Recently I interviewed Shane Fraser from the Wolfburn Distillery in Thurso, Caithness. Today I review the newly released Langskip expression from the distillery which has been bottled at a, not to be sniffed at, bold 58%.
Natural colour and non-chill filtered being a benchmark of the Wolfburn range, this expression is no different. Lovely rosy amber colour which glistens and has a hue of an amalgamation with a sherry cask.
The nose is punchy and the alcohol really tickles the nose, after that the aromas of spices and stewed fruit come through with backgrounds of creamy vanilla.
Sultanas and creme brulee notes wash over the palate with a slight pepperiness in the background. Treacle and banoffee flavours linger on the tongue with a warming dryness from the alcohol pinching the sides of your mouth.
The finish is smooth and long with a slight medicinal quality that warms the throat.
An exceptional young whisky that delivers a flavour profile of a much older spirit. Beautiful notes that merge into a lively combination and makes for a pleasant and exciting dram. Thank you, Wolfburn!