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Wolfburn Aurora

Wolfburn Aurora

Size: 0,75 l
(46.0% ABV)
$58.99
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  • BrandWolfburn
  • CategorySingle Malt Scotch
  • CountryScotland
  • DistilleryWolfburn
  • AgeNAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Second-fill quarter-casks, first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels and first-fill Oloroso Sherry hogshead casks
  • Alcohol46.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.

An exceptional Single Malt from the northernmost tip of Scotland.

Thurso is the northernmost town on the British mainland. The first Wolfburn Distillery was born on the site in the early 1800s. But by 1872, product had ceased. In 2011, Single Malt industry veterans Shane Fraser and Iain Kerr plotted a course to revive the namesake and signature far northern spirit. They broke ground in May of 2012 and had the first completed buildings by September, with production starting the following year. They quickly reached full production the following year and have not looked back — developing a range of six specialty Single Malts and periodic small batch releases.

Wolfburn Aurora is a story told in wood. Specifically, it is the marrying of pure Wolfburn Single Malt from three different cask types. First released in 2016, 40% of the Spirit is aged in second-fill quarter-casks, 40% is aged in first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels, and 20% is aged in first-fill Oloroso Sherry hogshead casks. The quarter casks age faster and therefore deliver an almost Cognac-like flavor. The ex-Bourbon barrels provide their signature caramel/vanilla notes. And the Oloroso casks deliver their magical rancio complexity. All in all this is a truly outstanding dram, even being awarded 92 points at the Concours International.

Smartass Corner:
The location of the Wolfburn Distillery — Thurso, overlooking the Pentland Firth — is situated in the ancient county of Caithness and was ruled by the Vikings for centuries.

Flavor Spiral TM
  • raisin raisin
  • spicy notes spicy notes
  • floral floral
  • melon melon
  • vanilla vanilla
  • dark chocolate dark chocolate
  • almonds almonds
  • rancio rancio
  • apple apple

Appearance / Color
Light amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Cut grass, dark chocolate and raw almonds with gentle notes of apple. 

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Raisins, florals, and melons on the front palate with vanilla and spicy notes on the back. 

Finish
Lingering with rancio and spice.

About

An exceptional Single Malt from the northernmost tip of Scotland.

Thurso is the northernmost town on the British mainland. The first Wolfburn Distillery was born on the site in the early 1800s. But by 1872, product had ceased. In 2011, Single Malt industry veterans Shane Fraser and Iain Kerr plotted a course to revive the namesake and signature far northern spirit. They broke ground in May of 2012 and had the first completed buildings by September, with production starting the following year. They quickly reached full production the following year and have not looked back — developing a range of six specialty Single Malts and periodic small batch releases.

Wolfburn Aurora is a story told in wood. Specifically, it is the marrying of pure Wolfburn Single Malt from three different cask types. First released in 2016, 40% of the Spirit is aged in second-fill quarter-casks, 40% is aged in first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels, and 20% is aged in first-fill Oloroso Sherry hogshead casks. The quarter casks age faster and therefore deliver an almost Cognac-like flavor. The ex-Bourbon barrels provide their signature caramel/vanilla notes. And the Oloroso casks deliver their magical rancio complexity. All in all this is a truly outstanding dram, even being awarded 92 points at the Concours International.

Smartass Corner:
The location of the Wolfburn Distillery — Thurso, overlooking the Pentland Firth — is situated in the ancient county of Caithness and was ruled by the Vikings for centuries.

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  • BrandWolfburn
  • CategorySingle Malt Scotch
  • CountryScotland
  • DistilleryWolfburn
  • AgeNAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Second-fill quarter-casks, first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels and first-fill Oloroso Sherry hogshead casks
  • Alcohol46.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.
Flavor Spiral TM
  • raisin raisin
  • spicy notes spicy notes
  • floral floral
  • melon melon
  • vanilla vanilla
  • dark chocolate dark chocolate
  • almonds almonds
  • rancio rancio
  • apple apple

Appearance / Color
Light amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Cut grass, dark chocolate and raw almonds with gentle notes of apple. 

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Raisins, florals, and melons on the front palate with vanilla and spicy notes on the back. 

Finish
Lingering with rancio and spice.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5488 reviews
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Dave
Had this in the welcome box. B...

Had this in the welcome box. Boy was it a nice surprise. Good flavor, lovely smell, amazing aftertaste. Will definitely be buying a bottle!

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David
Drank this as part of the 2021...

Drank this as part of the 2021 Advent set of 24. Rated on top 4 will definitely buy a bottle. Light and fruity elegance with a lovely long aftertaste hints of chocolate and oak.

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Brian
I enjoyed the opportunity to t...

I enjoyed the opportunity to try this in the Welcome Box, and wouldn't have believed that a scotch could taste this strongly of cantaloupe and hardly at all of peat. It is a good expression and quite drinkable, but I didn't like it enough to go for a whole bottle at this price point.

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Michael
Nice taste, odd finish. A litt...

Nice taste, odd finish. A little much fruit for me.

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Mike
Wow! Super complex and deligh...

Wow! Super complex and delightful!