Hazelburn 08-year-old

Overall rating
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

Average value

€ 58.00

2 × in wishlist

55 × member ratings

91 × in collection

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

  1. karloff scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Cast Olila scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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-

  4. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Tasted with Whiskyclub Spakenburg Around Scotland - Island hopping 01-2015
    • Nose
      mint, fruity, tobacco, wax, spices, honey and dates

      overall a bit sharp
    • Taste
      waxy, fruity, citrus, spices
    • Finish
      spices - white pepper, vanilla and liquorice - zoethout

  5. HunterRomario scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    An easy drink that does not disappoint or hurt.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.

  6. Igor scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Not too long. Grainy, spicy, acrid. Barley, crust of rye bread, sweet pepper, zest, black pepper, tannin, bitter chocolate, coating pungency.

  7. Master Quill did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This would be the 4th edition

  8. Feusi scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    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.

  9. Lafroy scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Medium long, a little hot with hints of white
      pepper, and some poor sweetness.

  10. karloff scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    Loved this malt as i have loved all the Springbank malts i've tasted
    • Nose
      Hay and barley with hints of smoke and citrus
    • Taste
      The barley followed with the citrus
    • Finish
      the citric takes over then followed by the barley


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