Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
14 Aug 2017 11:30 am by MaltMusings

Average value

€ 46.47

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Whisky Reviews for Wolfburn Morven

35 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.62 points

  1. Greenkeeper scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    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.

  2. Khaanara scored this whisky 81 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      78 78

  3. AdamsB scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    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
    • Nose
      82 82
      Peat, Smoke, Tar
    • Taste
      81 81
      Peat, Toffee, vanilla, oak
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium long, delicate, balanced, vanilla, ginger, very mild peat

  4. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    An extremely smoky whisky for kebab lovers. Depersonalized, without zest, but also without flaws, appetizing. There is not much to find fault with.
    • Nose
      An extinct fire, spices, sea, barnyard, wool.
    • Taste
      Oily, with hints of salt, iodine, pepper and smoked.
    • Finish
      Long-lasting, very smoky, oily, repeating the palate.

  5. mattheww scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  6. WLUO scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79
      Taste is a bit flat, a bit one-sided. Little complexity to be found. The finish is also short, little lingers. I'm surprised it has an ABV of 46%, blindly I wouldn't have estimated it higher than 40%.

  7. RuslanRulin scored this whisky 81 points Newbie

    Young, aggressive but have good balance and interesting taste
    Nose: malt, smoky, vanilla, citric, turf - 79
    Taste: Medicinal, salt, caramel, vanilla - 83
    Finish: not so long - vanilla, salt caramel, smoky - 80

  8. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Balance (21)
    Youth is palpable, but I am pleasantly surprised (85)
    • Nose
      Sweet malt, fruit, vanilla and slightly smoky. Pleasant but sweet. Over time, raw dough with salt (21.5)
    • Taste
      Malt, vanilla fruit (21)
    • Finish
      Creamy, dessert finish with a pinch of salt (21,5)

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

    It's not for buying a bottle. It's nice to drink, but it lacks complexity and maturity. But the percentage suits it.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Peat, vanilla cream, blown candle, pears and spices.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Smoky pear compote with an excess of spices. Pretty sweet. Quite distinctive.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Smoke, speculative. It's not too long, but it's intense. Pretty alcoholic.


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