Wolfburn Northland

Wolfburn Northland

(0.75l, 46%)


6.1/10
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$68.99
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A fine young Whisky from Northern wetlands where wolves rule the place.

When George IV. ruled Great Britain, one William Smith decided to make Whisky as far from London as possible: if he decided to put his distillery further north from the Pentland Firth, he’d be the first underwater Whisky-maker. Thus, the Wolfburn distillery was born. His family ran the Spirit business for decades and made it the largest in the county. But somewhere in the 1870s, the place of magic was deserted and left to the sands of time for unknown reasons.

Jump a century and a half forward (2013) and behold... The old sleeping Viking is resurrected, built on the sacred stones of the forgotten distillery. Shane Fraser from Glenfarclas was called, and he turned a place with history into a place with future. The cold stream of Wolf Burn that was the blood of the ancient Whisky also mothers the Northland Whisky, which carries the centuries-old emblem of a sea wolf, who supposedly lived in the woods and waters nearby.

The 46% Scotch was matured in Islay casks and even though Wolfburn Single Malt Scotch Whisky isn't peated, it inherits some fine smoke accents from the wood. This gold medalist brings images of angry Northern sea gods through its notes of fresh sea air, and hardened port lads that warm themselves with home-made Whisky. Young Whiskies that didn't have much time to evolve tend to be rough and feral, but Single Malt Scotch Whisky manages to be sweet and clean (like a late-stage Rod Stewart) with a great potential for voluptuous complexity when the Spirit matures. 

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smoky
vanilla
nutty
dark chocolate
malt
dried fruit
peaty
sweet
honey
What does Wolfburn Northland taste like?

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Clear with a slight apple tone. 

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Peat smoke, malt, fruit and nuts. 

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Smooth, vanilla with notes of smoke. 

Finish
Soft, malt and chocolate notes.

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Ratings & Reviews
Joey
Joey,
Very light a great starter scotch
 
Aaron
Aaron,
This plays middle of the road between sweet and peat smoke, which I think may be why it has low ratings from people who are likely strongly for either sweet/no smoke or heavy peat smoke/not sweet... I actually love that it’s a mix of both and therefore I think its going in my favorites category!
 
Matt
Matt,
Heavy wood nose and flavor with some peppery notes.
 
Suzanne
Suzanne,
Little overt scent to begin, but the flavor is nicely smoky with distinct vanilla. Flavors are distinct without being heavy-handed; a very pleasant drink. Would seek it out again.
 
Bryan
Bryan,
Light, but pleasant.
 
Laura
Laura,
It is smoky but it finish tastes a little like lawn mower fuel. Not my favorite.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Quickly in the nose. Vanilla? Not really my style.
 
Lora
Lora,
Not my cup of tea. Very smoky and peaty. I can taste the nutty and vanilla on the front of it but the smoke is overwhelming and too much for me.
 
Eric
Eric,
Not my favorite.
 
Steve
Steve,
A simple yet well balanced scotch. Perfect if you enjoy a scotch with a bit less peat and a bit more smoke.
 
Jennifer
Jennifer,
Okay at first, simple. But became overwhelmingly smoky when chilled.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
This is a great young scotch! Explosion of flavor! Not super complex but not simple either. An amazing daily drinker. I have no idea how this is rated 6.1 on here. I finished the bottle in about 4 days lol
 
Devon
Devon,
Smooth and really got the smoke and peat
 
Lillian
Lillian,
Nice and smooth, though not as peaty as I like it. An all around great selection
 
Rhesa
Rhesa,
Smooth- not overpowering
 
Drew
Drew,
Complex flavor profile. At first you get grain, then peat (which is a nice mild peat that is perfect for someone who doesn’t like a lot of it) and finishes with a mellow sweetness.
 
Lin-Dai
Lin-Dai,
Surprised how much I enjoyed this Scotch even though it was Smokey which isn’t my usual
 
Zachariah
Zachariah,
It’s just meh for the price point..
 
Todd
Todd,
Not bad. A little smoke and a little sweet. Can tell it is a bit young though.
 
Joe
Joe,
Meh, heavy smoke, not much else, but it’ll do the job.
 
Roger
Roger,
Literally tasted like liquid smoke to me. If you’re a fan of smoky flavor you might enjoy it but it was not for me
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Just enough peat to add to the rest of the flavor palate. Nice!
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Smokey!
 
Jim
Jim,
I enjoyed the peat and smokyness with a subtle malt flavor followed by a smooth finish
 
Kevin
Kevin,
For full disclosure, I am not a scotch fan. So low rating is a reflection of that and not the quality of the scotch.
 
Timothy
Timothy,
Wouldn't complain if someone poured this at their place, but doesn't grab me.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Smoke and peet...grows on you
 
Rod
Rod,
Very nice peaty Scotch. Great smokiness without being overpowering. Nice soft finish. Definitely recommend it.
 
Alan
Alan,
Love the way it tastes. Definitely enjoyed the flavor notes. Overall an amazing scotch if you want to start your journey with whiskeys.
 
Gabriella
Gabriella,
Not too smoky...a great initial Scotch
 
Stuart
Stuart,
Sharp and peaty
 
Brenda
Brenda,
I'm not a huge fan of scotch, because many are too smoky. This one was more flavorful and didn't taste like a liquid campfire.
Michael
Michael,
You’d probably be surprised to know peaty scotch’s are actually the minority. Unfortunately most people “scotch snobs” tend to push peaty scotch’s on newbies. They’re are great non-peated scotch’s our there!!
Matthew
Matthew,
Good taste, smoky but not overpowering. Doesn’t blow you away but also easy to drink.
 
GEORGE
GEORGE,
This is a solid choice to me. Floral notes on the front and a hint of smoke at the end. Looking forward to seeing how Wolfburn's scotch ages in the coming years.
 
