- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 14 Aug 2017 11:30 am by MaltMusings
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Whisky Reviews for Wolfburn Morven
27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.90 points
- The northernmost distillery in Scotland (on the mainland). The first drop of distillate flowed from the alembics on January 25, 2013. Morven is the only smoky version, made from ordered barley malt, 10 ppm thick, is about 4.5 years old. Production of the Morven version takes place only for 6 weeks a year. Matures in barrels first and second fill Bourbon, as well as brand new, fresh quarter caskach 125 l (outside Islay).
Very balanced. Lovely whisky in budget price
Peat, Smoke, Tar
Peat, Toffee, vanilla, oak
Medium long, delicate, balanced, vanilla, ginger, very mild peat
- I rated him with 80 points. Who thinks now: "ui, 80 points, that must have been bad" is completely wrong. I thought the whisky was good. And he was fun. For that reason also a "paint mark" after Ralfy and no 79.
But I'm also happy if I do not have to drink such a bottle every day. It is best as a supplement to well-balanced, balanced malts. A colorful swab in the monotony of the normal, so to speak. Also my description seems to my reviews "good" and "fun" very strange. Because I spontaneously had the following impression: "A damp coarse cleaning rag, previously stored in a musty, cold basement, with which one just wiped down a dropped cream cheese and then this rag into an old wooden vat filled with a pound of brown cane sugar, a pint of pear juice and a bottle of turpentine , then dipped it all in the wooden tub again thoroughly thoroughly. That came to my mind.
A wonderfully perverse whisky, very young, quite unreasonable and actually not really drinkable for off-beat snobs and connoisseurs. Nevertheless, the spirit reveals in my opinion that at Wolfburn right experts are at work. People who understand their craft so well that in a few years they will make a fine addition to the scene. I'm almost sure.
Because despite the clear immature turpentine notes missing pronounced metallic notes and it is then noticeable on the second, thorough review of the first impression that now there are hints of wood and a fine, restrained spiciness, but lacking any sharpness. So something must be basically a very successful distillate.
And although the spirit has a different character, I remembered Kilchoman about 5 years ago, when I came into contact with the 2012 Machir Bay for the first time around 2013. Even if the comparison already had more maturity and the klichoman spirit is quite different.
Of course, around 42-44 euros are actually too expensive for this whisky, which also does not offer much more than a roughly similar (and also slightly too bad rated) Glen Grant Majors' reserve, which it was for under 20 euros. Of course, this cheap bottling can not keep up with the great in my eyes "128er" Wolfburn. But she does not have to. For all lovers of younger whisky or those who want to feel the evolution of a spirit in the maturing process for the price in the current market situation quite a recommendation. Because with a very slightly smoky and basically mild-fruity whisky, no master distiller can perform better after just 3 years of maturity for the price.
- If Morven is really the bestseller for the distillery, I hope it doesn't mean that this one is the best bottling they have. It was rather dissapointing in a new distlleries tasting where it came in dead last.
Not more there apart from a malty sweetness and some not so pleasant peatiness - totally lacking any character.
Tasted at a new scottish distillery tasting (winner was Lindores Abbey 21 month old bourbon cask sample that even pulverized a Kilchoman (b.2018) 100% Islay).
- Tasted on 14/02/20 during a Coastal Scotland tasting.
My first Wolfburn. Surprising. Pretty smoky without being overly assiduous. Fairly well balanced with the wood. Somewhat "dirty" which makes and keeps the dram interesting. Not very complex, but nicely "made". Nice pricing for a young whisky from a young distillery. Hopefully promises good things for the future!
- Nose: young sharpyness sticks above all the other notes, very little peat is present in the nose, a little bit salty but everything is overwhelmed with the young sharpyness.
Taste: young malt with light peat. A little bit of spice on the side.
Finish: even the finish doesnt last that long.
Conclussion: a dissapointing whisky, definitlly misses ageing.