This is a lesser known company who has only been around for a few years. I believe they're in their 4th year. They are based in Thurso, Highland, Scotland.
I have to thank Master of Malt (A UK based company) for this bottle. I won this from #WhiskySanta which was a shock to me. www.masterofmalt.com
For a brand so young, I am amazed at how good this Wolfburn single malt tastes. I mention it in the podcast, but the rumors are that this is aged in used Laphroaig barrels which give it a slight hint of smoke.
Nose: Sour, slight smoke
Palate: Smooth :) Sweet, fruit?, kiss of smoke
It's priced higher than most people would expect such a young whisky to be priced, but based off this bottle, I can firmly say...age doesn't necessarily imply a superior tasting whisky. I've had plenty of 12 and 18 year old whisk(e)ys that can't hold a candle to this one. I for one, am looking forward to trying the other varieties of Wolfburn as they become available in my area. I've only seen this one in California so far. I'm also looking forward to seeing what this company will do with more experience and age under their belt. I recommend giving this one a try and don't be an age snob! This is still in my top 10.
Update: Check the comments section for a reply by Wolfburn's brand ambassador
Audio from the 2 minute review podcast is below:
As a fan of scotch and other whiskeys I was tired of looking up reviews for new whiskeys that just oozed of snobbery. I wanted to create an outlet for average Joe's who don't have a sommelier palate. Born and raised in Long Island, New York, I moved to San Diego, California in 2010 with my wife. I'm also a fan of MMA, pro-wrestling, comic books, video games and strongman. All subjects are topic for discussion on the podcast.
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