAS
Proof/ABV: 46%
DK Price: $51/340dkk

Points: 82/100 Points

Even if the bottle states that this baby is an NAS, it is clearly 3 years old. 
Nose: Sweet with light vanilla, citrus and smoke.

Taste: Salty, coastal and a bit oily, with fruity notes of apples and pears.  

Finish: Medium with grapefruit  

Despite its young age Wolfburn is a very enjoyable dram, who is showing real potential. 
Congrats Wolfburn. I am really looking forward to following you in the future.