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When Wolfburn single malt Scotch whisky distillery was founded in 2013 it became the northernmost distillery in mainland Scotland. It's situated within 350 metres of the site of the original Wolfburn distillery, dating from 1821, which closed its doors back in the nineteenth century. All that remains of the historic distillery are its foundation stones, but the burn from which it took its name is also the water source used today as whisky distilling returns to Thurso.
The distillery has a single pair of Forsyths copper pot stills. The wash still has a capacity of 5,500 litres and the boil ball spirit still has a capacity of 3,600 litres. Fermentation times range from 70-92 hours in the four stainless steel washbacks and the distillery has a single 1.1 tonne semi-lauter mash tun.
Both unpeated and peated spirits are produced and filled into a combination of ex-bourbon hogsheads and quarter casks as well as ex-Oloroso Sherry casks (roughly a third going into each). Distillery manger Shane Fraser previously worked at Glenfarclas for seven years, as well as spending time at Royal Lochnagar and Oban.
Another ace whisky from the Wolfburn distillery way up in the north of Scotland. Langskip is matured exclusively in first-fill bourbon casks and is bottled at a generous 58% ABV, making it a particularly powerfully flavoursome dram. Impressive as ever fro
Tasting notes: On the nose sherry sweetness mingles with aromas of heather honey and apple blossom. On the palate its complexity shows itself: at first sweet and creamy, then soft bourbon notes begin to shine through. Hints of oak and vanillin are prese
A late 2016 release from the Wolfburn distillery, matured in a combination of casks - 40% of this whisky was aged in second-fill quarter casks, 40% in first-fill ex-bourbon barrels and 20% in first-fill Oloroso Sherry hogsheads. An exciting release from t
Becoming Scotland's northernmost mainland whisky producing distillery when it released its first single malt in March 2016, Wolfburn is built just 350m away from the ruins of the 19th century distillery from which it takes its name. With long fermentation
A late 2017 addition to Wolfburn's core range, Morven is a lightly peated single malt from the northernmost distillery in mainland Scotland. This expression rounds out the distillery's range well (which also features their signature Northland Single Malt
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