Woolf Sung Brands source and represent premium spirits and Champagne brands; with passion and knowledge at the forefront of our thinking. We exclusively source products that we unreservedly believe offer exceptional flavour, and impeccable provenance. Our team has decades of experience in bartending and prestige retail allowing us to provide first-rate training, sector knowledge and quality service to our customers.
Woolf Sung Collection
The Woolf Sung Collection is a unique series of the rarest whiskies on the planet. The concept was created to shake up the industry norm of wooden cases and standard tall bottles along with, in our opinion, some not so nice whiskies at extremely high retail prices.
Only the very best whiskies are selected by us for the Woolf Sung Collection bottlings paying homage to the world’s greatest distilleries. Each release has its own unique label design that will not be found on any bottle except those of the collection. Bottle numbers are extremely limited on each release.
The Lowest Tide – Bowmore 1991 – 26 Year Old
KEY FACTS: SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY / 50.9%abv / 70cl / SAUTERNES CASK FINISH / 287 BOTTLES
The Lowest Tide is the second release from the Woolf Sung Collection. A 26 year old Bowmore distilled in December 1991 and decanted in May 2018 from a Sauternes cask. The whisky has a cask strength of 50.9% and comes in a 70cl bottle.
The label is a one-of-a-kind design and each is hand numbered. The bottle is beautifully presented in a stainless steel black powder coated bank vault case. Each case is embossed with Woolf Sung’s unique release number. Only 287 bottles have been produced of this wonderful whisky.
Nose – The aroma is evocative of a rain-lashed beach; charcoal smoke and burning heather join the ensemble with after-notes of honeycomb, tallow, and lemon sherbet. Palate – This velvety Bowmore introduces flavours of yuzu, Szechuan pepper and thin-cut marmalade chased by subtle hints of peat and Manuka honey. Finish – The finish is a still sea stretching to the horizon with a mist of peat smoke rolling over it. As time progresses smoked sea-salt, greengage and kaffir lime leaf join the symphony.
The Hunter – Glenglassaugh 1972 – 40 Year Old
KEY FACTS: SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY / 42.9%abv / 70cl / SHERRY CASK MATURED / 160 BOTTLES
The Hunter is the first release from the Woolf Sung Collection. A 40 year old Glenglassaugh distilled in December 1972 and decanted in January 2013 from a sherry cask. The whisky has a cask strength of 42.9% and comes in a 70cl bottle.
The label is a one-of-a-kind design and each is hand numbered. The bottle is beautifully presented in a stainless steel black powder coated bank vault case. Each case is embossed with Woolf Sung’s unique release number. Only 160 bottles have been produced of this wonderful whisky.
The aroma opens with an abundance of herbs, dried fruits and a hint of black pepper. With time, fresh apples give way to more robust notes of sherry and dark chocolate. On the palate notes of crab-apple and cinnamon present themselves, followed by more black pepper and plenty of rich oloroso sherry. Water brings zesty ginger, Seville orange marmalade and roast coffee beans. Finally, spicy oak and pearl barley contribute to a long, sumptuous finish.
Artful Dodger Whisky #1
“We are a ‘collective’ of professional whisky thieves, dedicated to liberating the world’s rarest casks, freeing them from the lips of the few and releasing to the appreciative. The rarest, most special whiskies do not belong in a dusty distiller’s secret vault, locked away from the deserving. We are sworn to save them, one bottle at a time, and deliver to a select group of like-minded, ethically-challenged individuals.”
Bimber – London New Make Spirit
Bimber / London New Make Spirit / 100% English Barley / 63.5%abv / 50cl
The Bimber distillery was founded in 2015 and takes its name from the Polish for moonshine. The Artful Dodger was keen to get his sticky-fingered hands on some good old-fashioned firewater to fence to the speakeasies of London town. This new make spirit is bursting with foraged dark berry flavours. Perfectly suited in a long drink with tonic water and a handful of blackberries, or muddled up in a Bramble or Martini.
Strathclyde – 27 Year Old
Strathclyde 1990 / Single Lowland Grain Whisky / 27 Year Old / Bourbon Barrel / #110035 / 51.8%abv / 50cl
This single grain whisky is made on a column still patented by Aeneas Coffey, a former excise man often accused of stealing other distiller’s designs and passing them off as his own. Either way this whisky is silky and honeyed, reminiscent of drams from across the Irish Sea.
