Hazelburn 2004

Overall rating
87.85/100
votes
574
Whiskybase ID
WB127171
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Oloroso Cask Matured
Vintage
10.2004
Bottled
05.02.2019
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
9900
Strength
49.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
19/039
Barcode
610854003821
Added on
07 mar 2019 6:58 pm by SlijterijGerard
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 379.12

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Whisky reviews for Hazelburn 2004

110 users have left 115 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.85 points.

  1. davidloosli scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      rather on the sweet side, a bit of mint, spearmint, roasted nuts and almonds, cherry, plums
    • Taste
      very chocolaty, dark fruits, cherry, blackberries, nice sourness, moves a bit towards peach
    • Finish
      strong cacao, burned caramel, the mint is back, with a nice layer of fruit sweetness behind

  2. hzs275 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. bankimate scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. stalker1971 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Don Cassi scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The nose starts strong with honey, dates, raisins and some meat broth. Behind it are gentle ginger-lemon aromas.

    In the mouth it is very soft and oily, the increased alcohol content is hardly noticeable. In addition, sweet and spicy sherry and wood notes line the mouth.

    In the finish, the spicy wood notes intensify and are accompanied by a light wisp of smoke.
    Length: 6/10

    Overall, a very nicely matured sherry malt that leaves enough room for the typical Springbank character. The basic character reminds me of the Glen Garioch 15.
    Note 1-

  6. Cipidos scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. geriud scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. tancerz11111 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  9. penumbra scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Couldn't find a worse sherry cask, unfortunately this is the original wine.
    • Nose
      Brass, Minerals, Slight Firework, Flint, Salted Asparagus, Dried Nori, O-Barrel Red Phosphorus, Dried Apricots, Dried Plums, Certainly Lighter Than Springbank, Cheese, Cream, Roasted Honey, Wool Blanket, Wheat Bran, Bread side, herbs, garlic green beans.
      Oceanic/metallic is more interesting and complex.
    • Taste
      Salt, pepper, lard, ginkgo, matcha. Sherry cask acidity without fruitiness. Leather, 90% dark chocolate, almond husk, pills, fennel.
      Strong, oily, slightly sweet, no acid, no tannins, no astringency, slightly bitter, no pungency, no alcohol, no irritation.
    • Finish
      Long, salty, bitter coffee, dried fruit (not sweet).

  10. SebStar scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  11. Gregorsky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  12. zzqfyl scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  13. lucero scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  14. Chiron scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

  15. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Very soft and sweet fragrance experience when pouring, a little reluctant, so wait a little longer..... A touch of honey and lemon zest. A little vanilla cake and ginger. Earthy tones also come up. Very fine sherry tones, really enjoy.
    • Taste
      Very clearly the sherry that comes first followed by the red fruit such as strawberries and cherries. Some wood notes are also clearly present. A very pleasant and better whisky.
    • Finish
      Medium finish in which everything is reviewed again with a little oily mouthfeel.

  16. Lakerfield scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A wonderful example of quality sherry maturation. As it is my first bottle of Hazelburn, I can't say it's on par with others. But it's definitely less amped up compared to Springbank releases which has a thicker character. Shares its similarities with the 2019 Oloroso Kilkerran 8yo, but this one is less fierce and goes to deeper ends. If only the finish were a little longer, but hey. Find one = buy one.
    • Nose
      Intriguing from the get-go. Experience has taught me that Oloroso casks can differ very very much.. And these were very good. It's a creamy and leathery kind of sherry influence with a speck of dust and that is the rare, good kind in my opinion. Starting with pear, grilled pineapple, mango, banana, orange zest and blueberry. Moving on to assorted chocolate, orange marmalade, vanilla ice cream, sultana and salted caramel. Then there's cream sherry, honey, cinnamon, almond paste, leather, tobacco and smoked meat with a tiny whiff of peat. Really good nose, I would say an almost perfect amount of sherry influence here. I can nose this for a while but we'll have to keep moving.
    • Taste
      What's in the nose translates flawlessly to the palate. Lovely texture and not too strong of an ABV. One thing: very minute traces of peat. So if that's not your thing.. Starts with said light peat, burnt oak, bacon grease, sheep wool and leather. Then there's stewed apple, pear, orange peel and cranberry. Also assorted chocolate, orange marmalade, salted caramel and sultana. Walnut, honey, beeswax, balsamic vinegar and something like latex glove complete the picture. I tried adding water as a little experiment, my advice: don't! This one doesn't like to swim as it doesn't improve anything. With 49% water isn't really needed anyway.
    • Finish
      Unfortunately a bit short. Cacao powder, apple sauce, Turkish delight, licorice, toffee and chalk.

