The sixth in Wolfburn’s small-batch series, Batch 318 comes from a combination of lightly-peated spirit, matured for seven years in first-fill Oloroso sherry butts, combined with spirit matured for seven years in first-fill Bourbon barrels. Just 4,800 bottles in total. A sweet, rounded, sumptuous whisky with a peerless depth of flavour.
ON THE NOSE: On the nose, figs and apricots mix with soft tones of peat smoke. There’s a hint of vanilla and oak present too.
ON THE 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.
Customers in the UK can buy Batch 318 direct (customers outside the UK will be able to buy via their usual retailer/stockist).