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Wolfburn Distillery was founded in Thurso is the most northerly town on the British mainland with records dating back to Viking times, when it was under Norse Orcadian rule and a major gateway to Scandinavia and the Northern Isles. The area is fringed to the north and east by dramatic coastal scenery and is home to internationally important colonies of sea birds.

Thurso Bay and the distillery overlook the turbulent waters of the Pentland Firth towards the imposing cliffs of the Orcadian Island of Hoy – on a clear day the Old Man of Hoy can be seen in the far distance. The Thurso area was inhabited long before the Vikings arrived to give it its name. The Flow Country covers much of Caithness and has done so since the end of the last ice age. It is an ancient and almost unique environment, the largest expanse of blanket peat bog in Europe, perhaps the entire world.

In May 2011 the founders went in search of the lost Wolfburn Distillery in Thurso, Caithness. After 150 years of neglect what we found was a barely discernible pile of stones, but one thing remained from the yesteryears of Wolfburn Distillery; the water. The cold clear waters that fed the mash tun and stills all those years ago were still flowing just as they always had, and if the Wolf Burn was still there to be used to make whisky.

The distillery manager is Iain Kerr and had previously worked at Balmenach, Allt a Bhainne and Glenlivet distillery.


The Aurora release is matured in ex-bourbon & oloroso sherry casks and is named after the Aurora Borealis.

Brand Tasting Notes: On the nose, you’ll sense sherry sweetness accompanied by dried fruits and malt. On the palate, there is warmth from the sherry cask augmented by autumn fruits and nutty flavors with a hint of spice.

  • Bottle Size750
  • DistilleryWolfburn
  • StyleSingle Malt Scotch
  • RegionHighlands
  • AgeNAS
  • ABV46%
  • Country of OriginScotland
  • Cask StrengthNo
  • Cask TypeOloroso
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