James
James,
Tastes like an ash tray.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Wonderful and complex scotch full of flavors of many fruits. I tasted it against my bottle of Monkey Shoulder and though it had a much sweeter finish I cannot get myself to believe its worth twice the cost when the Monkey Shoulder was nearly as complex and smooth. Did love the 46% though showing they weren’t trying to just maximize their profits by watering down to 40%
 
Paul
Paul,
Very Smokey almost felt like bbq smoke in a glass. Loved it this was my 2nd favorite from my box
 
Karen
Karen,
It was too smoky for my liking with an unpleasant finish.
 
CLEVELAND
CLEVELAND,
It’s a light Scotch. I would buy it again but it’s not as good as a Dewars or Macallan.
 
John
John,
A decent scotch. Wouldn't spend the money to drink it everyday but enjoyable as a sample
 
Timothy
Timothy,
Aromatics: light smoke and peat, light vegetal with clove and cinnamon. Flavor: sharp smoky sweet taste ala Sake ish, tangy pear, jasmine rice, intense dark chocolate with a white pepper finish Verdict: I prefer my single malts but this could grow on me. I am a Bourbon guy so ya know and to this I wouldn’t say "no". Lol
 
Chad
Chad,
Didnt even like smell of it. Could only take tiny sip and couldn't even take that
 
Zach
Zach,
Turd Ferguson. All the stank but none of the joy.
 
Alexander
Alexander,
Recommend for those who like a Smokey burn that ends with the tang of dark chocolate
 
William
William,
Very smokey w/ peat tones.
 
Justin
Justin,
While this has the distinct character of a good spirit, the smoky flavor is overpowering. Beyond the smoke is a nice malt flavor, but not much past that.
 
Amy
Amy,
Smoky
 
Michael
Michael,
I’ve come to like this scotch a lot more now
 
Jason
Jason,
Nice smokey flavor, very smooth.
 
Marcus
Marcus,
Smoky and earthy scotch that is light on the palate
 
Shonn
Shonn,
Smoky sweet start with a vanilla almond finish. A bit too smoky for my taste.
 
Duane
Duane,
This is an awesome dram! This one is true to the listed flavor spiral more so than any others I have tried. Light, Sweet, but, Complex for such a young spirit. The light peat on the nose and throughout the palate, lingers long and endearing. Finishes smooth with roasted almonds. Nice intro to peated scotch.
 
Jason
Jason,
Really smooth. Nice, subtle smoke flavor.
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Sweet (Brief) start with overpowering smoky / peat and a nice smooth and sweet finish. After this scotch I found I prefer bourbon and rye.
 
Anthony
Anthony,
Sweet and sour.. nauseatingly so.
 
Rob
Rob,
This was a complete surprise to me. I believe the Flavor Spiral is a bit misleading, there is very little smoke to this scotch, with a lot of honey notes. I'd say it's a "hint" of Smoke.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Good smokiness, but has an “interesting” finish that does not appeal to me. Not my favor neat
 
Angela
Angela,
too smoky.
 
Austin
Austin,
Fantastic sipping scotch
 
Brad
Brad,
Outstanding scotch. Now a staple in my bar.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
I’m a big smoky peat fan, but this was too sweet and the smoke isn’t pleasant. Closer to burning matchsticks than oak logs, and the malt/nutty flavors smell like feet. The Wife wasn’t a fan either.
 
Liz
Liz,
Smoke city. I’m sure more learned scotch lovers are obsessed with this, but all I taste is smoke.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Just about perfect. All the sweet goodness of a Highland plus the pefect amount of Islay smoke to make it interesting. This is an absolute must have in my bar. I first tried this in a sample set. Thank you Flaviar for introducing me to my new best friend!
 
Brian
Brian,
Full and great flavor but it dissipated quickly. Could use some more aging but overall a solid but not great drink.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
I thought the smoky vanilla flavor worked but it doesn't have much going for it as we go down the line
 
Ben
Ben,
Light peat, almost none. Almost sweet. Very smooth. Slightly fruity.
 
Curtis
Curtis,
Light smoke. Funky after taste. Decent. Not good. Lacks character. Pretty disappointed, overall, with Flaviars intro pack. Did i pay for this??? Or was this one free? 0 for 3 so far Flaviar. Poor website too!
 
Robert
Robert,
The strong smokey after taste and vanilla makes for a harsh finish that just doesn't sit well
 
Antti
Antti,
It is an outstanding, delicate, Single Malt Scotch Whisky with a rich & clean birth with notes of Autumn orchard fruits, apple pie, a fresh maltiness, almonds, magnolia, peat smoke & nuts; while a smooth & balanced life adds notes of Honey Nut Clusters breakfast cereal, sweet spices, chocolate croissant, honey, vanilla & earthy peatiness; that leads to a long & delicate death with notes of honey, malt & chocolate.
 
Steven
Steven,
Not a Scotch man myself. In fact, never liked it. Got sent this one in a taster and with a rock or two, its delicious....for a scotch. It's single malt, maybe thats my thing.
 
Warren
Warren,
Peaty!
 
Brenton
Brenton,
I like Smokey flavors but this was a little mute and had a bit of a harsh finish
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
Really enjoyed the Smokey flavor and the sweet and dark chocolate finish
 
Alexander
Alexander,
For me, this was just ok. Had a really mush Smokey finish. But the front end was powerful with the alcohol fueled flavor.
 
Nancy
Nancy,
Very smooth with a strong smokey taste. Hints of a dark chocolate aftertaste. Not too overpowering. Would buy again.
 
Bryan
Bryan,
amazing taste and smooth
 
Ed
Ed,
The aroma differs somewhat from the flavor. Smokey dark chocolate flavor, good solid Single malt scotch.
 
Anthony
Anthony,
Heavy smoke yet still thin on the finish - get some vanilla in the mid palate. Overall a very pleasant Scotch especially for an Islay, pretty easy drinking.
 
