Wolfburn Distillery has today launched its fourth permanent single malt whisky expression, named ‘Langskip’.
Following the global success of the Northland, Aurora and Morven expressions, Langskip is bottled at a much higher alcohol percentage (58%) – making it as close as possible to a cask-strength release. Initial orders are already far beyond the forecast number.
“We”ve crafted Langskip from whisky matured in casks laid down in 2013 and 2014,” commented Shane Fraser, distillery manager. “It’s our oldest release to date. The casks are all first-fill bourbon barrels, which make spectacularly good whisky. The result is a truly special single malt, bursting with flavour. It is lovely to see the great reviews it has already received.”
Wolfburn”s strongest expression takes its name from the Norse word for longship – the Viking vessels that once dominated the Caithness coast. Sleek, smooth, purposeful and strong, the legacy of these ships surrounds the Wolfburn distillery – in addition to settlements and burial sites, Wolfburn”s home town of Thurso was named by the Vikings in honour of the god Thor.
“Malt fanatics worldwide have long asked us to do a cask-strength release.” states Shane. “This is as close as we can make it currently. It really is a very pure Wolfburn flavour profile – the nose and palate are both smooth and complex. We”re totally delighted with the result.”