On January 25, not only Scotland’s national bard Rabbie Burns was born, but also the country’s northernmost non-island distillery Wolfburn. Having filled their first cask on that day in 2013, the whisky makers from the harbour town of Thurso have been up to their tricks for no less than five years now. Pretty damn cool!
During the “amazing adventure”, as Distillery Manager Shane Fraser calls Wolfburn’s development so far, the Northern Highlands-based production site has laid down almost 1.5 million bulk litres of spirit, won multiple gold medals and seen their products distributed in no less than 27 countries. Drammers from all across the globe hold the distillery’s core range expressions Northland, Aurora and Morven as well as their various limited editions in high esteem and so do countless critics, writers and bloggers (BarleyMania included).
While this is already an amazing success story as it is, there is little doubt that the best is yet come for Wolfburn. After all, Shane Fraser nails it when he says that “at the end of the day, it’s lovely to be making a product that so many people enjoy. Not much in life is as good as a dram of fine single malt whisky, and I’m very, very proud of the whisky that Wolfburn is producing – it really is world class”. There is not much to add here, except for a bold, loud “Happy Birthday, fellas”! Keep up the good work and here’s to many more years of making world class whisky!