Arjun
Arjun,
Sweet note at the beginning, opens up to a mild peaty/smoky flavor for a well balanced spirit, but not much in terms of depth of flavor, does not open up with a few drops of water
 
Steve
Steve,
I can’t believe how smooth this is. Spicy indeed.
 
Denis
Denis,
Smooth as hell. Don't need to add ice or ginger ale.
 
Ron
Ron,
all I can say is wow, for a highland it has such a light color and great nose, aged in used bun' barrels makes it perfect
 
Debbie
Debbie,
A little pricey and Peety for my taste
 
Gabriel
Gabriel,
An unknown scotch to me. Love the peaty smell, although it was relatively light on the tongue. Definitely tasted vanilla.
 
Gabriel
Gabriel,
Very smooth and oaky. A very good daily drink.
 
Jaime
Jaime,
Not a fan. Offensive smell. Starts out sweet with unpleasant Herby finish.
 
Brent
Brent,
Very good Scotch. Slightly sweet and just a touch of smoke. Will buy a bottle of this for sure!
 
Jacob
Jacob,
This was easily the best in the welcome box.
 
Michael
Michael,
Too smoky & peaty for me. If you like that style, this is the drink for you. There’s nothing underneath the smoke/peat.
 
Wendy
Wendy,
New to whiskey especially scotch. Not sure what I expected but it was too Woody tasting if that makes sense
 
Shannon
Shannon,
I liked it the best out of the box.
 
Damian
Damian,
Very young tasting Scotch, but smooth. Smoke isn't overpowering. But the young age really comes through - the alcohol is pronounced.
 
Brian
Brian,
More peat on the nose than in the taste. Sweeter than I expected but in a good way. Nice smoky finish. Very smooth and enjoyable.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
I gave this a 6 because I just don’t like smoke. That said, this is a very complex whiskey that has so much to offer. If you like a little Smokey flavor and love to explore interesting whiskeys, you’ll love this.
 
Charles
Charles,
Nice and smooth. Maybe somewhat underwhelming with some of the underlying flavors.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
I usually don't like scotch but this one surprised me. It wasn't too harsh and went down nice and smooth.
 
Karen
Karen,
Not a fan, the combination of flavors gave it an odd chemical taste.
 
WESLEY
WESLEY,
Not my favorite scotch, however, it has a great smoky taste that i enjoyed. Very impressed considering how young it is.
 
Tony
Tony,
Wasn’t for me. I have no issue with smoking spirts but this one just didn’t work.
 
Michael
Michael,
Bad.... if you could drink a campfire, this would be it. I received a sample and struggled to get it down. I usually don’t have much issue drinking a Scotch with a taste of Smoke, but not this bottle.
 
Austin
Austin,
Perfect for simple mixed drinks.
 
Giulio
Giulio,
A lighter peaty scotch, has a nice finish but not the most memorable of whiskys.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
So smoky, too much
 
Terry
Terry,
I’m just not into the Peat
 
Craig
Craig,
Love it. Smooth. Little sweet vanilla hint of smoke.
 
Julia
Julia,
Peaty and harsh
 
Steve
Steve,
Not a fan of this one
 
Alejandro
Alejandro,
A little too harsh on the way down
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Smoky, but not as smoky as Laphroaig. I normally drink single malt meat but this one is a bit rough for that, I put a small ice cube in it and let it bloom for a bit and it was quite nice.
 
Peter
Peter,
Smooth. Some peat, a little floral up top, but it feels flat.
 
Sean
Sean,
Not the best scent, touch heavy on medicine and light on peat and wood, but it's a smooth sip with a good round flavor from start to finish.
 
Dane
Dane,
I was so excited to try this and once I did all i can say is meh.
 
Robert
Robert,
Not bad, but I can’t wait to expand my Scotch knowledge. I found this pretty smoky. I enjoyed it, but I’m sure I will find others that I will enjoy more. Definitely was better with a little spring water.
 
Donald
Donald,
I think that for the price there are a lot more choices that would be better. I am not a fan of the nutty and I think it is a little too smokey for my taste.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
A little to weak for me
 
tyrel
tyrel,
Cigar , camping fire , sipping whiskey.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Too much burn for me.
 
Alekos
Alekos,
Awfully smoky
 
Antonio
Antonio,
Just enough spoke. Smooth throughout. Liked it very much.
 
Jessica
Jessica,
Smokey, but smooth.
 
Cody
Cody,
Smooth with a sweet and smoky bite.
 
Ron
Ron,
This is a fabulous single malt. I do not like smoke and this is so light smoke it is awesome. I have found 2 others before this that I really enjoy and this is now the third. (Posting on my husbands account- Julie Zarr)
 
Dennis
Dennis,
It’s an okay Scotch. A bit too smoky for my taste when served neat, but an ice cube smooths it out a bit. Came as a sample in the welcome box. Not one I would go buy a bottle of.
 
James
James,
Not a fan, but generally not a Scotch guy. First taste all I could think was “earthy”. I wouldn’t turn down a glass if you offered but also not picking this one up for home collection.
 
Eric
Eric,
I thought this Scotch had a nice Smokey flavor that trailed right off and did not hang around.
 
Jorge
Jorge,
Was ok - not a scotch drinker. Got this sample along with a Breckenridge which was the standout.
 
Cole
Cole,
I really enjoy this scotch. Clean smokey goodness.
 
Gary
Gary,
It was ok.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Very young tasting but not bad. The smoke wasn't unbearable. The peat/salt was just right on the back side of the palate.
 
Brad
Brad,
Not a scotch drinker (Bourbon guy) unless I have a cigar. I got this sample in my welcome box and Tried it without a stogie. Not bad but a tad on the peaty side for me and a little hot. my buds see “mmm or yuk” and not so much a flavor wheel. I also got a complimentary Highland Park Magnus in my membership and had this as drink #2. The Magnus seemed less peaty and more smooth to me and will get 6 stars
 
Don
Don,
I love scotch but this one was just okay
 
Chase
Chase,
Ok. not bad like lagavulin ‘s step brother
 
Brian
Brian,
Heavy smoky aroma and after taste. First sip get essence of sweet butter and vanilla. Followed by the nutty chocolate flavors before everything gets overpowered by the smoke.
 