  17. rolabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  18. LDB scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Delicious oily-fruity-spicy. Very much like his Oloroso brother, one year doesn't matter that much. Very light wood smoke.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Flawless Olorosa notes, dried figs with black pepper. Apricot fruit slices and dry-aged Galloway beef.
    • Taste
      88 88
      On the palate there are also notes of honey and light smoke (small wood fire), and everything combines into a delicious melange.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The whole thing sounds harmonious, but rather briefly.

  19. Jimbeau scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  20. Saftkenner scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    An exciting and very multi-faceted bottling with great drinking strength - with a slightly bitter but also tasty character. Fruity, spicy, slightly mineral. Only in the finish it weakens a bit.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Very nice, spicy sherry nose with well integrated alcohol. In addition to the beautiful spice and fruit, it has an almost maritime-fresh character with light mineral notes.
      Dried, sticky plums, sultanas, caramel, honey, salty sea breezes, leather, vanilla, cinnamon, peach, very nice, spicy European oak.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Great drinking strength, powerful acceleration, slightly oily body.
      Peach, brine, tree bark, cinnamon, menthol, leather, tobacco, green apple, a little caramel. Finally, a decent oak load.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium length finish. Espresso, oak, cold ash, mint, dried apricots. Slightly sticky in the end.

  21. Killswitch scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  22. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  23. DrunkDude scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    scbp-5551, for Shirley, is boring, modern, young and simple. Well-regarded, the style is the same, but it is better than 13yo oloroso: Fortunately, it is more like Genting in terms of thickness.
    • Nose
      86 86
      There seems to be slight peat? The faint sweetness is prominent, caramel, micro coffee, sweet apple juice mixed with concentrated water, alcohol stimulation, slight tobacco smell. After waking up, the citrus feeling becomes stronger, while the dry sweetness of caramel becomes weaker. The overall performance is similar but weaker than the Genting 10 years in the past two years. 86
    • Taste
      84 84
      Dark chocolate, dried dates, bitter tangerine peel, pepper, woody scratch. After the cup wakes up, the taste will have extra citrus oil, grapefruit peel, lemon salt, oily nuts, and the complexity is better. The irritation is moderate. All flavor types are made of sesame pepper and dried apple skin. The wine has a medium wine power and a medium oiliness, similar to citrus peel oil, and the flavor complexity is average. p84-b84
    • Finish
      82 82
      Dark chocolate, bitter, tannins, long-lasting. Chalk has a long-lasting astringency. 82

  24. Defeatless scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A more then decent sherry matured Hazelburn!
    • Nose
      The expected sherry nose. Quite a decent hit of proper sherry maturation, nothing like the modern Glensherry whisky.
      This gives raisin, sweet wood oil, some tobacco. Hint of nuts is in de background.
    • Taste
      A sweet and sour arrival. After some seconds a tad bitter.
      It gives again the expected. Some good matured sherry notes. This is more on the fruity then the hardy side though.
      Some water makes the bitterness disappear.
    • Finish
      Long length. A tad of smoke pops up, but not a peaty smoke, more like coal smoke.

  25. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Red fruit, tobacco, saline, grape juice, dirty sherry, vanilla. Wonderful nose.
    • Taste
      Dried red fruit, dark honey, grape juice, dirty sherry, faint smoke, mild saline.
    • Finish
      Long with dried red fruit, spice, mild honey and saline.

  26. romantickizzel scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    Upon opening delicious vegetal herby nose , mirepoix - especially onions celery mixed with the sherry beautifully balanced.

    This didn't oxidise in the bottle well though, and the vegetal nose and taste dissipated with time .

    Still well worth the purchase and seeking out , and hope Hazelburn keep making quality bottlings like this!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  27. JBKwb scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  28. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  29. Dramming Dutchman scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very good sherry cask matured. Good flavours, not the ultimate top but very good which brings it to 88 points by me. I would buy a second bottle if available for reasanoble price.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  30. GAET59 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Nose: Creamy, nice roundness, grapes, apricots and orange. Between dried fruits and citrus fruits its heart swings, then jam and a fine grain side
    Very well integrated alcohol, with aeration we gradually arrive at the chocolate
    In the mouth, we are on dried fruits and spices but difficult to describe (not on salt or any kind of pepper)
    It's a little less complex than the nose
    Final: Average and drying, it spoils the rest of the tasting a bit.

