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Wolfburn
December 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Wolfburn is build 380 yards from the original Wolfburn distillery and dates back to 1821.

The distillery has exeeded production targets in its First year of operation with 811 casks filled with spirit.

Wolfburn in Thurso, Caithness started production January 25, 2013

Founded in 2012   
Region: Northern Highland
Owner is Aurora Brewing Ltd
Capacity: 120.000 litres

Now the most northerly distillery on Scottish mainland on a site a 350 metres from the place of the old Wolfburn distillery which was founded in 1821 and closed at the end of the 19th century.

Planning consent was received June 2012, construction work started in August 2012 and the first spirit came of the stills January 2013.

Wolfburn ia ecquipped with a 1.1 ton semi - lauter mash tun with a copper canopy, 3 wash backs made from stainless steel, bought from the closed Caperdonich distillery and 2 stills: 1 wash still 5.500 litres and a spirit still 3600 litres.

The malt is unpeated.

The spirit is laid down in ex - bourbon hogsheads, quarter casks, barrels and sherry butts.

Manager is Shane Fraser who came from Glenfarclas.

Wolfburn has produced 190.00 litres of spirit.

WOLFBURN COMMITS TO SMALL BATCH RELEASES
April 2019
Thurso-based distillery Wolfburn has launched its third small batch of single malt whisky, alongside a commitment to continue releasing expressions in the series for the foreseeable future.

Small batch: Wolfburn’s limited edition series continues with Batch No. 375
Wolfburn Batch No. 375 is an unpeated single malt matured for four years in 100-litre first-fill ex-Burbon casks and second-fill ex-oloroso Sherry hogsheads.

Said to be ‘rich and complex in flavour, with a beautifully sweet and aromatic nose’, the whisky is bottled at 46% abv.

The release is limited to 5,500 bottles, which are now available for around £70 each.

This is the third small batch release for Wolfburn, which began making whisky in 2013.

The name refers to the location of the barrels used in the expression – in the case of Batch No. 375, warehouse three, stow 75.

In a statement sent out to its followers, the distillery said: ‘We’ve already been asked if we’ll keep doing small batch releases. The answer is a definite yes; with the idea of small batch releases in mind, we’ve been lucky enough to acquire small numbers of exceptionally good quality casks during every year of production, so the series will continue.’

The fourth expression will be launched in early 2020.

The first edition in the series, Batch No. 128, was launched in 2017 and made from lightly peated spirit matured in 100-litre first-fill ex-Bourbon casks.

It was followed in 2018 by Batch No. 270, an unpeated whisky also matured in 100-litre first-fill ex-Bourbon casks.
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