Wolfburn Hand Crafted

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
03 years old
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
21 Dec 2015 10:15 am by Erik Elixir

Average value

€ 45.87

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525 × member ratings

1723 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Wolfburn Hand Crafted

129 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.28 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    delicious to drink, for the age already very balanced
    • Nose
      no movement after pouring: fresh fruity white wine, no alcoholic notes, then nutmeg and slightly sour, pleasant later with movement: malt, the white wine note recedes in the background, slightly sour bread dough, clove and nutmeg, candy note, water note
    • Taste
      Smooth and then sparkling, tingling, pleasant, fruity with malt and sweetness, licorice, cereals, on the palate slightly bitter and wood / chocolate,
    • Finish
      In short, the notes are weak, grain salt and some wood

  2. Rody024 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    Promising dram considered the balance of flavours and the harmony of ABV. It is very young and new-makey though.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Intensity - 6
      Richness - 6,5
      Peat smoke, malt, vanilla, smoked fish, banana and a whiff of walnuts.
    • Taste
      70 70
      Intensity - 6
      Richness - 6
      Watery, yet warming mouthfeel.
      Black pepper, caramel, dried fruits and some vanilla.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Surprisingly long with some complexity with tones of dried fruits and caramel.

  3. Shining_Bright scored this whisky 16 points Member Senior

    Appalling - truly awful. Perhaps the worst 'whisky' I have ever tasted, yet priced at more than 10 y/o Springbank or Ardbeg 10!

    And yet... if you can get beyond the horror of the arrival, there is some REALLY good spirit here just waiting to get older. But right now - its undrinkable, so how can others possibly give 80 points? are they awarding points for potential?
    • Nose
      Raw new make spirit, rough grappa.
    • Taste
      sharp spirit alcohol drowns out everything.
    • Finish

  4. schengel10 scored this whisky 67 points Connoisseur

    This whisky certainly has potential. However, at the age of 3, he is clearly too young for me - so at best average!
    [Color] white wine;
    • Nose
      a lot of malt, cereals, lemon, lemone, floral, cold ashtray;
    • Taste
      fruity, sparkling, malty, grainy, cereals, sweetness, woody, smoky, distinct youth;
    • Finish
      short, sweet, fruity finish; peppery, smoky;

  5. Andytka3 scored this whisky 61 points Connoisseur

    Light and disjointed, diluted new make with hints of canned fruits, some sweet malts, but irrelevant. You can nose it hard whole hour and still not getting much out from it. Probably from a batch with high proportion of refill casks. Tart and feather light.  Young, short and generic. Certainly needed more "cask time".

    — at Whisky Live Singapore.
    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      72 72

  6. Avdboom scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    What strikes me in this dram is not it's level of maturity, but it's lack of immaturity! There are no distracting elements to be found. And that's for a 3yo! It's sweet and there is a soft sweet Lagavulinish peat coming trough, delightful! It's got aroma's you expect for a young Malt, not complex, but a whole lot of enjoyment factor. Really impressive with this 3yo first mass bottling! I'll be following them for the future for sure!

  7. Slainte_Mattes_67 scored this whisky 60 points Member Senior

    Still young, not mature and for the price .... well. There may be potential in the distillery, but there still seems to be a long way to go...

  8. herdertje scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      apricots and a clear hint of smoke, nicely matched; in the background some sour apples and unripe pear, hint of banana and marshmallow
    • Taste
      85 85
      soft start, take a while
      subtle presence of yellow and white fruit
    • Finish
      84 84
      accent of nuts and a hint of smoke

  9. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    I find the nose quite pleasant, but in the mouth it is not mine. Rather unbalanced and too bitter/dry for me.
    • Nose
      Honeyed sweet and grassy, some unripe banana, bread dough, slight freshness, pleasant, warmed some pepper, yellow ripe fruit in the background, spiced peach, vanilla and minimal glue associations
    • Taste
      Rather dry onset, woody, grain, slightly tart, apple, honey only hinted at, salt, quite dry overall, almost bitter, watery, but still quite intense
    • Finish
      slight freshness, woody, as if you had bitten through an apple shell, slightly malty

  10. Spiceweasel scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
      Light smoke, sweet vanilla, pear, spicy and yet complex for 3 years,
    • Taste
      82 82
      Spicy, delicate herbal aromas, less sweet than the nose expected. The alcohol is there, but not quite harmonious.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Unfortunately much too short, light smoke aroma, subtle fruit, overall very light, sweet note


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