Kurt
Kurt,
Very nice. Loved the smoky flavor
 
Randy
Randy,
A dram of Wolfburn was in my Welcome tasting box. Just a bit to peaty for my personal taste.
 
Peter
Peter,
So smooth and warm complimented well by the not-too sweet vanilla.
 
Aimee
Aimee,
I wasn’t a fan of the smoky taste.
 
Sunil
Sunil,
Great, smooth scotch
 
Ryan
Ryan,
This was a delicious scotch. Very smoky in the beginning but finishes very nicely.
 
Justin
Justin,
Very strong peat and smoke. Still not used to peat yet. Couple drops of water does smooth it out and brings out the vanilla but still not for me
 
Ben
Ben,
Pleasantly surprised
 
Zachary
Zachary,
Very smoky from the start and can be a little overwhelming. After taste is more pleasant.
 
Johnathan
Johnathan,
I am normally a fan of Smokey peaty scotches but this one had an off putting up front flavor for me the finish wasn’t bad but not enough to overcome the initial hit of what I can only describe as rotten asparagus.
 
Gerald
Gerald,
Peat overpowers everything until just the very end. A splash of water helps - a little.
 
John
John,
No really my style but still had a pretty good taste.
 
David
David,
The formulation's peat and sweat really has this tasting like liquid garbage.
 
Heather
Heather,
Leaves a smoky flavor in your mouth
 
Lucas
Lucas,
My first time trying anything peaty and it was terrible. The peat and the sweat together was like having potpourri in my mouth.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
I
 
Sean
Sean,
Not bad as far as peaty Scotches go, but not my cup of tea.
 
Greg
Greg,
I think it smells terrible, if I’m being honest. However, it actually tastes pretty good. The smokey Scotches are growing on me. Unfortunately, I can’t rate this very high because, at least for me, the smell is a huge part of the enjoyment (or lack there of in this case)
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
If you enjoy the taste of paint thinner, then this is the drink for you. Absolutely horrid. Was so bad that I dumped the sample beaker.
 
HJ
HJ,
Smooth and very enjoyable. The vanilla and honey are really enjoyable.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Better than toilet water (probably)
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Not good tastes like a beer that had a cigarette put out in it (don't act like you don't know that taste from sneaking beers as a kid at a party lol). And the last sip that's all I could smell as well.
 
Michelle
Michelle,
It was very harsh and too smokey for me. I kept taking sips of it for a few days to see if things would change based on what I ate or mood. It did not help.
 
Jason
Jason,
I am not a huge fan of Scotch, but this one is pretty smooth. A bit too Smokey for my taste.
 
Catharine
Catharine,
The youthfulness of this Scotch is evident from the first smell and taste. The nose and taste are both initially a little harsh, but mellow as you proceed. The harshness in the nose lingered more than the taste. Flavors are good once the initial harshness wears down.
 
ISABEL
ISABEL,
Dreadful stuff!
 
David
David,
Boring flavor
 
Bradley
Bradley,
I’m new to developing my pallet but I love the flavor. It’s sweet with just the right amount of smoke. It just has too aggressive of a bite for me
 
Sean
Sean,
I love Smokey peaty scotch’s but damn this ones got a lot flavor included love it!! And I am a fan of the Smokey crazy peaty scotches
 
Todd
Todd,
Surprisingly smooth for a 3 year old scotch. Sort of a nice honey Smokey explosiveness at the sup that leads to a nice vanilla finish.
 
Ron
Ron,
Tastes of smoke and dark chocolate with some salt on the finish. The Islay casks provided more smoke than I expected from the Highlands. Not the most complex flavors but surprisingly good for such a young whisky.
 
Joe
Joe,
Buttery and nutty
 
Preston
Preston,
Not a scotch drinker, but it wasn’t the worst I’ve had!
 
Scott
Scott,
Too smoky for me.
 
Chris
Chris,
A strong, sweet peat in the nose but smoother in taste. Definite smokiness that lingers in the finish, but not terribly overwhelming. I did detect the vanilla in the finish, which was nice. I'm not typically a highland fan but this wasn't bad.
 
Melissa
Melissa,
Smoke flavor with a peaty after taste smooth
 
Timothy
Timothy,
I really enjoyed this, very smooth and flavorful.
 
Spencer
Spencer,
Enjoyed this Scotch Whisky a lot. It was smooth to drink and tasted great. Certainly picked up on all the flavors except the dark chocolate. Certainly will purchase a bottle of this.
 
Nick
Nick,
Very subtle peet, smooth and easy to drink. A good place to start if you don't like heavily peeted whisky.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Seemed like a lot of smoke on this one. Not one i would keep on my bar but not bad.
 
Martell
Martell,
Not big on Petey scotches.. this one taste petey.
 
Kelly
Kelly,
I liked this. I think. At first there was a lot of smoke to it, not as much as the Lagavulin 8 year, but quite a bit. Initial sip confirmed that, but second and third tastes it mellowed considerably. A lot more of the ... I guess it's peat?... taste that seems to get up into my sinuses rather than staying on my tongue. I don't know how to describe that, but it's common in the 10 or 12 scotches that I've tried... after that it fades into a very nice honey aftertaste. I don't think I'd buy a bottle, but I got one as a birthday present I wouldn't be upset.
 
Arthur
Arthur,
What I really enjoyed about this Scotch was the undertone of chocolate in the finish-this is one of the only whiskys I've tasted where I can pick out the chocolate. Not a very strong nose and middle of the road taste. I would try again for the finish but not my go-to scotch
 
Rick
Rick,
Initially I found the peat and smoke to be prominent, but that quickly became more subtle and balanced. Detect honey and a little dried fruit sweetness. Overall, very balanced for a NAS scotch. Will definitely try again.
 
