- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 03 years old
- 1st Fill Bourbon, Oloroso Sherry Hogsheads
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 26 Aug 2016 2:04 pm by Alastor
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Whisky Reviews for Wolfburn Aurora
40 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.47 points
- Overall, very malty and sweet, but still occurs strong and voluminous. In the end, however, he leaves behind a still quite young character. I'm looking forward to older bottlings later
Sweet, malt and sherry, a bit biting in the nose
Sweet, sherry present, dominated by alcohol sharpness
Medium long, some oak, sherry can be recognized, malt is clearly in the foreground, some dry fruit will come through later
smoke, honey, sweet
honey, sweet, malt, sherry
honey, sweet, malt, sherry
- This one is just 'okay'. Pretty pleasant, but not astonishing in any kind. The nose is the best part of this whisky.
Pretty pleasant nose, first some sweetness, caramel. Later on it gets more and moral floral, some fragrance of soap or perfumed.
A slight pepper, not too complex, some sweetness like caramel and some honey. The floral part disappears a little.
Pretty short, and not very remarkable. Some caramel sweetness left.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
The finish is the best part. Long, spicy, bitter, smoky and very clean.
- 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.