Hazelburn 13 Years Old 2007

Hazelburn 13 Years Old 2007 (2021 Release)

What they say

A single vintage release of Hazelburn, Springbank’s triple distilled malt, matured in 75% bourbon casks and 25% sherry casks. This release was limited to 6,300 bottles.

Official tasting notes

  • Nose – Deliciously smooth and creamy like a lemon cheesecake with notes of vanilla, citrus and digestive biscuits.
  • Palate – Fruity with ripe peaches and crisp red apples. The bourbon influence promotes notes of vanilla whilst there are hints of honey and orange rind with a developing undertone of liquorice and aniseed.
  • Finish – Delicate with grassy freshness and subtle hints of honey and glazed dates.

What I say

The 2021 edition of Hazelburn’s 13 Year Old features a predominantly ex-Bourbon cask maturation 3:1 ex-Sherry cask. Bottled at 48.6% and 6,300 bottles.

  • ABV 48.6%
  • Age 13 Years Old
  • Bottler Official
  • Bottling Hazelburn
  • Cask Bourbon & Sherry
  • Category Single malt Scotch whisky
  • Cost £60
  • Origin Springbank Distillery
  • Outturn 6,300 bottles
  • Region Campbeltown
  • Released May 2021
  • Vintage2007

My tasting notes

  • Appearance Rich amber gold (9/20) beaded, fine tears and long, fine legs.
  • Nose Sweet and creamy, vanilla, lemon puff biscuits, lemon cheesecake, heather honey, golden syrup, later drier malt and barley flour and some drying oak wood.
  • Taste Medium-light bodied, sweet, biscuity, some soft citrus, lemon, peach, apple, vanilla, caramel, some honey, wood influence builds with spiced white pepper and mouthfeel becomes sharper and thinner, moves towards salted caramel and herbal notes such as liqourice root.
  • Finish Long clarified, sweet and dry, honey and cereal.
  • Overall A superb Hazelburn expression in which the spirit nature has been matched to (mostly) ex-bourbon maturation, soft citrus fruits and biscuity cereals accentuated with a touch of sherry sweetness and Campbeltown maritime/salt influences.

Score 87/100

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