- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 08 years old
- Number of bottles
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 03 Nov 2009 12:27 am
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Whisky Reviews for Hazelburn 08-year-old
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.00 points
- N: Light-sweet, cereal/mash base, a bit peppery [white pepper corns] and overall - heavily grain led.
T: Extraordinarily clear maltose/raisin note to start, with a curiously dry sweet ’n’ sour mouthful. Theres some rough, oily/grain spirit to contend with in the middle, but before long it settles back into its consistency once again.
F: Even drier, sweet, milk-of-magnesia finish with powdered chocolate and more raisins.
C: Young but good ‘barley spirit’. The most remarkable note is the dry yet desirable mouthfeel.
Scores a C-
- Tasted with Whiskyclub Spakenburg Around Scotland - Island hopping 01-2015
mint, fruity, tobacco, wax, spices, honey and dates
overall a bit sharp
waxy, fruity, citrus, spices
spices - white pepper, vanilla and liquorice - zoethout
- An easy drink that does not disappoint or hurt.
At first, it seems very light, then it develops, it turns into a sweetish malt, with a light spice touch, I still feel the marzipan and the smell of citrus.
The taste of malt woody, the first impression is dry, the alcoholic taste is known, it gradually turns into a sweet spiciness. The conclusion is shorter, warmer.
- Initially, I was slightly disappointed. Very light, inexpressive and ungraceful. Hazelburn 8 y.o. seemed to me pretty mediocre single malt Scotch at first. How wrong I was though. It simply needs some time. After 5-10 minutes, its roughness and protuberance melts away, and ugly duckling turns then into... let's say, it improves. And distinctly.
Field flowers, moist (wet greenery), dandelion, soap bubbles, blue cheese, hints of plastic. Opens up in a few minutes with sweet scents. Luscious tropical fruit, thistle, sugar cane, croissants, cosmetic powder.
Silky-thin body texture. Treacle, dry sherry, polished wood, gooseberries, kiwi, pineapple, citrus fruit, cream soda. There's some odd aerated effect too. Reminds me of an Irish whisky in its style a bit.
Not too long. Grainy, spicy, acrid. Barley, crust of rye bread, sweet pepper, zest, black pepper, tannin, bitter chocolate, coating pungency.
- This would be the 4th edition
- Nutty malty sweetness in the surprisingly heavy body, fresh and tangy, malt grains and nuts (hazelnuts?) in the nose, as well as in tthe moth. A medium finish with a sea brize and fresh corn.
Nose gives the sense of young alcohol, pine,
sourness, citrus notes, flowers, malted barley, some influence of sherry and chocolate,
but not very well balanced.
It starts with freshness, citrus, but that
impression does not last for long. You will find sourness, hot spices and pepper.
Unfortunately, balance is bad and the taste is less than average.
Medium long, a little hot with hints of white
pepper, and some poor sweetness.
- Loved this malt as i have loved all the Springbank malts i've tasted
Hay and barley with hints of smoke and citrus
The barley followed with the citrus
the citric takes over then followed by the barley