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Hazelburn 12-year-old

Overall rating 417 votes 84.57

Tastingtags

38 Notes

Slàinte Mhath
Moderator Slàinte Mhath Review note
11 May 2017 4:19 pm
Slàinte Mhath gave this whisky 84 points

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 84 pts   ·ABOVE AVERAGE·

Weighted Rate
84.1
Nose
85
Initial taste
83
Body
84
Finish
81
Price
84
Presentation
91
“There is no such thing as bad whisky - some are just better than others.” (W. Faulkner)
iDea D
Expert Senior iDea D Review note
09 Nov 2017 10:28 pm
iDea D gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87.4
Nose
91
Initial taste
87
Body
86
Finish
89
Price
79
Presentation
89
Dimitri
uap304
Member Senior uap304 Tasting note
10 Jul 2017 8:35 am
uap304 gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Gin clear
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.

Comments

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! 

fradin11
Expert Senior fradin11 Review note
16 Jun 2017 8:27 pm
fradin11 gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.9
Nose
89
Initial taste
90
Body
90
Finish
89
Price
85
Presentation
88
ColdAesthetics
Expert Senior ColdAesthetics Tasting note
09 Apr 2017 11:10 am
ColdAesthetics gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Aromatisch, anfangs Orange, Salz, Marzipan, Schokolade, Aprikose, junge, gelbe Pflaume, Nüsse

Taste

Malz, Orange, roter Apfel, sehr süffig und elegant, Eiche spürbar, Feigen, Zimt, Milchschokolade, pfeffrig nach hinten raus

Finish

Wird wieder fruchtiger, Weingummi, süß mit Hauch Würze, Eiche und Malz, mittellang

Comments

Wird mit der Zeit und mehr Schlücken immer lecker fruchtiger, man muss ihm Zeit lassen.

Marko_I
Connoisseur Marko_I Tasting note
15 Mar 2017 9:04 pm
Color
Burnished
Nose

hui, der kribbelt in der Nase, aber kein Alkohol, sondern Zitrone und Salz, da komm ich an nix anderes ran... +Tropfen Wasser: Orangen- und Aprikosenmarmelade, Nuss-Nougat-Creme, Marzipan, ein Hauch Leder/Erde im Hintergrund

Taste

cremig und süß (auch ohne Wasser), Orangenmarmelade, Nougat, Milchschokolade... bleibt er länger im Mund, auch etwas Pfeffer und (!) Weingummi - klingt komisch, ist aber so

Finish

mittellang, auch hier hab ich nochmal diese Weingumminote, Nougat, sanfte Schärfe und eine ziemlich eigenwillige würzige Note, was aromatisches, so zwischen gemahlenem Kümmel, Fenchel und Pfefferminze

Comments

Da kommt nachher noch der Rest vom Sample ins Glas, der ist lecker und schön eigenwillig, 55€ gehen grade so OK.

"Every question I answer will only lead to another question", 'Mother', Lost S06E15
wisekycourse
Expert Senior wisekycourse Tasting note
04 Feb 2017 9:12 am
wisekycourse gave this whisky 82 points
Color
Jonquiripe corn
Nose

piquant de suite ,puis odeurs fines de citron,de raisin

Taste

un côté herbeux-iodé-fumé léger,du malt,du citron encore confit

Finish

encore des épices,qui durent,mais finale courte et simple

Comments

trop effacé,trop simple,minimaliste,peu de saveurs qui se mettent en avant!

My Collection
vojt466
Expert Senior vojt466 Tasting note
24 Jan 2017 8:00 pm
vojt466 gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Na první přičichnutí zakulacené, medové, se sladem, zralým ovocem a místy lehce prostupujícím citrusem - je v tom lehce cítit sherry. Někde na pozadí jde najít dřevitost a jakoby lehká rašelinná nakouřenost. Celkově je vůně jemná a uhlazená - dost možná je to dané trojitou destilací

Taste

Zralé ovoce přelité medem, slad, dřevitost, vanilka, čokoládové sušenky, opečený toast s velice jemným kořením

Finish

V dozvuku sušené tmavé ovoce, dřevitost, kakao, slad, opečený toast a sílící koření

Comments

Celkově je to zaoblené s jemným kořením, plně sladké s náznaky rašeliny - je to poctivý kus pití, ale zázraky se nekonají

Andytka3
Connoisseur Andytka3 Review note
23 Nov 2016 1:53 am
Andytka3 gave this whisky 88 points

N- Solidly balance, honey and pomerol charm with thick rich treacle. Evolve to nutmeg, tree branches and salted butter.

P- Malty, milky chocolate flakes. Well structure and firm despite triple distilled. Rich mouth coating.

F- Long and smooth, frizzy, numb of szechuan pepper remains.

— at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

Weighted Rate
88.8
Nose
90
Initial taste
91
Body
90
Finish
88
Price
85
Presentation
85
sapecosta
Member Senior sapecosta Review note
06 Nov 2016 1:04 pm
sapecosta gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
83
Nose
84
Initial taste
85
Body
82
Finish
83
Price
76
Presentation
86

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