smoky
vanilla
nutty
dark chocolate
malt
dried fruit
peaty
sweet
honey
Spiral Wolfburn Northland

Wolfburn
Northland
Reviews and 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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Wolfburn Northland is adored for its smoky, vanilla, nutty and dark chocolate flavor notes.

This Scotch is carefully distilled at Wolfburn distillery.

Based on 1352 votes, the average rating for Wolfburn Northland is 6.2/10.

Top reviews for Wolfburn Northland:

— Loved it

— Love this first time getting my first package, smooth and full of flavour.

— 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!
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    46%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    Around 3 Year Old
  • Chill Filtered?
    No
  • Maturation
    Islay Casks

Wolfburn Northland

(0.75l, 46%)


6.2/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Wolfburn Northland
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.
 
Richard
Richard,
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,
.
 
Jordan
Jordan,
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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