Kyle
Kyle,
Kinda middle of the road when it comes to taste. It’s not bad, but it’s not really a bottle I would buy.
 
Lee
Lee,
Not too much Scotch experience but not bad.. seemed to have bite at first but softened as it went .. I don’t think scotch in general would be my first choice but definitely it bad..
 
John
John,
I am normally a bourbon drinker but I love the smooth sweetness this provides and the long linger of the smoke. I want complexity in my drinks and this gives it in spades. One splash of water killed the sharpness of the alcohol and the extremeness of the smoke and allowed the other flavors to really come through.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
I am not a scotch drinker.
 
Israel
Israel,
Least favorite of my welcome box. The aroma has plenty of smoke, but you can still detect the malt and fruit notes. However, the flavor is nothing but peat. You'd have to dig to find the sweetness. If the flavor profile didn't state that there are flavors of vanilla or honey I wouldn't have guessed. While smooth, it is overpowering. I hope it doesn't turn me off to all forms of Scotch.
 
Brad
Brad,
This is the worst scotch I have ever tried-Smoke, peat and nothing else. Dumped half of it down the drain.
 
Tyson
Tyson,
Too smoky and peppery for me. It has some sweetness buried in there, but it has a burnt taste to me.
 
Cole
Cole,
Smoky all the way through with a slight sweet peaty finish. Not my favorite, but growing on me. Came in my welcome basket.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
This is a pretty underwhelming whiskey. It's not bad, it's actually really smooth, but not a lot of flavor comes through. My least favorite of the welcome box.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Terrible
 
Doug
Doug,
Pretty crazy that this is only around a three year old whisky. Quite enjoyable with prominent dark chocolate notes...can see this as a regular in my home bar.
 
Mike
Mike,
Bleh
 
Justin
Justin,
Very middle of the road, no one flavor jumps out. Not bad, but nothing that I would say sets it apart
 
David
David,
Finish better than the start. The smokiness is not overwhelming, which has turned me off from some scotch in the past.
 
William
William,
Nice aroma, but finishes with a strong taste of black pepper.
 
Mark
Mark,
A very interesting scotch that carries the Smokey and Peaty notes indicative of good scotches but strong sweet and honey flavors as well
 
Skip
Skip,
Tasted more like an Islay than a Highland to me. A little sweet, but overall not bad. I have added it to my wishlist
 
John
John,
Sweeter than what I think of when I think of scotch. Still not a huge scotch fan, but would drink this again.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Very good, Smokeyness was very good, and finishes nicely
 
Patrick
Patrick,
too smoky.
 
Carl
Carl,
How long has this been aged? Of course more than 3+ years, but with its legs and refined overall enthusiastic yet demure taste, it could be 8+? I put this on our wish list. Must I wait too long?
 
Dennis
Dennis,
If you like them smoky you will like this, much more like an islay than the highlands offerings I usually enjoy.
 
Sondra
Sondra,
A light easy scotch. First sip was overpowered by the alcohol taste. But it mellowed aa we drank.
 
guest
guest,
It’s a pleasant tasting scotch. Definitely has some smoke and pete to it but not as much as a Laphroaig or Lagavulin.
 
Laurence
Laurence,
On the nose, very scotchy. I am more of a bourbon guy so the peet was a bit much. I can still appreciate a good scotch, but this wouldn’t be my first choose.
 
Steve
Steve,
Did not like this AT ALL...but this is coming from a bourbon drinker, who likes their whiskey a bit more flavorful and not so peaty.
Carl
Carl,
You live a very sheltered existence sir.
chris
chris,
slight rancid smell, smooth and smokey taste
 
Frank
Frank,
Scottish do it best
 
Jason
Jason,
This seems a bit one dimensional to me, also a bit peaty for my tastes, I suggest cutting it with some ice for better enjoyment.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Aftertaste not for me
 
Gregory
Gregory,
Lovely single malt. Starts as a sweet crisp highland and ends with the lingering smoke finish of an isle. I would stock this one and it would be the one I'd pick for a first time scotch drinker - providing I had any left to share.
 
RYAN
RYAN,
I'm a smokey/peaty kind of scotch drinker. My go-to has always been Laphroig. That being said, this scotch surprised me by how much I enjoyed it. I will be picking up a bottle for myself very soon.
 
Chris
Chris,
Very smooth. Balance of peat and sweetness on the nose. Definitely taste the smokiness and dark chocolate on the back of the tongue. Sweetness and honey on the front of the tongue. Really well balanced and complex. Would definitely purchase.
 
Chad
Chad,
Strong Smokey taste that is overpowering. Not one of favorites.
 
Doug
Doug,
Not a huge fan of that peet flavor, which isn’t too strong in Wolfburn. As scotches go, this wasn’t bad, but not something I’d order over a good bourbon at a bar, not something I would recommend to a scotch aficionado.
 
Hassan
Hassan,
acceptable light scotch. not my personal favorite, my wife on the other hand enjoyed it more than my other scotches and whiskeys. she usually loves her wine- in particular sweet whites, and gin&tonic and diverse martinis.
 
Alice
Alice,
Not super smokey and fairly sweet for a scotch.
 
Russell
Russell,
First time tasting Wolfburn and I am pleasantly surprised by its stout entrance and lingering smoke. I will have to add this one to the shelf!
 
Jerrod
Jerrod,
‘‘Twas nice
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Love the woody smell. The flavor is good and it goes down easy.
 
Luke
Luke,
Really good scotch. Light smoke followed by mild peet
 
Todd
Todd,
Strong and not my taste.
 
Lori
Lori,
It’s meh. Very strong at first, hard to decipher the flavors, until get to the end and then I get the honey. Not a sipping whiskey IMO.
 
