Hazelburn 10 Years Old (46%, OB, 2020)
- ABV: 46%
- Age: 10 Years Old
- Bottling: OB
- Category: Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky
- Cost: £37.99
- Origin: Springbank distillery
- Vintage: undeclared
What they say
Part of the Hazelburn core range, this is a 10 year old bottling of Hazelburn single malt Scotch whisky from the Springbank distillery in the Campbeltown region. It is triple distilled, matured in bourbon casks and bottled at 46% ABV.
Hazelburn is one of three styles of whisky produced at Springbank, known for being triple distilled and unpeated, whereas Springbank single malt is distilled two-and-a-half times and is lightly peated, and Longrow single malt is twice distilled and heavily peated.
Official tasting notes:
Nose: Toffee apples, fresh honey and fragrant pears. Hints of vanilla.
Palate: Good mouthfeel paired with bright notes of vanilla and Crunchie bars. More lively fruit notes underneath.
Finish: Oily and sweet on the finish.
Overall: Early evening dramming, this one. Relaxed and flavoursome.
What I say
Dram #4 from Water of Life Society Tasting 103 Scotch Whisky Regions. Fairly safe bet this was from Campbeltown. A good waft of smoke and quite light character confused me – I guess I hadn’t realised how smokey this distillate could be…I guessed Kilkerran.
My tasting notes:
- Appearance: White Burgundy (5/20), large, oily tears, long, fine legs.
- Nose: Sweet, bacon frazzles, lemon citrus, slightly coastal, fruity, grapefruit, a little chalky and ozone/hot sandy beach.
- Taste: Smoked and dry, mineralic, chalky, sharp citrus, lemon and grapefruit, oily and buttery, vanilla.
- Finish: Long, smokey, salinity and sweet.
Quite basic for a Campbeltown dram, not so much the dirty oily dockside/fishing boat but much more coastal, clean salt-laden air, mineralic chalk and plenty of citrus with a hint of vanilla.
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Categories: Single malt