Wolfburn Distillery has today announces its fourth small-batch release, named Batch 155.
Consisting of just 5000 bottles in total, it is the first whisky from Wolfburn to have been matured in one type of cask (first-fill ex-bourbon barrels for close to five years) then finished in another (six months in port hogsheads).
The results are superb: a smooth, rich, easy drinking whisky, rich in colour and with a depth of sweet flavours from the port influence. ‘We’ve crafted Batch 155 from whisky matured in fresh bourbon casks laid down in 2014,’ commented Mark Westmorland, brand ambassador.
‘The spirit had already matured very nicely, even before it was transferred to a series of Fonseca ruby port hogsheads.
The result is a truly special single malt, rich in colour and deep in flavour. It has been extraordinarily well received by everyone who’s tried it.’
Like previous Wolfburn small-batch releases, Batch 155 was named after the warehouse in which the casks were matured (Warehouse 1), and the specific row in which the casks were located (row 55).
‘We’ve been asked many times about doing a “finishing”‘ comments Iain Kerr, distillery manager. ‘We managed to keep this one under wraps until the last minute. It’s been a lot of fun to make, and the results are really special.
I hope our fans and followers around the world enjoy it as much as we do!’