We went on a road trip recently that involved a hell of a lot of craft alcohol. Don’t worry, we have a massive post about it coming soon! While on that trip we visited a place called Wolfhead Distillery.
Wolfhead is a brand new distillery so I didn’t have high hopes going into it (it takes a while to get your flavour profile down) but I was pleasantly surprised with the tasting flight we had while there.
There is very little information about the whisky itself available online. I was able to talk to someone who worked there and they told me it is a mix of spirits that have been barrel aged together.
One thing the owner has mentoned frightens me a tad, simply because that isn’t my style at all!
“It seems to be a growing trend in the industry right now, flavoured whisky, A lot more women are drinking whisky than in the past (and flavoured whisky is) also a little softer and a little sweeter. So we’re kind of going after that market.”
This whisky sits at 40% ABV and is currently not available at the LCBO.
On to the tasting notes:
Appearance: Light caramel. Beautiful tears, lots of them moving quickly.
Aroma: Green apple and caramel. Very sweet.
Taste: Vanilla and hardwood. Some butterscotch and more caramel.
Aftertaste: Long with a bit of pepper.
Overall: A great first effort, excited for their other offerings.
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