Port Charlotte – 8 Year Old
Port Charlotte 2009 / Single Islay Malt Whisky / 8 Year Old / Sauternes Cask / #1063 / 64.2%abv / 50cl
Port Charlotte is a heavily peated beast from the Bruichladdich distillery on Islay. The whisky has been aged in an ex-Sauternes sweet wine cask. There is honour amongst thieves so the Artful Dodger will never reveal which famous Chateau the cask came from…
Glenturret – 23 Year Old
Glenturret 1994 / Single Highland Malt Whisky / 23 Year Old / Ex-PX Octave / #618 / 50.7%abv / 50cl
The Artful Dodger loves a tale of thievery and plunder, so no wonder he bottled this sherry-bomb of a Glenturret closed in 1928 but re-opened in 1960 after ‘acquiring’ Tullibardine’s mash-tun and stills.
Clynelish – 20 Year Old
Clynelish 1997 / Single Highland Malt Whisky / 20 Year Old / Ex-Bourbon Hogshead / #6526 / 55.9%abv / 50cl
Clynelish famously has a waxy citrus flavour-profile, allegedly because the distillery workers didn’t clean the feints receiver between the pair of copper pot stills all too regularly. That may be true, or maybe they were too busy trying to find the casks the Artful Dodger had purloined to remember to clean it. All we know is that this waxy little number tastes sublime and the secret ingredient may or may not be crime.
Artful Dodger Whisky #2
“We are a ‘collective’ of professional whisky thieves, dedicated to liberating the world’s rarest casks, freeing them from the lips of the few and releasing to the appreciative. We have embarked upon our latest clandestine mission to alleviate the pressures of cask storage for those poor distillery owners, I think you will like what we have found…"
Tomatin – 11 Year Old
Tomatin 2008 / Highland Single Malt Whisky / 11 Years Old / Ex-Bourbon Hogshead / #453 / 56.1%abv / 50cl
We thought we’d bring our felonious operations back to a site where illicit whisky production was common place, which was no easy feat as the good people at Tomatin distillery house 80% of their employees on site. This job required more than just fancy foot work to get around their sleeping workforce.
Orkney – 14 Year Old
Orkney Single Malt 2004 / Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky / 14 Years Old / Ex-Sherry Butt / #18 / 58.8%abv / 50cl
Some say this Orcadian distillery was founded by a priest turned smuggler; so, redemption clearly is possible! We've managed to smuggle this lightly peated, heather honeyed cask back off the islands and in to the hands of the deserving whisky collective.
Irish – 15 Year Old
Irish Single Malt 2002 / Irish Single Malt Whiskey / 15 Years Old / Ex-Bourbon Cask / #346 / 57.9%abv / 50cl
The Artful Dodger vowed to pinch whisk(e)y from around the world and this time it's a fruity, floral dram from across the Irish sea. There's honour amongst thieves so the Artful Dodger will never divulge the name of the distillery that we pilfered this cask from.
Springbank – 18 Year Old
Springbank 2000 / Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky / 18 Years Old / 1st Fill Sherry Hogshead / #646 / 45.9%abv / 50cl
Campbeltown was once home to 22 legal distilleries. At present Springbank is 1 of only 3 sites to produce whisky and is one of the oldest family-owned distilleries in Scotland. We don't make a habit of stealing from family businesses but this snatch; with its ethereal sherried sweetness was too good to be true.
Boërl & Kroff
The story of Boërl & Kroff has been written over more than twenty years. A passion for beautiful bottles and a great friendship are at the heart of this Champagne which has become unique and unparalleled. In the mid-nineties, Patrick Sabaté and Stéphane Sésé, friends since childhood, set themselves a major challenge: to create a Champagne with an unprecedented aromatic expression and a complexity and intensity known only to the best vintages. Patrick and Stéphane were eager for a Champagne with the most unusual aromatic expressions, endowed with an unparalleled DNA, likely to cause them the same sensory stupor that they had experienced during their first discovery of the greatest Bordeaux and Burgundies.
