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Hazelburn 2004

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Oloroso Cask Matured
Stated Age
14 years old
Oloroso Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
49.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
07 Mar 2019 6:56 pm by SlijterijGerard
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 75.90

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111 × member ratings

419 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Hazelburn 2004

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.14 points

  1. chrizthewiz scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior


    Dirty, phenolic and yes, slightly peaty. The typical springbank character is there. Salted caramel, orangepeel, peanuts, old leatherboots, wet earth, tobacco. With time, more green and vegetal. Hints of sulphur. Cabbage and radish. Reminds of the Springbank 12y. Cask Strength with less peat influence.


    Sweeter than on the nose, with salted caramel, citrus, hints of peatsmoke, maple syrup, beeswax, drops of aged tequila. A little tannic and sulphury maybe, but still very enjoyable.


    This is quite a character. As most of the offerings from this iconic Campbelltown destillery, it has its unique DNA and charme. A little hard to pin down, which makes it even more interesting for fans of the destillery. /87

  2. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    These were a few very good Oloroso barrels that have been used here. The nose is just great and delivers exactly what you expect from a sherry barrel matured whisky from the House of Springbank - although I had to make sure in between once again that Hazelburn and not Spring Bank is on the label. On the palate, it continues as promised by the nose, the finish an echo of the nose and the palate. What more do you want.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Raisins, dried plums, ripe grapes, leather, tobacco and a slightly dirty note, which is usually found at Springbank. Slightly mineral and yes, even a trace of smoke can be seen. The nose feels thick and heavy. Brown raw cane sugar, almonds, toffee. Cocoa. Nice roasted aromas. After a while spicy notes are added: rosemary, thyme, cinnamon and black pepper. The spices combine pleasantly with the mineral note, leaving the dried fruits behind.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sweet grapes and at the same time a tart wood note. Can one confuse good with fine smoke - or does he have both? Raisins, prunes, sherry, tobacco, tobacco. Nice dry from the beginning. The pleasant woody note stretches out for a long time. Brown sugar, caramel, nougat chocolate. Also on the tongue he resembles a jump bench quite clearly. You could almost think that you have a down-diluted batch of the 12 CS in your glass. Mild pepper and rosemary and as a counterpoint to bitter honey and crème brulée.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium to long, dry, leathery, dried fruits. The wood note lays on the farewell again on the tongue, fine smoke passes through.

  3. Sandman scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Tobacco, chocolate, brown sugar, bastogne cake, cherries, sherry, raisins, plums and cappuccino.
    • Taste
      Chocolate, coffee, tobacco, hazelnuts, nutmeg, forest fruits, raisins, bastogne cake and oak.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, dry, oak, coffee, hazelnuts, cherries, raisins, forest fruits and toasted bread.

  4. Volker Gude scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Fruity, strong, light ham.


  5. Conside scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Above the average. Very good.

  6. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Good cask for a good distillate. What can go wrong? Not much apparently, as this Hazelburn ticks all the boxes for what a good whisky should be. My only minor gripe is that it looses steam at the finish.
    • Nose
      Sweet from dates, figs, and grilled oranges. Quite juicy and a hint of smoke or perhaps unlit matches. Turkish mocha, ham, and gravy. A ton of nuts – ground, roasted walnuts and nutmeg incense. Nice stuff!
    • Taste
      Sweetness at first. Juicy apricots, plums, and ripe figs. The mouth feel is creamy, with lightly caramelized butter, crème brûlée, and mint chocolate short bread.
    • Finish
      Medium. Semi-sweet oak is lingering for a short while, but overall its gone a little too quickly.

  7. maurisso scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    "seized by enthusiasm" Better than Longrow 14 Sherry recently. A perfect combination of minerals and wings. Sulfur, how nice. Seaweed.

    And it also tastes like a cork!

  8. MadScientist scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. Bam scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Again, an absolutely exceptional whisky, with unmistakable Springbank style. When I read my notes like this, I think to myself, how can that taste, but if I have it in the glass, I can hardly get enough of it. Horny part, for a very fair price. If you like the 12 CS Springer, you should get at least one sample from this one.
    • Nose
      First clearly salty caramel, with a slight, medical smoky note. Then the Springbank radio with old leather, musty, musty wood, and Korriander with a good shot of oak. Only slowly, the fruitiness develops with sweet and salty dates and plum prawns. Also a kakoanote and some anise are there. In between, there is always a flash of ne Kuhstallnote.
    • Taste
      The Salty Caramel is back, along with the dates and cocoa. The smoke then comes together with the oak, which bring spice and earthy notes. White pepper, the tongue starts to roast.
    • Finish
      Longer finish, especially the spicy oak is there for a long time, but never bitter, the smoke is again clearly felt, just like the cocoa notes.

  10. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very nice the sherry, triple distillation and the SB character marriage. 88/89.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sherry, honey, phosphorus, eucalyptus and musty basement.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Powerful. Sherry, pepper and ginger, earth, malt, wood smoke and apple.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, spicy.


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