Wolfburn 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.
The seventh small-batch release from Wolfburn- Batch 458, has been crafted from fifty/fifty combinations of whisky matured for seven years in first fill PX sherry butts then married with lightly-peated spirit that has matured in first fill bourbon barrels.
Only 5100 bottles.
Nose –Thick treacle and coffee notes with subtle cherry and dried spice.
Palate: Almonds, hazelnut and cloves are all present, developing into a soft light peat smoke.
Finish – A wonderful complex but thoroughly enjoyable dram.
Tasting Notes Courtesy of Wolfburn Distillery