Taylor
Taylor,
Very peaty upfront with a lingering alcohol burn that sticks to your palate.
 
Allison
Allison,
Very nice and Smokey, big fan
 
Robert
Robert,
Our first foray into scotch. Light smoke and peat. Not a favorite.
 
Satyam
Satyam,
Smokey and peaty flavor. Bit rough but had a smooth finish.
 
Jared
Jared,
Too harsh upfront but a decent finish. A middle-of-the-road Scotch
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
A clean somewhat fruity scotch with a little bit of smoke. I was very pleasantly surprised!
 
Randy
Randy,
Great smoky flavor.
 
Jennifer
Jennifer,
Smokey but light and sweet. We don’t like scotch but this is good.
 
Luke
Luke,
Nose: cloves, Taste: sweet and light, cloves, and spice, lots of malt, some smoke, dry finish
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Not bad for a scotch... but not amazing
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Pretty smooth overall. Didn't really taste the vanilla. More smokey than anything else. Wouldn't buy it on my own.
 
STEVEN
STEVEN,
Ehh.
 
Robyn
Robyn,
I enjoyed the smokey, peaty flavor that seems to put a lot of people off. I’d drink it again in a heartbeat.
 
Sara
Sara,
needs work. Perhaps a bit more aging...
 
Dean
Dean,
Some of the best Scotch I've had in a long time. Perfect thing on a cold, windy night.
 
W
W,
Makes me think I'm not a scotch lover.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
This is the first scotch I've had that I could noticeably taste and smell fruit. I have to say it was an enlightening experience and I really enjoyed it. Highly recommend this smooth and tasty scotch.
 
Travis
Travis,
Lots of peat and nuttiness.
 
Timothy
Timothy,
Did not care for this
 
Scott
Scott,
Smooth and easy to drink. excellent for a beginner. Very young! Interesting the way they tried to fast track the flavors that come with aging. It's great to drink with friends.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
This is very smooth and smells just fine. The thing that did it in for me and ruined it was the after taste. Everything was good until 2 seconds after it goes down.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Scotch with notes of tequila. No thanks!
 
Ed
Ed,
I don’t usually enjoy Scotch, but I can appreciate the flavors. Not with this one. The nose was not unlike a dry cider. The flavor had a hint of dark chocolate, but was overwhelmed by smoke and alcohol. Very unpleasant.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Not the worst Scotch I've ever had but a far cry from tasty. It has the smokiness you want in a good Scotch but none of the flavor. It needs aging.
 
Michael
Michael,
Petey and young tasting. Kind of harsh.
 
NORA
NORA,
Not my thing. Waaaaay too peaty. If u like drinking through an old moldy sock this is your thing.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
The aroma is smoky and the taste is of burnt earth. Not a fan of this one.
 
Nataly
Nataly,
poopoo
 
Paul
Paul,
Too bitter and harsh; earthy and Peaty, just not my type of scotch, too young. Not a fan.
 
Brendan
Brendan,
Didn’t think I would like the Smokeyness of this one, but surprisingly that’s what I love about it
 
Jason
Jason,
Unexpectedly smoky and peaty for such a light-colored Scotch. I like smoke and peat, so that was a pleasant surprise to me. If this were left to mature longer to mellow some of the brighter notes it would be very nice for a cold-weather sipper. Interesting, and far from my least favorite.
 
Austin
Austin,
Sweet cider nose, but I can mostly just taste smoke.
 
Caroline
Caroline,
Starts nice but then the smoke on once it clears the mouth overtakes and ruins it. Not a fan
 
Joe
Joe,
Smokey nose tastes sweet cinnamon and slight hint of peat nice spicy finish. Water washes it out all sweet nothing else. Interesting and very good for such young scotch
 
Alex
Alex,
Light smoke with a slight spicy flavor. Not too bad but kind of weak on the finish.
 
James
James,
Smooth with a warm finish.
 
Gregory
Gregory,
Nice middle of the road
 
Paul
Paul,
Nice smooth scotch. Not as complex as most, but nice. No peat.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
A just-fine scotch. Not overly spiky, but there's a little bit of a cinnamon bite in there. There's a hint of peat, but I don't get the overdose of peat that a lot of Flaviar members seem to be getting. Nice briny notes. It's not bad at all. Not my favorite, but there's nothing wrong with this particular dram. Respectable.
 
Jason
Jason,
Very peaty... that is all I can taste :-(
 
Cynthia
Cynthia,
Too peaty
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
I want to not like this scotch and turn my nose up to the fact it’s only 3 years old. But I can’t help but enjoy the simple enjoyability of each sip. Perfectly respectable everyday scotch, just not for the price I found at my local Total Wine store. I guess it would be best to share with buddies who don’t know their scotches but taste and you don’t wanna waste the really old stuff on.
 
Dan
Dan,
Meh. It was all Smokey Peat to me. Really not much of anything else. Thin and one note. Definitely not my thing
 
Julie
Julie,
Wouldn't consider myself a huge scotch fan, but do stock some at home that I do enjoy. This one is is very light in color and smokey on the nose can almost taste the peat before you even drink it. When you do finally try it, the peat flavor is very light but has an odd flavor that I cant quiet put my finger on. Worth a try, but wouldn't buy a bottle for myself.
 
Kim
Kim,
I really want to be a Scotch fan, but they just taste like turpentine. Sorry.
 
Bradley
Bradley,
Simply okay. Flavor was kinda bland
 
Mike
Mike,
Pretty good.
 
Ross
Ross,
Good by the fire over 1 cube.
 
Ken
Ken,
It's interesting that this is not a peated whisky--apparently aging in the casks is enough to give a gentle smoky, peaty taste. I like that light, gentle peatiness! My second favorite in the Welcome Box.
 
Jon
Jon,
Very Smokey up front, has a semi sweet finish, the nose smells like a wine, but doesn’t taste like the nose.
 
