Hazelburn 2007

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Open Day 2018
Stated Age
10 years old
Refill Marsala Hogsheads
Number of bottles
59.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Open Day 2018
Added on
25 may 2018 6:48 pm by GlenPiWi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 155.92

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87 × member ratings

194 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Hazelburn 2007

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.46 points

  1. LukeFive scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Had this bottle opened since festival, about 3/4 full.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Ohh yes we are in Campbelltown, hello Springbank. Fresh, Lemon curds, Wet concrete on sun stuff going on here, minerals, this dunnage warehouse mustiness, typical not a easy access Hazelburn stuff especially with this dominating cask influence. But it works somehow
    • Taste
      85 85
      Yes good stuff, Arrival sharp and precise but transfers into spicy galore after while, perhaps the strength, as the pandemic is all over of us right now Im not diluting the "water of life". But this doesnt stop me from appreciating this beast. The casks won this one but to be honest it is a success. Got grippy tannins at the second part of development. If you like wine finishes etc, this is great dram to have.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Winey and medium long, the casks have taken over RIP hazelburn ( still a good ride )

  2. Gregers scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      Honeysuckle, elderberry flowers, vanilla, dates, seaweed, smoked trout, sulphur.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Dark meat, very slight notes of toffee, a bit of smoke. Slight sweetness is overcome by oak too fast. Sulphur is noticeable.
    • Finish
      74 74
      Began promising, but doesn't hold up and vanes off too fast with basically no aftertaste.

  3. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Too bad that he wears off in the finish. Otherwise, a solid chocolate with nice sweet fruit notes and a wide range of flavors.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Clear and refreshing nose, with fresh bread dough mixed with yeast in the notes of ripe pears and green apples. Well integrated alcohol. A few drops of water help to open a little more. Now also vanilla pudding with chocolate sprinkles, pancakes with maple syrup. Kirsch. Now he wants to get away from the bright fruits and the raisins and dates.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Dry and sweet start. If there were not a pinch of pepper and some ginger, you could well imagine that he could drift away in the direction of "liqueurs". Luckily he does not. Raisins, dates, old greased leather. For 10 years of maturation, he has a good dose of oak in tow. Is becoming increasingly dry and throws something mineral, as it is more used to Springbank, on the tongue. Almonds and hazelnuts, raisin bread.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Just medium finish, dry. Rebuilds quite fast and leaves grape sweetness and pebble stone taste.

  4. penumbra scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Simple and beautiful, the barrels add a significant level of complexity while introducing an acceptable range of poor flavors.
    • Nose
      Sweet, pollen, grape-flavored jelly, light, sea salt, mineral.
    • Taste
      Salt water, slightly sour, quickly turned sweet, orange, blueberry, can't tell if it's red phosphorus/stable/or grape skin, slightly astringent on the tongue.
      Strong, oily, sweet, no sour, slightly astringent, no bitterness, no pungency, no alcohol, no irritation.
    • Finish
      Long-lasting, salt and pepper ginkgo, barley, compound juice.

  5. Highlander65 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Color: light gold
    Wonderful whisky, sensual, very elegant.
    • Nose
      Spectacular nose, cognac, raisin wine, almond, ripe fruit, very fragrant flowers, very sweet and very sensual, mon cheri, sugared almond, perfectly integrated alcohol. A light synthetic note of glue and sulfur comes out with water.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly different palate, very citric, lemon candy, very structured body, even in the mouth the alcohol is barely perceived, lemon tart. With water the lemon goes down and the malt comes out
    • Finish
      Medium-long finish, with notes of cedar.

  6. BLX scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Purchased from a friend who kindly sold it at original retail price.

    Nose: bacon fat, Chinese all spice, anise, cardamom, turmeric.

    Taste: chilli, charred embers, pine nut.

    Finish: medium.

    Very interesting cask choice which does work However I always find hazelburn works best in regular bourbon.

  7. Sylvia scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Fresh fruitiness, bright and vibrant. Bitter Chinese traditional herbs, tea leaves, cooked fruits. More bitterness, and waxy.
    • Taste
      83 83
      I think some water will help. Fruit juice, passion fruits, blue berry cheese cakes. Borderline soapiness. Bitter liquorice candy, anti-biotic. Probably added too much water.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Finish is quite long, anti-biotic, bitter and sticky. Sharp and spicy.

  9. Love street scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    One of the great surprises in life, this whisky has not disappointed in any way
    Nose vulcanised liquirish, unusual but inviting
    Arrival bitter sweet liquirish, big and full
    Development dry bitter liquirish, little bit of sweet fruits and peppermint
    Finish dry bitter medium length
    An under rated whisky, I’ll rate other higher but they won’t be so good (!!!) underated, better than we would all think, if that makes sense

  10. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur


    N: Toffee over [refill Marsala wine hogshead] sherry-esque vibes.
    T: This robust modern style begins sour > sweet with boozy toffee-caramel and a sour sharp fruity development.
    F: Warm and salty.
    C: Unremarkably competent.

    Scores a B-

  11. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  12. Owidram scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This one grows on you.

    Simple at the start, it develops  nice complexity, mouth is on sugar side but not flat at all, very powerful.

    a very long finish that goes on and on. Very good indeed and swims like a champ. I noted only 89 but I expect more with an opened bottle.


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