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Wolfburn 2014

Overall rating
86.00/100
votes
33
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
whiskysite.nl
Vintage
2014
Bottled
09.2017
Stated Age
03 years old
Casktype
Spanish Oak Ex Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
300
Strength
55.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Whiskysite.nl
Added on
12 Nov 2017 12:50 pm by Dominique69
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 59,99

5 × in wishlist

33 × member ratings

120 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Wolfburn 2014

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.00 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Rubber

    Wolfburn already has quite a few bottlings despite the young age of their malts. Many of those are private casks and limited bottlings. This is one of those, bottled especially for the Dutch online shop whiskysite.nl. It matured on Spanish sherry casks and was bottle at cask strength after three years.

    The nose is pretty herbal with something that reminds me of cow pat, half decomposed plants and stale, dark beer. Luckily it also has some sweetness like orange marmalade and ‘koetjesreep’ (fairly tasteless Dutch chocolate), but in all honesty this nose does not make me jump up and down in excitement. Adding water does not help. On the contrary, it adds lots of rubber on the nose.

    The body is just fine, the spiciness under control and the whisky sweet from the sherry cask. Again a marmalade of oranges, upholstered with raisins and some plums. Quite some tannins, though, making it lose quite some points in my book. Diluted it’s just a tad better. The fruity notes are more pronounced and hide the somewhat less attractive notes – which are plentiful, I’m afraid.

    The finish is rather short and sweet without water, but becomes pleasantly fruity with a good dollop of H2O.

    Not a bad Wolfburn, mind you, but I’ve had much better. Bad wood? Who’s to say? Anyway, not a grand one in my book. Thanks, Tom, for the sample.

  2. GIORGOS scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Thermidor scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    It's a nice one, but don't expect miracles from a 3yo. It's very much a cask whisky.
    • Nose
      Wet new oak, a sprinkling of rye flour and sawdust, and some pepper. Then sweetness from the cask, and yeastiness. A beer left in the sun.
    • Taste
      The cask comes in first, then the rye flour-tasting distillate I remember from a previous Wolfburn. Some petrol, cheap chocolates, and jam. With water it's almost a different whisky. The body's much better, and the sherry sweetness develops enough to balance out the less nice tastes. I'd give this a 70-something score neat, so water helps a lot.
    • Finish
      Minimal, fast and tangy neat. With water the sherry fruitiness lingers around for a while.

  4. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Finally a good Wolfburn! The nose is the only weaker part! CS improves a lot!
    • Nose
      Sherry. Milk caramel, fruits, honey, vanilla.
    • Taste
      Powerful and surprisingly matured. Spicy oak, creamy milk caramel and honey. Pepper and ginger.
    • Finish
      Long, oaky, spicy.

  5. breflex scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Great candy like nose: sweet, with body. Like being in a candy shop. Taste really Wolfburn, but really mature. Full taste. Changes during 20 minutes. Cinnamon, vanilla, dark fruits. Taste remains long in the finish. 
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Mister_FF scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Finally .... the first Wolfburn who completely convinced me.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

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