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Wolfburn Aurora

Overall rating
80.50/100
votes
228
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
03 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon, Oloroso Sherry Hogsheads
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
26 Aug 2016 2:04 pm by Alastor
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 49,18

Whisky Reviews for Wolfburn Aurora

37 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.50 points

  1. Dre73 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    This one is just 'okay'. Pretty pleasant, but not astonishing in any kind. The nose is the best part of this whisky.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Pretty pleasant nose, first some sweetness, caramel. Later on it gets more and moral floral, some fragrance of soap or perfumed.
    • Taste
      82 82
      A slight pepper, not too complex, some sweetness like caramel and some honey. The floral part disappears a little.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Pretty short, and not very remarkable. Some caramel sweetness left.

  2. LDB scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    The nose smells like good Riesling! Amazing.
    Unfortunately he is a bit unbalanced. Mineral gooseberry.

    Taste: strong fruity, a really interesting taste, removes a maritime touch.

    Finish: a bit herbaceous, but a little disappointing, there is not much left.

  3. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Sweet apples, overmature fruits, cake, dust, pears, oak, vanilla and sweet perfume notes on nose.

    Sweet fruits, spices, light putridness, dust, apples, pears, light smoke notes on palate.

    Apples, vanilla, spices, oak notes on short finish.

    It’s a simple, young, fresh whisky. 

  4. markjedi1 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    If I didn’t know a part had matured on oloroso, I would have sworn this was fino or manzanilla. Anyway, good, but not grand. But maybe that is to be expected of a single malt of only 4 years old. Between 50 and 60 EUR.
    • Nose
      The nose starts fairly malty with some light sherry influence. Think pineapple and leather, bitter oranges, juicy pear and some melon. Hint of cold coffee. Cherries. Not bat, but rather light in my book.
    • Taste
      It is immediately somewhat bitter, without becoming astringent. I am reminded of pink grapefruit, again some oranges, gooseberries and some chestnut. Quite a few nuts in the mix (pecan, cashew and pistachio) and a drop of honey. There is a mildly smoky edge to it. Again, quite nice, but not grand.
    • Finish
      The finish is the best part. Long, spicy, bitter, smoky and very clean.

  5. M134481 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. mema82 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Zapala_86 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Wolfburn Aurora 46% vol. Sherry Oak

    Maturation: 40% second-fill quarter cask of, 40% first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels, 20% first-fill Oloroso Sherry hogsheads

    Nose: note of dark chocolate, raisins in chocolate, cherries in chocolate, fruit, hints of coffee, malty, coconut chips (at least for a moment), pleasant and quite complex, nice balance

    Taste: dried fruit, bittersweet, nut mix, sherry notes, fruit jam, barrel, malt, warming, nicely hidden alcohol, all delicate, not overwhelming

    Finish: quite long, warming, fruity with a hint of honey and spices

    Very good dram, again young but nicely composed, notes of sherry are delicate, do not dominate the distillate, we do not have smoke here, it is fruity, honey and pleasantly sweet, but definitely not liqueur, very balanced sweetness.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. MaltMusings did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    https://malt-musings.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/gbmm2017-wolfburn-distillery.html

  9. HunterRomario scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I tasted at the Whisky Festival 2017. The youth is talkative on the tongue, the body is quite thin but overall is due to the age of solid whisky, the sherry barrels seem to have helped me, I definitely have a better impression of the Aurora than the first filling of a distillery named Hand Crafted.
    • Nose
      Fresh, citrus-fresh and honey-like aroma. This includes grass, straw. (85 b)
    • Taste
      The taste fits well with the scent. Wood, slightly bourbon dill, vanilla, spiciness. (85 b)

  10. fileosoph scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

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