Launched in September 2021, this is the sixth expression in Wolfburn's Small Batch series and the first small-batch release to be crafted from peated spirit. Created from a combination of lightly-peated spirit matured for seven years in first-fill Oloroso sherry butts, and spirit matured for seven years in first-fill bourbon barrels. A total of 4,800 bottles were produced. Non-chillfiltered, naturally coloured and bottled at 46%. (Bottle size 750ml)
Nose: On the nose, figs and apricots mix with soft tones of peat smoke. There’s a hint of vanilla and oak present too.
Palate: On the palate the depth of flavour is tremendous. Honey-laced porridge meets stewed apples and sultanas. The peat brings with it a touch of heat, while soft oak spices – cinnamon and cloves and ginger – are also present, all overlaid by a wonderful sherry sweetness.
Finish: The finish does not disappoint; dried fruit and caramel flavours remain to the end and are neatly overlaid with hints of lingering peat smoke.