Colleen
Colleen,
Smooth and clean with a light peat taste
 
Todd
Todd,
It was smooth but not my thing.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Metallic, not smooth. Weakest part of the welcome box by far. Wouldn’t recommend a full bottle.
 
Callie
Callie,
Just not my thing
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Liked it fine. The peat flavor was not overwhelming. Made one of my best Rob Roys with this Scotch
 
Lisa
Lisa,
A perfect Scotch. Slightly peaty, with notes of caramel, honey, and the tiniest hint of chocolate. Nice smooth finish. I wish I had more than the sample so I could savor it some more. Adding to my wish list.
 
Steven
Steven,
Smooth and clean, very small peat tastes. Very enjoyable.
 
Jaysen
Jaysen,
Good flavor with a touch of a peaty flavor that gives it a nice initial kick that rolls into a smooth finish.
 
Deb
Deb,
Definitely not my favorite, to much smoke.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
To smokey for me. One of the worst scotches I have ever tasted. Some may enjoy this if they like liquid smoke.
 
Vince
Vince,
This is one of the first scotches in which I have really felt the flavors. Vanilla and a little must through the nose and a hint of chocolate and peat on the palate. Surprisingly good. I gave it an extra star to make up for the idiots who posted one star and gave zero intelligent discussion as to why. I wish Flaviar would police the reviews.
 
Dianne
Dianne,
Loved it
 
Josh
Josh,
I liked how it was smokey.
 
Paul
Paul,
I liked it. I thought it was well balanced. The sweetness provided a nice contrast to the peat. And the peat was warm and not overbearing. Overall very nice dram.
 
Jennifer
Jennifer,
Did not like this at all, tasted like rubber!
 
Laura
Laura,
A little too Smokey for me.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
Very smooth in the front. Has great floral aromas. However the finish does end a little heavy for me. Although a good light scotch overall .
 
Cody
Cody,
This is a fun scotch. The slight Smokey/peat undertones with the bright delicate fruitiness was very enjoyable. This could be a daily sipper for me.
 
Mike
Mike,
A little harsh, but plenty of peat for a Highland and overall enjoyable.
 
Vito
Vito,
It was kind of sour at the end , good scotch . Long sipper. Very smoky but enjoyable.
 
Hunter
Hunter,
Love it!
 
SCOTT
SCOTT,
Tasty. I love peaty smoke flavor and this has just a hint of it.
 
Matt
Matt,
Not bad for Scotch
 
Albert
Albert,
Nice reminder that there is good scotch out there in addition to good bourbon. Light and crisp.
 
Scott
Scott,
Too smoky for my taste
 
Brandon
Brandon,
To smoky and peaty for my tastes.
 
Chris
Chris,
I thought it odd that in the welcome tasting box this very Highland distillery's non-Highland "peated" Scotch was included. It is not their main thing and it is quite obvious.
 
Eric
Eric,
Very sippy scotch. The peat is strong, making this relatively Smokey—not something I’ve been a fan of in the past, but done well here. This would be a great pre-meal sipper, looking forward to trying it on the rocks or a tiny bit of water—curious what will come of the peat.
 
Nathan
Nathan,
This one had a weird taste to me... Was it peat? I've only had one other scotch before - glenmorangie - and loved it,but this one was weird to me.
 
Landon
Landon,
I’m not much of a scotch drinker, but I’m trying to expand my horizons. I really like this - it’s smokey and isn’t too sweet
 
Sean
Sean,
Excellent smoky and peaty flavor. It will be a go to scotch once it's back in stock.
 
Alberto
Alberto,
There was a familiar after taste when taking it straight from the bottle at room temp, but when cold, the smoky and chocolate really came through
 
JOHNATHON
JOHNATHON,
Love this first time getting my first package, smooth and full of flavour.
 
Brian
Brian,
Very smoky and peaty. Not my favorite as far as flavor profile. Finished a little harsh as well
 
Stephen
Stephen,
I would consider this as a scotch to mix with. Tastes slightly richer than J&B so perfectly good for a scotch and ginger ale. Not one that I would enjoy to sip on the rocks.
 
Randy
Randy,
Ok
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Tastes like burnt wood. I prefer bourbon thank you.
 
Brad
Brad,
Good, strong, smokey vanilla taste.
 
Jon
Jon,
Easy drinking. I prefer Smoky to Sherry when I'm drinking scotch, so this was right up my alley. That being said, this just didn't 'wow' me. It's good, not amazing.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Very peaty and Smokey.
 
Michael
Michael,
Good solid flavor. The smokey flavor could be a little lighter. Good slow sipper scotch.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Too Smokey for my taste.
 
Harold
Harold,
Smoky and delicious.
 
Jerrad
Jerrad,
I enjoyed the smokey flavor, but more complex blend is my thing. I would drink this on occasion.
 
Darren
Darren,
I like a peaty, smoky scotch, but the smokiness really overpowered any other flavors or complexities for me. I never got any fruit or honey.
 
James
James,
Good strong flavor
 
dennis
dennis,
Love it! I especially enjoy the smokey taste and smooth finish.
 
Bonnie
Bonnie,
Not a fan
 
Ryan
Ryan,
I’ve never been a fan of the more smoky flavor, although this one is more subtle than some of the others like laphroig. I thought this was drinkable, but wouldn’t buy it for myself
 
William
William,
First tasting box. Did scotch first. I liked the nose and could get the hint of Apple Pie. Never was that focused before. A bit of a bit in the beginning but I enjoyed the peaty finish. Good choice.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
.
 
Jared
Jared,
Unique flavor spiral, the Smokiness at the end is like nothing I have ever had. Good job!
 
Rebecca
Rebecca,
Tasted more like corn mash. The taste was spicy and harsh.
 
Carmine
Carmine,
Smooth. Can taste the wood without the peaty finish. Did I say smooth.
 
Brian
Brian,
Smoky. Fairly smooth, but kind of flat. Shows it’s youth
 
Elisa
Elisa,
No bueno! Did not like at all!
 
