Wolfburn Morven Lightly Peated Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Wolfburn Distillery is situated in Thurso making it Scotland's most northerly mainland distillery.
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 lightly peated whisky is made from malted barley infused with smoke during the drying process.
The flavour imparted by the smoke is a reflection of Wolfburn’s history – the original 19th Century distillery was largely fired by peat.
Gentle distillation is followed by maturation in our purpose-built warehouses.
The result is a beautifully smooth and rounded whisky.
Nose – Initially smoky with hints of fruit and fresh sea air, accompanied by vanilla and oak woodshavings.
Palate – Floral notes abound, followed by raisins and light spices. Malty flavours open up on the palate, with soft honey sweetness at the finish.
Finish – Soft peaty tones ensure a smooth and lingering finish. Hugely enjoyable.
Tasting Notes Courtesy of Wolfburn Distillery