Wolfburn No. 270

Overall rating
83.36/100
votes
100
Whiskybase ID
WB109343
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Small Batch Release
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
03 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
0634158496394
Added on
22 mar 2018 8:10 am by M134481
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 69.28

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Whisky reviews for Wolfburn No. 270

19 users have left 19 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.36 points.

  1. Moses scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    That age and the price. I have a problem with that.
    Although I'm not a friend of under 12 year olds either.
    A free sample makes it possible :-)
    • Nose
      Spicy or Alcohol? Sweet vanilla and a little malty. Yes, he can promise sweet things. OK.
    • Taste
      Ok, it doesn't come as hard as expected, but it is very spicy. A certain sweetness towards light fruit. Well chosen.
    • Finish
      For wine, I would say very dry. It stays medium long and disappears slightly woody bitter. I would not buy again. thanks

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  3. glen efze scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    One of the older new distilleries in Scotland. Wolfburn is high up on the north coast in Thurso. That leads to expect wild coastal characteristics. No. 270 is unpeated. A young whisky from the Half-sized 1st fill Bourbon barrel, light golden, not colored and not chill-filtered. So honest stuff ...

    The number of the release? No, not the 270th, but the second of the small batches. The number is made up of the warehouse and storage location. Well, the child has to get some name ...

    www.glen-efze.de
    • Nose
      The first impression is exactly that: an honest, young whisky matured in ex-bourbon casks. These are all the typical light fruits, pears, unripe apples, some white peaches. In addition New Make Aromatik. But there is also wood coming and there is actually a little rinsing line and sea in the background. All of these tones struggle with the sweetness and vanilla that lays over them. At least these tones are alive ...
    • Taste
      The taste is sweet and bitterness / dryness, but not unpleasant. The alcohol can still be felt strongly despite the drinking strength. The fruit is accompanied by light-colored rinsing chocolate, vanilla with a little kelp. But maybe it's just because we're here in the north and the head wants to find these notes. A young ex-bourbon whisky, work in progress.
    • Finish
      The whisky starts sweet and ends dry. It also has a bitterness from the wood, which is certainly due to the half-sized barrels. All of this is not quite harmonious, but always about medium length and a little astringent.

      A distillery that fits my loot scheme: independent, in the north and by the sea. But it has only been active since 2013 and this whisky was bottled in 2018. He is young and accordingly offers an intermediate stage in the development of the distillery. He still needs some time to convince. Nevertheless, it has interesting notes and is quite tasty. But also young ...

  4. JBKwb scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. 67conrad67 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Smell: Fruity nose, fruit cake, nice balance, vinous, fruit gum, lychee, ripe tangerine

    Taste: the nose continues on the palate, lychee again, but in the aftertaste there is also a nice portion of wood

    Color: pale gold tone, medium WR, of course

    Conclusion: The young age is well hidden - as a fruity summer dram it is quite fun.

  6. jkswift scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. 2ndSip scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Air is good for the whisky, then on the nose it is clear on the fruity side and interestingly complex.
    However, it still looks quite wild and impetuous (is "only" a 3-year-old), although it does bring a good portion of fruit with it.
    ['really not bad'-whisky --- but do I need a bottle?]
    • Nose
      81 81
      at the beginning he seems quite closed. When he had a little air to breathe, bright fruits appear: apricot, ripe pear.
      A little vanilla appears in the background, which gets stronger over time, but still remains subdued. After a while, tropical (unripe) fruits are added: banana, mango, pineapple; I also have the association with coconut, albeit very weakly.
      I still have a light spice, fresh sawdust and something herbal in my nose.
    • Taste
      80 80
      very soft to start with, but the flavor builds up quickly and turns into a creamy consistency. The tongue becomes coated and becomes drier.
      The fruits from the nose do not quite come through in taste, even though they are there. He's not as cute as expected.
    • Finish
      79 79
      The finish is medium-long, with the (oak) spice lingering the longest on the palate and on the tongue. It gets "earthy" and dry at the back. A note of vanilla comes quite late.

  8. wbarchive_103403 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
      Sweet, fruity (peaches, tangerines, oranges, pears), coconut, vanilla
    • Taste
      80 80
      Fruity (apples, pears, apples), sweet, honey, vanilla, leather
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium long, earthy, spicy, oaky

  10. Simo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  11. dr.mad scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      76 76

  12. MrYens scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  13. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Well done, no flaws. No crazy complexity. Vanilla, banana. Touched pretty delicate. Not very singular.

    Enthusiasm 3/5

    Whisky n ° 1863

  14. Skyd scored this whisky 85 points Newbie

    • Nose
      vanilla, peachy, coconut, smoked and peated, maritime
    • Taste
      spicy, coconut
    • Finish
      spicy, a bit bitter

  15. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    My first wolfburn and not really a revelation. But again acceptable for the adolescent age. I'm curious how it would taste more mature with 10 to 15 years.
    • Nose
      83 83
      He needs a lot of time in the glass and starts with spicy ginger at the beginning. Then follow malt, vanilla and coconut. Later then sweet fruit gummy bears.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Again, mainly spicy impressions. Some light fruitiness and a hint of chocolate are still there. The alcohol is quite well involved.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Finish medium long with a little oak and a slightly bitter nut. Dries the oral cavity considerably and therefore stimulates to refill ..

  16. mr.p9 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  17. Greenkeeper scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I can fully confirm the contribution of erizo.
    That I forgive a few points less is just my personal rating. Everyone here is trying to keep their relationship with other bottlings they try.

    Back to Wolfburn: Although the whisky has a different character, I find myself more often that I compare the products of this distillery with those of Kilchoman.
    Because Wolfburn it also somewhat similar to Kilchoman also manages to demand surprisingly high prices for very young whiskys, but then surprisingly great whiskys for the age to deliver, so that it is just as surprised to note that the initially seemingly high prices are not quite To be wrongly requested.

    This # 270 is a new example. Tasty young, without it bothers, intense, yet well-balanced and then also really tasty, which testifies to a lot of skill, very good barrels and a very well-crafted fire.

  18. erizo scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very surprising for such a young whisky, intense vanilla and a hint of coconut, dangerously tasty. Very well done.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  19. M134481 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  20. RobIsrael scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Re- taste, better then Langskip, but not more then 80 pts.

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