    If the rest were the same level as the nose it would be worth a 91/92 but unfortunately it's worth an 88 on my side.

  31. Rogier Engel scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  32. Teomarg scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  33. Teomarg scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  34. Teresa scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  35. Mortlach19 scored this whisky 88 points Newbie

    This is a very substantial, meaty Hazelburn. Much more powerful in acceleration and volume and that is not only due to the higher alcohol content. A great balance of sweet and sour and at the end a subtle Benromach-like smoky note. That was a real bargain for € 75 in 2019.

  36. HenktheWaxer scored this whisky 94 points Newbie

    BURN BURN FEEL THE hazelBURN!

    wait for the vanilla to take its turn

    Tripple distilled with artificial coloring

    complying to the oloroso cask following

    take a nose before you go swallowing

    BURN BURN FEEL THE hazelBURN!

  37. etwa77 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Edit: following the initial enthusiasm, my love for this dram gradually decreased.. it did not oxidize well.. now i find it a little too thin and.. as they say.. too one-dimensional along the fruits.. still, very nice and at a dinner with friends-friendly abv!

    __________________________________

    excellent, complex dram that reminds me, especially in the nose, of Bunnahabhain 18, only the Hazelburn has more thickness, fruits and personality.. one of those rare bottles where after the first sip i immediately said to myself, i have to get another bottle of this!

    the taste is especially satisfying.. various notes morphing constantly into others.. from sweet fruits to smoke to bitter oranges to leather and tobacco.. although i do see the references to its more famous sister, Springbank, it very much stays on its own feet!

    just a wonderful whisky to both pick apart and to drink!

  38. grinface scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The nose was often very good, but sometimes it was also slightly off. It rises a little with water and becomes sweeter too. The finish feels more like a mess than a composition. Still, it's delicious, but I don't have as much fun as I hoped. It is a little too far away from what I expect from a Hazelburn. Full review (german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2019/07/04/ein-paar-hazelburn/

  39. Funtik scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    22/22/22/22

  40. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  41. claymore84 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 07-28-2020

  42. Totoro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I've gradually become less fond of the ol' sherry & peat combo than I used to be, but here it really does work a charm.
    Likewise, I find myself gravitating less toward teenaged malts and more toward older ones, but this really doesn't seem like it would've benefited hugely from additional aging.
    The only questionable aspect is the finish: it's a bit too musty and funky for me, but I get why others might cherish this part especially.
    P.S. This is the second most tobacco notes that I've yet encountered in a whisky. Only the Br7 (WID 101296) can top that.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Blind, I might've pegged this for a Benromach - it's got that same dry style and earthy, peaty funk.
      Leather, wet earth / petrichor, pipe tobacco, tart spices like clove, rosemary, camphor and nutmeg (or is that cinnamon?), very dry Oloroso, and ashy smoke with a mineral aspect.
      The peat level felt quite high initially (roughly like sherried Bowmore, I'd say), but some aeration has turned everything milder and more laid-back. I wouldn't call this extremely complex or complicated, but it is extremely well balanced and integrated for its age. Seems a good deal older than it actually is.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Yup: it's the nose on repeat, plus some additional brown-sugar, burnt-caramel sweetness flaring up as it runs down the throat. Crazy smooth as well considering the ABV: this feels more like a well-rounded 46%, if that. You wouldn't call this one fruity or easily accessible - it's actually rather tart, acerbic, and extravagantly dry - but it is seamlessly coherent and, within its particular niche or style, absolutely flawless. And who would expect that many fruits from Springbank, anyways?
    • Finish
      82 82
      Leather, tobacco, ristretto, cold, ashy smoke. Cola without any sugar (or sugar substitutes). Getting *really* dry now.
      Edit: After a couple of minutes, the oak - by the flavor that stays the longest - develops a questionable, musty, perhaps even slightly moldy aspect. And while you really get the sense that this was (at least partly) drawn from venerable, time-tested Oloroso butts (if you're looking for something similar, check out WID 70634), you also can't help but notice the funky, fungal quality of those well-worn, wet planks. To me, it loses quite a few points here. Full agreement with the assessment by @rottendon ...

