Wolfburn No. 204

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Small Batch Release
Stated Age
05 years old
1st Fill Madeira Cask Finish
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
02 nov 2020 2:34 pm by Tauti

Average value

£ 59.85

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Whisky reviews for Wolfburn No. 204

14 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.90 points.

  1. erizo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Wolfburn makes itself, another well-made whisky, I'm looking forward to the first 10-year-old.
    • Nose
      Sweetish, vanilla and honey, subtle, pleasant smoky note
    • Taste
      Creamy with honey and vanilla, also here a subtle smoky note
    • Finish
      Very long, mouth-filling, like caramel with a delicate smoke

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  3. Baileij scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

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

  4. glen efze scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    The no. 204 is Wolfburn's fifth small batch release. The batch includes 5,000 bottles and was released in 2020. The whisky first matured in bourbon barrels for five years and was then finished in fresh Madeira hogsheads for six months. The whisky is light golden, with good will a reddish hue can be seen.

    • Nose
      The first impression when nosing: This Wolfburn is also young. It has a young bitterness, unripe pear, grassy aromas. In the background is some fermenting wine. There are also lactic acid notes, yoghurt with apricot.
    • Taste
      It has a certain sweetness, but then there isn't much. Young, sweet and therefore much too strong alcohol. Weak chocolate, possibly traces of Madeira somewhere. But above all young bitterness. The combination of immature sweetness and bitterness is not pretty. It's too watery and flat - and yet the alcohol burns.
    • Finish
      The finish is metallically bitter and alcoholic.

      No, it's not good. This whisky is also too young and not matured enough. It doesn't fit, the alcohol is poorly integrated and the aromas are too weak. The bourbon barrels weren't good and didn't contribute much vanilla. And the Madeira Hogsheads didn't improve that either.

  5. Sporx scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Slightly sulphurous, acidic, sour cream

    the taste
    Creamy, slightly watery, spicy, in the direction of sherry, some alcohol spiciness, acidity

    Medium length, sweetish, slightly spicy

  6. rolabob scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Hupsende Hippie scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Plum, apricot, vanilla, honey, slightly sour.
    • Taste
      Sweet. Dark caramel, rubbery (lovely edge from the Madeira barrel, I think). Ripe plum. Lemon. hazelnuts. Cinnamon.

  8. GlenGabriel scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

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

  9. MrDvorak scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The scent is a wet old sweater, a dusty barn, unripe yellow fruit and dough. Taste with sourness, rather buttery with notes of white grapes, apples and vanilla. The finish is medium, spicy, with fermented berries and oak.

    Farming, quite simple, if you do not know what it is finished in, then you won’t think out too much, neatly and moderately hardened, good.

    RATING: 84pts - | 83 - 86 (B) → Good | - Not a “must”, but a nice-to-have.

  10. JNuyts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  11. Jackson05 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Easy drinking and enjoyable for what it is.

  12. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    this is not a malt for me; too many strange notes
    Where's the influence on tap? I would have expected more
    • Nose
      starts thin, very earthy, banana decreases, vanilin sugar, becomes slightly cheesy, medium-old malt, minimal smoke
      Banana comes back late

      from 1920s: sweet, wall paint, asparagus water, earthy, banana
      with water: the earth note becomes even stronger
    • Taste
      soft and silky on the palate
      Banana, a note that I cannot name, oak, spicy, slightly jelly, will come tart, wine-like notes, slightly chemical notes will be more, later roast, ham from the pan, laboratory insulation
    • Finish
      medium long
      Oak, tart, slightly bitter, an earthy note like on a construction site, a note that I cannot specify

  13. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A colorful, loud, mischievous drunken scotch with a juicy sweet and sour berry character.
    • Nose
      Wine, with a light trail of fermented berries, with shades of wool, belly, old skin, baba and carnation.
    • Taste
      Sweet and sour, berry, slightly malty, oak.
    • Finish
      Medium duration, bright, spicy, full of berry and fruity tones, with a moderate malt content and a delicate oak influence.

  14. Ulcinj scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  15. Wolf68 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88


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