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Wolfburn Hand Crafted

Overall rating
80.32/100
votes
474
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
03 years old
Number of bottles
16000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
0634158496349
Added on
21 Dec 2015 10:15 am by Erik Elixir
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 48,09

30 × in wishlist

474 × member ratings

1499 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Wolfburn Hand Crafted

118 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.32 points

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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;

  4. Shining_Bright scored this whisky 44 points Newbie

    Awful - yes I accept that they need an early financial return and it's barely 3 y/o. But for £45 I could buy a 10y/o Springbank - there is no comparison. Should never have been bottled.
    • Nose
      Young raw spirit, un-tamed ex islay peated cask.
    • Taste
      Grappa. Some sweetness from the cask.
    • Finish
      Makes you shudder (Really!) this is nasty. And yet... somewhere in the background is a GREAT spirit that just needs 12 years aging to realise it's potential. I would truly be happy to invest in a barrel. But I would not buy another bottle.

  5. thatcher2000 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      79 79

  6. Calmar scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A young but pleasant mole, there is a certain potential in the basis, the first pancake did not go far; it's very simple and simple, but some depth is visible, there is no sense of boredom and senselessness of the process when tasting, it will be interesting in the future to try the more seasoned spirits of this distillery. Rating: 8.30 reference
    • Nose
      Open, a lot of grain, moonshine notes, very young, herbaceous tones, a few vegetables - turnips, zucchini; apples, a little lemon peel, very weak peat and smoky shades.
    • Taste
      Oily, sweet-grain with peppery wave.
    • Finish
      Spicy, sweet-moonshine, orange peel, grapefruit crust, light notes of pickled cucumbers, a little oak.

  7. thijs100 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Young whisky, of course. But characterful nevertheless. And no fancy wood trickery either. Kudos.
    • Nose
      Subtle orchard fruits, like apples, but also white grapes and banana. Somewhat grassy, with a hint of ash and smoke. It is plenty sweet, by the way. Think vanilla and marzipan.
    • Taste
      I really enjoy the oily texture. The palate is a tad dry, and showcases some cracked black pepper. There's also room for a pinch of salt, as well as a light touch of smoke. Some sweetness remains, as do the green and yellow fruits, but certainly not as pronounced as on the nose.
    • Finish
      Spicy and nutty.

  8. larswehmeier scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    The very first whisky from Wolfburn shows for me already an amazingly high quality and makes it clear that much can be expected from the distillery.
    • Nose
      First, fresh bright fruit-fruitiness. Over it a delicate plume of smoke that comes salty and reminds of the beach. With time in the glass, he becomes more and more grassy toward straw and
    • Taste
      Light and mild on the tongue. The smoke is in the background. Fresh and fruity.
    • Finish
      Quite short, but already slightly spicy. Already surprisingly round and hardly metallic.

  9. Sonett scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      75 75

  10. Rogier Engel scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    For a 3 year young whisky, a strong taste and nice aftertaste.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

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