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Overall rating
82.72/100
votes
188
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
08.08.2018
Casktype
First Fill Bourbon Casks
Strength
58.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
0634158496400
Added on
30 Aug 2018 10:05 am by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 52.01

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188 × member ratings

398 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Wolfburn Langskip

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.72 points

  1. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very inexperienced with Wolfburn. My neighbor happened to have one and offered me a sample of this Langskip. I got curious and accepted it with grace!
    • Nose
      Initially this is loaded with a lot of alcohol. It desperately needs water to get to it’s full potential. At the first sniff I got a kind of candystore experience. It’s extremely sweet and also quite some sourness. Later on, when a big amount of water has been added, it turns into a lot of sweet&sour fruits. I get a lot of apple. Sour green and sweet red apples. Along with that comes white grapes, pickles, a whiff of coconut and fresh oak.
    • Taste
      On the initial taste it is to much alcohol to take in. This one needs to be watered down to approximately 40-43% before it’s possible to get flavors out of it. That’s not a problem, it’s fun to try and gain acces to the palate. It turns out soft, sweet and rather spirity. You can tell by the development of flavors that it’s not matured very long. Apple, lemongrass and pomelo. Quite some pepper and some mild spices are present as well. It’s a t rather straight forward whisky.
    • Finish
      The finish is rather short and orientated on the more sour part of fruits and spiced/herbal influences.

      I think this expression at CS could give a good insight of the Wolfburn character. Don’t have enough experience with this distillery to say that it is.

  2. HammerHead scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Tasting notes based on the 5th dram out of my bottle (bottling date 18.01.19) after leaving it alone for about a month. This whisky needs lots of time to settle down as initially it is a pretty rough, sour and violent experience. But then it clearly shows it's potential, very promising for a probably 3 to 4 year old malt.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Initially (first few drams) very acidic and sour, a smell of baby vomit, also sour white wine, krupuk, lime juice, sweet and sour pickles and atjar. Needs water and at least 30 minutes to settle down.
      As already mentioned the vomit like sourness also clearly resides with dropping bottle level. More fruit like apples and pears, baked banana, vanilla cookies and a more herbal feel to the nose with green tea, basil, menthol and mint.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Sour apples and pears, lemon and grapefruit, vanilla, nippy alcohol with clear pepper.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium length and surprisingly mellow. Vanilla and honey like sweetness and mild woody white pepper note.

  3. RobIsrael scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    Interesting malt, but very oak driven. I think this distillate will be very interesting in more moderate refill wood and some more years (10-18).

  4. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A little closed. A hint of smoke? Malt, pear, it's all that young. In the mouth, consistent. Not stupid, but strong. Well done, but without great identity. He lets the drum speak more than the distillate.

    Enthusiasm 3/5
    Whisky n ° 1864

  5. Teomarg scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This is one of those whiskies that really profits from oxidation. I had a 6cl left half full for a few weeks and it came out a lot less alcoholic and a lot more fruity and balanced. It really gained to the good! If you have an almost full bottle, just leave it a few nights with the cork off.

  7. YD84 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

  8. schengel10 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Young, wild and unrestrained, but with a lot of potential.
    A very successful bottling for its 5 years - not exactly cheap.
    [Color] white wine;
    • Nose
      fresh, fruity, slightly acidic, apples, pears, vanilla, minimal smoke (?);
    • Taste
      diluted to approx. 46%: strong, light fruits, apples, cereals, vlt. Peach, fine vanilla, spices, plain pepper, little oak;
    • Finish
      short, sweet, sparkling, some oak;

  9. Malthead19 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    - a "muscle man" like a bomb on the palate
    explodes,
    - very powerful, very strong and not for beginners!
    - the smell is much better and also more interesting
    than the taste
    - needs a few more years of maturation to get the aromas better
    to be able to develop or accept
    • Nose
      young, fresh, strong, floral, green apples, a little peach, smells more fruity than sweet, oak, spice, not as strongly alcoholic as expected, rather a very pleasant smell
    • Taste
      without water.:
      strong oak-heavy approach, briefly sweet then enormous oppressive spice and a real force on the palate, very strong and powerful development, then it starts to burn on the cheeks, behind the burning you can notice typical bourbon aromas: toffee, vanilla, honey;

      with water:
      the burning is gone, but it still remains very spicy, definitely not a "sweet" bourbon barrel storage,
      light honey and toffee notes in the background
    • Finish
      short, very powerful finish; medium-long strong aftertaste, burns (but pleasantly) for a few seconds on the lip and on the palate

  10. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

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