This small-batch release is the first from Wolfburn to have been matured in one type of cask (first-fill ex-bourbon barrels) then finished in another (six months in port hogsheads). The results are superb: a smooth, rich, easy drinking whisky, rich in colour and with a depth of sweet flavours from the port influence.
ON THE NOSE
Hints of dried fruits mix with sweet port notes. This is followed by aromas of vanilla, with just a hint of coffee and dark chocolate.
ON THE PALATE
Rich vinous port notes come to the fore, with overtones of toffee and vanilla. Fruity sweetness coats the palate, with autumn fruit and honey flavours leading to a warm, soft finish.
ABOUT THE DISTILLERY
Wolfburn is the most northerly distillery on the Scottish mainland. Originally founded in 1821, Wolfburn has been brought back to life after nearly 150 years silent and is now, once again, making truly excellent single malt Scotch whisky.
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