Wolfburn Distillery joins Maverick Drinks


Northland Single Malt producer, Wolfburn Distillery, has joined forced with St George Spirits distributor Maverick Drinks.

When asked what attracted the two to each other, Maverick Drinks head of brand development, Michael Vachon said, ‘Wolfburn has everything the company looks for in a brand: extraordinary quality, great design, and amazing people’.

‘Shane and his team have a burgeoning reputation for making some of the best whisky in the world and I know we’re going to have a great time working together,’ he added.

Wolfburn’s Distillery manager Shane Fraser added: ‘We’re hugely proud of our hand-crafted whiskies so it makes a lot of sense to team up with Maverick Drinks, as they’re at the forefront of the spirits revolution in the UK with a genuine focus on craftsmanship and quality.’

The original Wolfburn Distillery was founded just to the west of Thurso by William Smith in 1821. In its day it is said to be one of the largest distilleries in Scotland, producing, according to HMRC records, 28,056 ‘gallons of proof spirit’ in a single year.

In 2011 plans were laid to resurrect the old distillery and construction began the following year just 300m from the site of the original distillery.

Wolfburn’s signature expressions, Northland and Aurora, are both available now from Maverick Drinks with a RRP of £49.95.

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