Boërl & Kroff has pushed the boundaries of premium Champagne with the help of Michel Drappier to develop a Champagne both balanced and powerful with an exceptional aromatic profile far beyond their expectations.
The first magnum Boërl & Kroff was filled in 1995, it is a wine raised in patience. An elixir that has become one of the greatest, hedonistic wines in the world.
Boërl & Kroff 1996
KEY FACTS: CHAMPAGNE / VINTAGE 1996 / DISGORGED 2007 / 150cl / 3000 MAGNUMS
90% Pinot Noir, 7% Chardonnay, 3% Pinot Meunier
Medium gold with bronze tinges, few small bubbles in the glass.
Shy at first but then revealing some very elegant touches of coffee and Brazil nut but also nuances of lime.
Delicate on the palate, just lightly creamy with hints of tangerine and a very long white truffle aftertaste.
This is a very complex cuvée that will continue to develop. However, drinking now is a real delight.
Boërl & Kroff 1998
KEY FACTS: CHAMPAGNE / VINTAGE 1998 / DISGORGED 2014 & 2015 / 150cl / 3000 MAGNUMS
90% Pinot Noir, 7% Chardonnay, 3% Pinot Meunier
Medium deep gold with greenish tinges, abundance of tiny bubbles rising up in the glass.
Rich pastry nose with notes of orange marmalade but also some hints of Tart Tatin.
Round on the palate with a ripe texture and a wonderful concentration of mouth aromas with a beautiful sweet spices aftertaste lasting a long time.
This is a magnificent Champagne drinking very well now, a true classic.
Boërl & Kroff 2002
KEY FACTS: CHAMPAGNE / VINTAGE 2002 / DISGORGED 2015 / 150cl / 700 MAGNUMS
90% Pinot Noir, 7% Chardonnay, 3% Pinot Meunier
Medium gold with greenish tinges, consistent cordon made of very tiny bubbles.
Very complex nose with notes of citrus fruit, candied fruit, beeswax and earl grey tea.
Fresh and lively but with great finesse, superbly harmonious with a truly magnificent mouth feel leading on a delicious camomile aftertaste.
An intense Champagne, extremely enjoyable now and with an enormous ageing potential.
Boërl & Kroff Non-Vintage
KEY FACTS: CHAMPAGNE / NON-VINTAGE / DISGORGED 2010 / 150cl / 2000 MAGNUMS
70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay
Produced in 2005 (Most of it 2005 with a little 2000 reserve wine), stayed 5 years on latte.
Light gold with silver tinges and a very consistent cordon of tiny bubbles.
Very pleasing nose with notes of sour dough, at the aeration some beautiful touches of marzipan appear.
Lively on the palate but well defined with a wonderful tension and a long dried fruit aftertaste.
This is a very sensual Champagne, truly delicious now.
Boërl & Kroff Rosé Non-Vintage
KEY FACTS: ROSÉ CHAMPAGNE / NON-VINTAGE / DISGORGED 2010 / 150cl / 2000 MAGNUMS
100% Pinot Noir
All the Champagne from the vintage 2007 have no reserve wine, the Champagne stayed 30 months on latte. Rosé de saignée with 18 hours of maceration.
Beautiful medium coper colour with golden tinges and a small cordon of very small bubbles.
The nose reveals some lovely candied cherry notes, then it opens up on a mixture of nuances dominated by notes of wild strawberry.
Tight at first on the palate but nevertheless quite juicy with a superb texture and an intriguing blood orange aftertaste.
This is a Champagne rosé quite unique in style and bursting with energy.
B de Boërl & Kroff 2004
KEY FACTS: CHAMPAGNE / VINTAGE 2004 / DISGORGED 2016 / 75cl / 8000 BOTTLES
100% Pinot Noir
Medium light gold with silver tinges, important and consistent cordon of tiny bubbles.
The nose is exuberant with a medley of notes ranging from citrus fruit, candied fruit and tobacco leaves.
Lively on the palate with a chiselled texture and a lovely concentration of mouth aromas ending on an appealing fresh almond aftertaste.
This is a more delicate cuvée than the others but very easy to drink and enjoy now.