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Wolfburn Langskip

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
First Fill Bourbon Casks
58.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
30 Aug 2018 10:30 am by maltaholic

Average value

€ 52,48

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93 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Wolfburn Langskip

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.69 points

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Tasting notes based on the 5th dram out of my bottle 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, 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.

  2. 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).

  3. 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

  4. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    It starts with a really strange smell, itis actually too young with the acolhol not so well integrated yet. Despite this, it's actually a pretty enjoyable dram, with some more maturing time this could become a really good one.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Very strange and special nose... Eastern spices, nasi vegetables, leek. Then 'sudocreme', accompanied by alcohol.
      Later on, more recognizable aroma's come through, peach, and some vanilla.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Pickering, lots of alcohol, with dome bitterness, alcohol isn't well integrated yet. Vanilla and pear.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Syrprisingly smooth, but pretty short as well. Some peach and honey, vanilla. After a while the finish becomes more intense and longer. At last, cigar tobacco remains in the mouth for a long time.

  5. larswehmeier scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fresh and grassy. A fine hint of smoke or at least an association of it. Mild sweetness reminiscent of light honey.
    • Taste
      Strong and young. Already surprisingly much oak.
    • Finish
      Short and sweet. Slightly dry. Fine oak.

  6. dramspotter scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Quite promising without wowing, the fresh Bourbon barrels do their best to provide a fruity character, but the suspicion is still that some further maturation would improve this. Reminiscent of the Glenglassaugh Evolution but not half the fruitiness that that one exhibited
    • Nose
      strong citrus; newly cut grass
    • Taste
      tasteless to start then syrupy lemon drizzle
    • Finish
      short->medium; mainly driven by alcohol - it is not ridiculously astringent and taken as a potential Highland character, almost a welcome distinguishing characteristic; however, it does leave a chemical aftertaste that reminds me of artificial sweeteners

  7. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
      pepper, almonds
    • Taste
      78 78
      fruit (apricots?), nuts
    • Finish
      76 76
      nuts, toffee, pepper

  8. RR60 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Despite his (probably) young age, he is very complex: some sweetness (honey, vanilla), a bit malty, a little chocolate, fruity.
    Long-lasting finish.

  9. rolabob scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  10. St. Pauli scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Colour: pale to yellow gold

    I'm not sure how to verdict this one. The potential of the spirit seems there, but I'm not sure about the cask management. I found this whisky a bit astringent, certainly without water. It was as if the wood had given mostly spice and some vanilla, but not really the fruity notes that you might expect. On top of that, I think that the extractive maturation (removing some unwanted elements from the spirit) was not fully over yet when this whisky was bottled. Some of this can be partly undone with water. The scores I gave are for the version with water. Without water I would give at least 6 points less.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Slightly salty and mineral, but don't expect Islay or Talisker style. The smoke is more modest here. It tends more in the direction of Springbank if you would have to compare. It has the same minerality and earthy undertone of putty and liquorice. Next to that there is young whisky, green (menthol) with a bit of bubble gum and various citrus fruits.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Quite alcoholic and astringent without water. The smoke and earth dominate, with the green notes of menthol and chlorophyl following put. It's not so very much to my liking, not balanced. With water it is more balanced and therefore better. It's rather spicy though, with a lot of ginger. There is more citrus fruit.
    • Finish
      80 80
      A rather short decrescendo of peat, pepper, ginger, vanilla and chlorophyl. It gets very hot without water. With water it's better again, adding almond to the profile.


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