A release from 2016. This Wolfburn liquid is matured in a combination of casks, namely 40% in second-fill quarter casks, 40% in first-fill ex-bourbon barrels, and 20% in first-fill Oloroso Sherry hogsheads. I love a sherry influenced whisky, so I have high expectations!
On the Nose
Lovely notes of almond nuts, sweet raisins, that familiar note of green apple, a lovely ripe pear, and light 'artificial' vanilla flavouring.
On the palate
Sweet fruity notes come through first, mostly sweet poached pear, some very light hints of a smoke (not peat, more a kind of burnt toast). More vanilla, this time fresh vanilla pod (not artificial), with a very light spice. Actually a short finish, shorter than I expected for some reason!
I loved the smell of this, but the taste wasn't as interesting. I expected more from it, but to be fair, it was still worth tasting. Not sure I'd rush to try it again, as it wasn't doing anything overly interesting for me. It was one of those "yeah, it's alright" kind of experiences. Wasn't bad. Wasn't amazing. Just average.
Want to try it for yourself?
Why not try Wolfburn Aurora for yourself? You can pick up a bottle online at any of the following retailers:
This dram was tried via a Flaviar Christmas Advent Calendar. Interested in joining flaviar, a premium spirits club? You'll get premium tasting packs, full bottles of whisky, as well as early access to future Whisky Advent Calendars! You can find out more HERE.