I’ve been following Wolfburn distillery for a while. I tasted a few spirits and whiskies-to-be and even visited them last summer. But it was all 2015 and now we’re deep into 2016 and Wolfburn whisky turned 3 year old, with the first commercial release already on shelves in many shops.
Let’s dig into the young whisky and see it can delivers us despite its youth.
Nose: Smells nice and despite the youth notes in it, it smells older. Quite solid and dense nose with a lot of dust, citrus fragrance with lemon and a bit of lime, cereals, cookies dough, hints of white pepper and spices, creamy and rich.
Palate: Sweet honey with vanilla, then a wave of intense spices with dusty coating yet feels rich. Cereals shows up after the wave recedes with honey and a dash of smoke, feels intense for a 46% whisky.
Finish: Medium length, honey and a dash of lemon, dust, lingering mellow oakiness and wood spices.
Thoughts: It’s young and it’s tasty. I’m happy to see that the final result is good, it’s rounder, sweeter with extra depth than the spirits I tasted in the past. Seems like the long fermentation period and slow distillation process leads to a robust whisky in Wolfburn despite the young age. Now we’ll have to wait for peated/sherried expressions and older whiskies in the future 🙂