Wolfburn Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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Wolfburn Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Item # 34626 750mL
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Tasting Notes

Aged for three years in used quarter casks that previously held peated whisky from an Islay Distillery, the first release from one of Scotland's newest outfits does not disappoint. Operations are in more than capable hands with Shane Fraser, formerly of Glenfarclas, personally overseeing the entire manual process from start to finish. As first releases go, the whisky is impressive and clearly well made. Notes include poached pears, lemon frosting, cherry blossoms, heather, white pepper, coconut and a puff of smoke.

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Staff Pick Notes

I’ve tasted a lot of whiskies that met the bare minimum age statement for their categories. They are normally poorly sculpted and raw, but distilleries push them onto the market anyway so they can start making money. This is not one of those whiskies. Wolfburn’s first whisky is aged three years and a day (to qualify being labeled as Scotch whisky), but has the complexity of something much older. The aroma is earthy with notes of heather, zested lemons, and chimney smoke. The palate is warm and welcoming with lots of malt, lemon icing, and a bold smoky finish. This first release has me very excited for Wolfburn’s future. I can only imagine what their 10+ year whiskies will be like.

- SD

Astor's Glossary of Terms


As a synonym for Scottish, some people object to the term “Scotch” – but as far as their whisky goes, the Scottish people are required by law to classify the spirit as “Scotch whisky.”


Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out...

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