Wolfburn Aurora
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery Wolfburn
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Second-fill quarter-casks, first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels and first-fill Oloroso Sherry hogshead casks
  • Alcohol 46%
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  • raisin
  • floral
  • spicy notes
  • melon
  • vanilla
  • dark chocolate
  • almonds
  • rancio
  • apple

Wolfburn

Aurora (0.75l, 46%)
Price $47.99

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Character Goatson
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.
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery Wolfburn
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Second-fill quarter-casks, first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels and first-fill Oloroso Sherry hogshead casks
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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.
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  • raisin
  • floral
  • spicy notes
  • melon
  • vanilla
  • dark chocolate
  • almonds
  • rancio
  • apple
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Character Dogson
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
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