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Whisky Reviews for Wolfburn Northland
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.38 points
The bottles have had a great make-over, but inside, the Northland remains lightly-matured in ex-Laphroaig 1/4 casks, non-chill filtered and presented at natural colour. Wolfburn have maintained this as a 3yo as it was when I tried it in 2017. Does that means they are keeping their older stocks for something special, in say, 2023?
N: Soft toasted liquid barley with a light/quiet but noticeable [and likeable] pebble-like salinity. It’s also nicely farmy/earthy/peaty [the 10ppm staying incredibly intact throughout the spirit-making process], with a touch of rubber, a smaller touch of tar,… more earth, soft wet clay,…
T: Crystalised [vegetal-savoury] sugars, a soft peppery spice, and a light integrated smokiness matched/merged with the light oakiness, but it’s the barley that’s held aloft – so there’s a balance for certain – those ‘wet’ Islay casks not dominating in the slightest. Good job.
F: With a surprisingly decent sustain, we’ve a lingering spice into oiliness > tar, a mellow savoury-sour wishy-washy citrus salinity and a smoked vegetal sugar barley conclusion.
C: Since last trying the Northland nearly three years ago, it’s clear Wolfburn are maintaining consistency very well. This is as I remembered it before, though with the balance between spirit and cask further improved. It’s the softness, the assuredness I found most remarkable here. Pair with Stauning’s Kaos [WLP] for an interesting side-by-side North Sea comparison.
- Hi orcahome,
just curious: Whats makes it a "2017" edition? Is it mentioned on the label?