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Hazelburn 12-year-old

Overall rating
84.49/100
votes
494
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2009
Stated Age
12 years old
Number of bottles
3900
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
09/335
Barcode
610854217006
Added on
02 Sep 2009 8:20 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 71.54

Whisky Reviews for Hazelburn 12-year-old

43 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.49 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 84 points Administrator

    This triple distilled, almost Lowland-style variation of a Springbank malt claims to be unpeated. On the nose, there are orange zest, unripe apples and unexpected incense smoke. Hints of chocolate, dried fruits and marzipan indicate sherry cask influence. Arriving spicy and gingery, Hazelburn 12 tastes delicate and nutty with notes of roasted almonds, orange marmalade and coconuts. Traces of peat? Most definitely! The finish is of medium length, aromatic and oak-dominated. Altogether, an interesting but quite expensive Campbeltown Single Malt.

    RATING: 3.5/5.0 stars ≙ 84 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. Deloti scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. Falnor scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. kimmosuo scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  5. kot1803 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. jhut scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    14 June 2017
    • Nose
      Light smoke, do not really get it. Little medicinal, showing grass. Not floral or sweet. Not unpleasant
    • Taste
      Same as finish
    • Finish
      Pleasantly smooth, beautiful development. A few drops of water he becomes more open, not more complex. Not really improved, but opener.

  7. iDea D scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. uap304 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    It's all in the nose and development.  Spirit-driven.  Classic Springbank style, austere and challenging in that old-fashioned kind of way.  It does very well with time in the glass, and something of a chameleon from night to night.  A winner! 
    • Nose
      Mineral/metallic, malt, honey, fruit, popcorn, and citrus rind.
    • Taste
      Luscious sweet and fruity attack.  Thick, syrupy honey.  Then the mineral returns.  It does not take water well.
    • Finish
      Earthy, cereal crackers.  Possibly some sherry cask?  Milk chocolate.  With water, prickly oak spice and bitterness.

  9. fradin11 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    With time and more slips, it's always deliciously fruity, you have to give it time.
    • Nose
      Aromatic, initially orange, salt, marzipan, chocolate, apricot, young, yellow plum, nuts
    • Taste
      Malt, orange, red apple, very tasty and elegant, oak noticeable, figs, cinnamon, milk chocolate, peppery way out the back
    • Finish
      Will be fruity again, wine gum, sweet with hints of spice, oak and malt, medium length

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