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Wolfburn Northland

Overall rating
81.29/100
votes
111
Whiskybase ID
WB86821
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2016
Casktype
ex-Islay Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
0634158496349
Added on
14 Sep 2016 8:06 pm by Murdo
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 44.26

13 × in wishlist

111 × member ratings

309 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Wolfburn Northland

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.29 points

  1. The_Osprey scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Wolfburn Northland Single Malt. Consumed August 2018. Aroma is subtle but pleasant - apple, banana and green raisin. Subtle but good. Taste is rounded, punchy alcohol and salt, some nice oak and papery custard notes. Touch of estery pear. Faint peat dryness. Well crafted. Enjoyable at the time...but I got the impression that this was the main contributor to the killer hangover I had the next day. 3.4/81

  2. diamond2000 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: fresh, grain, maltiness, unripe fruits - apricot, green apple, lemon; linseed oil. A slight phenolicity is caught, something like ash, coal, sterile bandages, a crust of burnt bread.

    Taste: caustic, black pepper, herbaceous and bitter citrus peel, burnt bread, distinctly mineral-coal. Sweetness appears, but there is a minimum of it, lemonade, ripe peach.

    Finish: More phenolic than the taste, charred wood, charcoal, zest, burned, light sweetness, medium length.

    Score: 81

    Result: dry, mineral-phenolic, with pleasant sourness, but with excessive bitterness for me.
    Whisky for an amateur, somehow ridiculous came out with these ex-Isla barrels, they seemed to give something from peat whisky, but it seemed out of place here ... but it doesn't work out to be called bad whisky either ...

  3. noelc scored this whisky 74 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      73 73
      Fresh and fruity, not very intense
    • Taste
      76 76
      Slightly smoky, honey, fruity
    • Finish
      74 74
      Quite sharp, the smoke comes through more.
      After a while it ends fruity

  4. J.K.Ch scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Simple but decent smoky whisky, a pleasant age / quality ratio, but a slightly worse price / quality ratio. It's not for me to buy a bottle.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Fresh, smoky, richly fruity with a predominance of sweeter citrus, nectarines, pineapple and white chocolate
    • Taste
      81 81
      Slightly smoky, fruity with strong vanilla. A little pineapple and a little mint.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Drier and slightly bitter, medium long. Virtually smoke-free.

  5. matfrl scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    20-12-2019
    • Nose
      78 78
      vanilla, honey, fruit, smoke
    • Taste
      82 82
      vanilla, honey, fruit, smoke
    • Finish
      80 80
      vanilla, honey, fruit, smoke

  7. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Visually young, a little harsh, but nicely composed with fruit and vanilla without drifting into New Make notes. Beautiful subtle smoke and minerality and pleasing unsüß.

  8. dramidaris scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  10. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/04/09/on-location-wolfburn/

    Shane is very pleased with his quarter casks. He tells me they come from Laphroaig still lovely & fresh, and as refills, without such a resinous nip. Sounds ideal!

    N: Those familiar with Laphroaig’s Quarter Cask expression[s] will recognise its character here, perfectly relaxed within the company of Wolfburn’s spirit.
    T: I’m immediately struck by the crisp arrival of the oily-barley. Boy, those casks are fresh.
    F: Seemingly short but it lingers if you allow it. I was halfway back to Wick and still getting soft reminder bursts – such is the staying-power of those phenols, coupled with Wolfburn’s wonderfully clean yet sustaining barley spirit.
    C: Given this is straight whisky, peated through maturation, Northland is a lovely take on Laphroaig for those who want a lighter smokey [Islay-esque] session dram. Let’s be clear though, this isn’t Laphroaig-light, this is Wolfburn right!Scores a C-

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