Wolfburn Distillery is situated in Thurso making it Scotland's most northerly mainland distillery.
Using un-peated malt the still-men of Wolfburn distillery have crafted the latest incarnation of Wolfburn whisky from a blank canvas by pot still distillation the old way; no automation, no rush and a lot of care.
In 1821 William Smith founded a distillery on the outskirts of Thurso and named it Wolfburn after the watercourse it drew from, “burn” being the Scots word for stream or small river.
The original distillery ceased production in or around the 1850's.
The new Wolfburn distillery building sits just a short walk along the burn from the old site towards the sea and will produce roughly the same volume as when William Smith was at the helm all those years ago.
This beautiful sherried whisky is made from spirit laid down in a combination of American oak and Spanish Oloroso sherry casks.
"Sherry sweetness accompanied by dried fruits and malt. On the palate there’s a warmth imparted from the sherry, augmented by autumn fruits and nutty flavours, with a hint of spice in the background – wonderfully smooth and mellow.” – Shane Fraser
Tasting Notes Courtesy of Wolfburn Distillery