Tuesday 18 June 2019

Wolfburn Morven & Langskip Reviews

Hi everyone,

Couple of things have really impressed me about Wolfburn. That they have been able to release so many different versions having only started the distillery in 2013. That they already released a five year old whisky like it was no big deal. And the quality seems good, reminding me more of Campbeltown than the Highlands.
Here’s two more and I look forward to tasting some more as they get released.

Wolfburn Morven 46%
Colour: Straw
Body: Medium
Nose: Hay, grass, lemon candy, chewing gum, light nose, lacking complexity in its youth it feels like.
Taste: Citrus arrival, chewing gum, bubblegum, then chocolate, coffee and malt coming in with the peat growing.
Finish: Medium/Long length. More peaty bubblegum.
The lightly peaty version Wolfburn have put out. I know they’ve used Laphroaig quarter casks to mature the whisky in the past but its unclear whether that’s been done here. I often get those bubblegum notes with NMS and very young whiskies but it doesn’t do too badly here.

Wolfburn Langskip 58%
Colour: Light Gold
Body: Medium
Nose: Quite traditional and austere, malt and lemon, very slightly mineral. It's interesting that the Aurora I thought was Kilkerran 12 and this is a carbon copy of Springbank Local Barley, some sour overripe peach?
Taste: Malt, lemon, orange then fizzy lime coming through, some chocolate and more malty, not particularly complex as its quite austere again but its got a got balance.
Finish: Short/Medium length. Fizzles out leaving some oak, chocolate and malt. Weakest here.
5ish years old. Finish lets this down a bit but I am really impressed with what this distillery is doing already.

Thanks for reading!

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