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Wolfburn Northland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Wolfburn Northland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

'The revelation for me was the remarkable quality already emerging from Thurso’s Wolfburn' 
Dave Broom, ScotchWhisky.com

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DESCRIPTION
  • Named after the crystal clear waters that feed the distillery (Burn is the Scottish word for stream), Wolfburn is the northern-most distillery on the Scottish mainland, located in Thurso, Caithness. Built on the same site as the original Wolfburn Distillery, which was operating in the 1820s, the distillery went back on spirit in 2013. Headed up by Shane Fraser of Glenfarclas fame, and Iain Kerr from Glenlivet, Wolfburn is an exciting new addition into the Scotch malt whisky landscape.

    Northland is Wolfburn's first expression (previously simply called Wolfburn).  Released in 2016, and aged for a minimum of 3 and a half years, Northland's appeal comes from the unhurried distillation process that Shane Fraser uses. It's this dram that has received considerable praise from a number of the whisky trade's heavyweights.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    Clear wort is drawn off and fermented for 75 hours, before being double distilled, first through a wash still, then a spirit still, over a lengthy four hours. The result is a light, sweet spirit with almost zero impurities.

    The smooth and warming flavours present in Northland come from the unhurried way in which the spirit is made, and from the maturation, which takes place hand-selected Islay quarter casks. Matured and bottled on site, Northland represents the first chapter in the history of Wolfburn. Non-chill filtered, bottled at 46% ABV.


    TASTING NOTES

    Initially sweet with notes of fruit and fresh sea air. In the background you’ll find citrus freshness and hints of cereal, and just a trace of peat smoke. Sweet, nutty tones come to the fore on the palate, with hints of grapes and honey in the background. Floral flavours abound, enhanced with just a hint of dried fruit and spice.

  • REVIEWS

    'For all its youth, the excellence of quality glimmers from the glass: a malt as beautifully flighted as a cricket ball delivered by the most crafted of spinners. It offers delightful turn on the palate, too.'
    Jim Murray, Whisky Bible 2017

    'Aged in quarter casks (from an Islay distillery) to give a quick boost to a young spirit. I’ve been impressed with Wolfburn’s quality from the word go and this doesn’t disappoint. One to watch.'
    Dave Broom, ScotchWhisky.com

    Gold Medal - International Wine & Spirit Competition Hong Kong, 2016
    Gold Medal - World Whisky Awards, 2017