Wolfburn Langskip is the 4th addition to the permanent range of Wolfburn. It’s their oldest release to date, made from whisky that was distilled in 2013 and 2014. So it’s about 4-5 years old. Different from the rest of their permanent range, which are all bottled at 46% ABV, is that the Langskip is bottled at a hefty 58% ABV. According to the distillery manager, they have chosen to do this because they had a lot of questions about whether they would do a cask-strength release. And this was as close as they can make now.
This Wolfburn has matured in first-fill bourbon casks.
Wolfburn Langskip tasting notes:
Nose: Plenty of vanilla! There’s a hint of powdering sugar. Winegums. And some other candy I can’t define. Oranges. Later it becomes a bit malty too.
Taste: Very sweet. Winegums again, but mainly the more sour ones if that makes sense. A hint of oranges. A bit spirity, malty. Vanilla. And somewhat peppery. A grapefruit-like flavour. Later that powerdering sugar again.
Finish: The finish is rather short and somewhat peppery. Some sugar sweetness too.
There’s nothing wrong with it, but it lacks some character. But it drinks very well, especially if you consider that is bottled at 58% ABV.