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Hazelburn 2001

Overall rating
89.85/100
votes
63
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Bottling
Vintage
04.05.2001
Bottled
24.09.2018
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
36
Number of bottles
276
Strength
49.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Private cask owner
Added on
26 Nov 2018 9:18 am by NickWalker1955
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 243.69

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63 × member ratings

98 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Hazelburn 2001

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.85 points

  1. schero scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A Hammer-Dram, which unfortunately could not quite convince the crowd in the tasting. But now I finally understand why: This whisky is suitable for the sofa and not for a hectic tasting. With time and peace, he unfolds a grandiose complexity, which I have not yet experienced from Hazelburn.
    • Nose
      95 95
      Complex mineral notes, citrus notes, coastal aroma, oak spiciness, dry wood, sparkling lemon juice, everything very interwoven and barely separable, one stands in the middle of the warehouse
    • Taste
      90 90
      Mild and citrusy start, creaminess and mineral punch fight on the tongue, the oak wort is there without being dry
    • Finish
      91 91
      Spicy, full-bodied, maritime and mineral, completely blended and harmonious

  2. dramark scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A great complex whisky, compliments to the barrel owner, everything was done right!
    • Nose
      88 88
      beautiful fruit basket like mango, pineapple, mandrine, freshly cut wood, leather, some mobile polish, nuts, pepper, hay,
    • Taste
      90 90
      wow great, pleasantly oily, nutty, dark honey, the fruits are back, spices, fine woody notes,
    • Finish
      90 90
      nice and warm, spicy,

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Malty citrusy and mineral with a hint of dirtiness, quite enjoyable

  4. WSP scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    subtle, fine sherry ripening - the distillate is preserved very well!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. etwa77 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    if Springbank would take over Ben Nevis.. or is it the other way around..?
    or better yet.. if Springbank would marry Ben Nevis.

    ..in my (very humble and appreciative) opinion, the owner
    made Scotch history with this spirit.
    • Nose
      93 93
      heavy oils, minerals and just an outstanding blend of fruits.. leather and polish.. freshly roasted almonds and coffee in the background.. where the wild herbs grow.
    • Taste
      92 92
      bitter sweet and yummy.. apples in a slightly burned in the oven apple pie.. more fruits and just a hint of smoke. the oak is clearly there, but just so well enveloped in oils and tannins.. in the end, the sweet wins the day. also, oranges.
    • Finish
      90 90
      long.. tart..bitter limes.. almost fizzy.. slightly saline with a hint of wet wood

  6. Harune Noor scored this whisky 100 points Newbie

    This is possibly one of the finest whiskies I have had the pleasure of drinking, leaves a subtle warmth in the palette and is a smooth drink. I would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys a good whisky.
    • Taste
      Exquisite
    • Finish
      Smooth

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    Quite punchy, spicy - not bad
    • Nose
      88 88
      Minerals, green fruits, little leafy and grassy, little citric, spices, little oak wood, hints of unripe nuts
    • Taste
      90 90
      Punchy, spicy, subtle sweetness, little citrus fruits, little oak wood, pepper, little ginger, little honey, more minerals, little salty, lemon peel
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, warm, spicy, zesty, grapefruit, a tad bitter in the end

  8. DannyDram scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Good complexity, straightforward in the aroma from the beginning to the end and nicely balanced.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Melon, lemon, mandarin peel, leaves, maritime, ginger, toasted wood, polished metal, clay. Very well balanced with pronounced intensity and depth.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Mandarin peel, orange, white pepper, ginger, rhubarb. Well balanced, medium body, creamy and oily.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Tangerine, seasoning, white bread, some wood. Pleasantly balanced, slightly sweet and longer finish

  9. etwa77 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      warm malt, spicy crust of fresh pumpkin pie.. clean bees
      -wax.. roasted almonds.. some smoke (probably from the roasting of the almonds :) water brings forward freshly squeezed lemons, ginger and mint.. almost like those effervescent flu tablets dissolved into cold, sparkling water
    • Taste
      90 90
      fruity, honey-sweet.. incredibly floral at the end.. quite Japanese at heart
    • Finish
      87 87
      spicy, sweet.. not very powerful.. short-lived traces from the Magnificent fireworks show.. sweet & spicy, that’s how i would like my old age nostalgia

  10. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Mango, apple, vanilla and peat
    • Taste
      88 88
      Mango, peat and vanilla,
    • Finish
      88 88
      Mango, bread, peat and litchi.

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