Wolfburn // Highlands, Scotland
Wolfburn Northland is the first modern release from this distillery, which rose from the ashes in August, 2012 after having been closed after intermittent stops and starts that finally sputtered out in the mid 1800s. Now owned by Aurora Brewing Co., this Highland malt spirit comes alive again with this youngin', aged predominately in ex-bourbon casks with a smaller portion aged in ex-sherry. Fun fact: Located in Caithness, Wolfburn is officially Scotland's most northerly distillery on the mainland, which takes its name from the local water source.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typeex-bourbon, ex-sherry
"This spicy malt enters the palate swinging! Hot clove and pepper are thrown a bouquet of meadow flowers as red apple and pear add some juiciness. There's an element of buttered scone that adds some weight to the mid palate. There's no mistaking this is a youngin' as the finish is quite abrupt and hot, though it does show some decent potential as a precursor for more mature releases. "