DAVID
DAVID,
Not a fan. Too much emphasis on the strong flavors; smoke, peat, spice. Makes it taste "dirty". Didn't satisfy my sweet tooth. Wouldn't order a second round.
 
Patric
Patric,
Smokey
 
John
John,
A little spice on the beginning and it drops off through the swallow , smooth but not much of a taste . Overall for me it's ok , I would give it another try .
 
Terrence
Terrence,
I thought it had a very Smokey flavor. Also very smooth. I liked it.
 
Monique
Monique,
This is a scotch for people who don’t drink scotch. While I appreciate it being peaty without being offensive, it loses cool points by being underwhelming. It’s too blah. There’s no flavor.
 
Adam
Adam,
Smoky, malt, peaty. Too much spice on back end
 
Ambrose
Ambrose,
First off I'm new at this. I liked the taste but a little smokey for me. Still learning to pull out the flavors.
 
Taysha
Taysha,
Still can’t my finger on the back end of the flavor.
 
Al
Al,
Spicy. Sweet. Smells good and has a good flavor. Not a huge Scotch fan.
 
alexey
alexey,
Rather smooth and pleasant, with nice smoky notes
 
Sunnylee
Sunnylee,
Nice, enjoyed the lite smokiness and smooth sweet finish
 
Duane
Duane,
Way too harsh. Still better than Laphroigh.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
I enjoyed the taste. A peaty scotch that is smooth.
 
Troy
Troy,
Somewhat peaty but as I don’t like scotch or peat, this one wasn’t for me. I could taste heavy smoke and the honey notes, but that’s about it. Not a favorite.
 
Richard
Richard,
Medium peaty smell, long legs, light charred malt.
 
Crow
Crow,
Light and clean.
 
Josh
Josh,
Very nice smoke flavor. Opens up nicely over rocks.
 
Jernique
Jernique,
It was very Smokey scotch. I liked it a lot!! It has the distinct scotch flavor though the smoke hits you first. Great with a cigar or while eating a steak dinner. The smokiness adds to the flavor and experience.
 
Kelly
Kelly,
Very smooth; great if you like smoky scotch.
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Not right for this bourbon drinker
 
Alexander
Alexander,
Lots of malt, modest smoke in the nose. Some honey and vanilla. Mildly interesting to an Islay drinker looking to get off the island.
 
Mackenzie
Mackenzie,
Reminds me of a great smokey tequila. I just don’t like tequila.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Very rich and smoky flavor.
 
Michael
Michael,
Holy crap, I have only ever found 1 other scotch that I would have a second taste. This stuff was amazing, almost no peat at all, so if you are looking for a gateway scotch this could be it. I am a rye guy since the late 80s have tried a lot of scotch, found one and now I have found a second.
 
Sarah
Sarah,
Kind of tasted like vodka that you set on fire for a Smokey flavor
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Nose - 5.00 Taste - 4.75 Aftertaste - 4.50 Overall - 4.70
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Maybe I just don't like Scotch?
 
Jimmy
Jimmy,
This was just bad. It was really tough to get past the smell, and the taste wasn't great either. To me, it had a harsh, almost chemical, taste and smell to it. Definitely not a fan.
 
Luis
Luis,
Strong peat but a harsh alcohol finish. Touch of water and with cooled stones brings out calmer notes.
 
Caryn
Caryn,
It’s grows on you over time. Smokey but not like a campfire. Smooth and “light”.
 
Paul
Paul,
For three years old it’s..... acceptable. But for $60 there are better things to spend money on.
 
Scott
Scott,
Wolf burn taste like wolf piss. Man, it sucks
 
Aaron
Aaron,
I joined Flaviar in order to broaden my knowledge of spirits. This was the very first Scotch that I have ever tried. I rated it 5/10 mainly because I have no frame of reference in regards to Scotches. I agree with some of the other reviews, it is smokey. I would be curious to try it again after I have tried a few other scotches.
 
Hasnun
Hasnun,
Very smoky for my taste
 
Aaron
Aaron,
I’m newer to the Scotch family but I enjoyed it. Bright and playful with mild smoky earthy undertones. Very drinkable
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Ok, but personally thought there were too many conflicting flavors
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Not a scotch fan but this isn’t too bad.
 
Alex
Alex,
Surprisingly pale colour for a Scotch, and rather bland in my opinion. It was a clean, slightly sweet, lightly oaked, and mildly smoky Scotch in comparison to the ones I have had before. Also held a strange green apple tinge upon initial taste, along with a rather strong fusel alcohol after-taste in the back of the throat long after the finishing flavours dissipated. Perhaps a decent, mild introduction into the realm of Scotches...but not necessarily a good example.
 
Derek
Derek,
Smokiness the main character. Very surprised as to how pale it was compared to its character. Love scotches and this one was very noteworthy.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
It is ok. Definitely smokey. I prefer bourbon.
 
Dan
Dan,
For me it was like biting into a cigar, too smoky but as I’m typically not a fan of scotch it’s no surprise this wasn’t a winner for me.
 
Brett
Brett,
Not a big fan of scotches with this level of smoke in the profile, but for people that like a very smooth elegant scotch. That has a strong note of smoke with little to no peat it is a wonderful choice.
 
Jason
Jason,
I expect more out of scotch, especially at this price point. This was average at best. Needed more complexity.
 
Gabriel
Gabriel,
Very smooth scotch, reminds me of a Cherry Garcia ice cream with the sweet, chocolate and fruity notes. Will definitely be grabbing a bottle soon. Pleasant surprise!
 
Kurt
Kurt,
Very smooth, floral, and sweet...with a mild heat that lingers.
 
Sarah
Sarah,
I was very impressed with the flavor of this scotch. There was the perfect mix of a spicy/smoky flavor and softer honey and sweet flavors. I’d definitely buy a full bottle!
 
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