News from Wolfburn

Manzanilla Cask Finish Highland Single Malt

46 % | 70cl

These manzanilla casks (manzanilla sherry is a fino produced exclusively in the bodegas of Sanlúcar de Barrameda) made from the finest Spanish oak arrived at Wolfburn with a wonderfully dry aroma. They were used to finish this whisky at the end of its maturation and the resulting whisky is a delight.

Colour: Golden yellow.

Nose: Golden syrup meets cashew nut butter, coated with seductive wine notes. An extraordinary depth of sweet flavours.

Palate: Wonderful oily richness – it coats the palate and the flavours just keep unfolding. Classic dry Manzanilla tones lead to rich fruit flavours: sultanas, plums and dates, with subtle hints of toffee and honey.

Finish: Sweet wine and fruit flavours disappear gently, leaving a lingering caramel note.

The Anniversary Series 2024 – aged 8 years Highland Single Malt

54.8 % | 70cl

The 2024 bottling of The Anniversary Series comes from cask no. 274, a peated sherry butt. The whisky was distilled in October 2015 and bottled in January 2024.

Colour: copper.

Nose: Sweet autumn fruits mingle with heather, complemented by a hint of peat smoke. A gentle nuttiness, mixed with sweet tones reminiscent of demerara sugar and marzipan.

Palate: Rich floral notes accompanied by vanilla and light spices. Creamy sweetness with hints of caramel and butterscotch.

Finish: The residual sweetness is accompanied by a hint of peat smoke to provide a spectacularly long, lingering finish.

Black Saturday Highland Single Malt

46 % | 70cl

The sea around the coast in the far north of Scotland has attracted men seeking their fortune both in the past and today. With a cruel hand, however, that same sea can take as well as give. From the herring fleets of the past, risking everything in rickety open boats, to modern ocean-going vessels, this sometimes unforgiving coastline has seen its fair share of tragedy.

In collaboration with the Seafarers Memorial Group and to raise funds for them, Wolfburn is releasing a limited edition bottling featuring the artwork of Robert Anderson, who immortalised the horrific events of Saturday 19 August 1848. A tragedy that became known locally as Black Saturday.

Colour: Light yellow.

Nose: Initially smoky with a hint of fruit and fresh sea air, accompanied by vanilla and oak shavings.

Palate: Floral notes abound, followed by sultanas and light spices. Malty flavours unfold on the palate, with a gentle honey sweetness on the finish.

Finish: Gentle peaty notes ensure a smooth and lingering finish. Very pleasant.

The history of the old Wolfburn distillery dates back to 1821, when it was founded by William Smith & Co. However, production ceased soon afterwards in 1850. A further two decades later, only ruins remained of the former distillery.

In May 2011, Aurora Brewing, a private consortium from Caithness led by Andres Thomsen and Harry Tayler, decided to make a fresh start and in 2012 received authorisation from the authorities to plan and build a distillery called Wolfburn. The first whisky flowed from the stills on 25 January 2013 – the first bottlings were launched on the market in February 2016. The distillery now stands around 350 metres from the ruins of the former one.