Wolfburn Small Batch Release No. 375
Wolfburn // Highlands , Scotland
Wolfburn Small Batch No. 375 is made from unpeated spirit that has matured for around four years in a combination of half-size (100 litre) first-fill bourbon barrels and second-fill oloroso sherry hogsheads. It was released in early 2019. Founded in 2013, Wolfburn quickly established itself as a distillery to watch.
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 TypeHalf-size first-fill bourbon cask and refill sherry hogshead
"A vanilla-bomb--at least at first--before honey takes over. Then apple skin, notes of cherries and a whiff of sultanas come in, but oak-y notes are omni-present as well. The palate is somewhat creamy to start with soft notes of apple and vanilla custard, quickly followed by oak tannins and bitterness. Not really balanced enough on the palate, with the oak and spices dominating too much. It does redeem itself on the finish."