  43. the_muskox scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Man, it’s hard not to love Springbank, right? This is one of the less exciting Springbank bottlings I’ve had, and it’s still great. I love the mix of flavours in here. It’s mellower than your typical Oloroso bomb, but has this great spice and unexpected smoky character. The triple-distillation is really apparent, as the mouthfeel is a bit lighter than comparable Springbanks, and the finish is a bit on the short side. All in all, I don’t think I like it much as the 2018 version, but it’s still very tasty and worth a pickup at the right price.

    Nose: Fruity, with an earthy weight. Cherries, melon, pineapple, guava, and toasted coconut. Honey, nougat, lots of malted barley. Spiced with lemon and orange peel, clove, star anise, and cocoa powder. There’s definitely a Springbank-y edge, with some salt, wet rocks, dunnage warehouse, and pond water. Maybe some butter-braised carrots.

    Palate: Medium texture. Fairly hot for the proof. Cherries, plums, and cinnamon-spiced apple turnover up front. Nutty and fragrant in the middle, with roasted walnuts, salted peanuts, and smoking cedar wood. There’s a real smoky note on the back end here, which quickly gives way to more malted barley, wet earth, fresh flowers, and light tropical fruit.

    Finish: Medium-light. Cherries, guava, and lemon zest. Smoked paprika, tobacco, Earl Grey, pastries, and nutmeg.

  44. wbarchive_103403 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  45. P.K.S did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Ita a lovley thing between longrow and springbank=)
    • Nose
      Fresh sea breeze, spicy,herbs, malt, nutmeg, dark dried fruit, tannins, lemon peel, dark chocolate, tart honey
    • Taste
      Spicy, light spicy, plum syrup, sweet and sour forest honey, wood, creamy, nutmeg, light smoke , lemongrass
    • Finish
      medium to long, woody-sweet, cold smoke, ashes, plums

  46. valasios scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  47. KyotoLefty scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Appearance: Rather deep amber-orange. Ok legs. Oily.

    Nose: Sherry. Raisins, malt sugar, cookies, citrus, green apples, vanilla, wax, cinnamon, oak, dried cherries. Gingerbread cookies. Watermelon.

    Palate: Spicy, very strong, sweet, vanilla, cherry, apple, cinnamon. Delicious but oh so boozy when neat! Ginger. Caramel, biscuits.

    Finish: Very hot alcohol, peppery, cinnamon, malt sugar and honey.

    With Water: More fruit in the nose. Sugary malts. Dried fruits. I some to sense some peat in the flavor… smoky and toasty.

    Overall: Fine stuff. Too boozy but with water… Lovely flavors, and does the Springbank so well without any peat. Lovely cracker-bread-biscuit malt character. I guess this one is also way expensive, but it’s great.

  48. JoshNRW scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Blind tasting:
      It doesn't get right on your face. Difficult to make a ripening there, but also Bourbon Oloroso.
      Very mild, but I still guess at 50%.
      Malt, cereals, vanilla, subtle, slightly spicy sweetness, predict 12-15 years.
    • Taste
      Again, very, very mild, but balanced and not thin at all. Predict 48% dry fruit.
    • Finish
      I only got this whisky from the new samples when I tried typing for the third time. Have to try it again.

  49. maltandgrains scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      Plums, raisins, shoe polish. Warm and full bodied.
    • Taste
      74 74
      Warming, sherried, sweet complexity. Very sugary, somewhat rum-like.
    • Finish
      74 74
      Long. Sweet, sugar, vanilla, a touch of coffee and chocolate. Old wood.

  50. Moses scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Three reasons why I wanted to test it. On the one hand, the Springbank house. For the second 14 years Oloroso. Thirdly, Triple Distilled and that this distillery only gets from the best barrels, anyone can imagine. So a good product should be created, always provided that the master does not make a mistake. The fact is: he didn't do one. Even for me “as a non-smoker”, this bottle is an extra experience. Maintaining and managing 14years of Fass & Spirit so advantageously that a whisky matures in the quality that impresses, demands respect from the management. This malt definitely deserves an award!
    • Nose
      First of all: If someone should discover sulfur here, then (for me) these are always delicate matchstick notes please and "no missing notes"! In addition, there is the unique overall impression of earthy wood smoke, tobacco, light leather and delicate sherry with dried fruits. I could play with water for hours now. My memory after the first sip was the chocolate "RITTER SPORT grape-nut" ... exactly like that. Brilliant !
    • Taste
      Full, earthy, with a dark cellar of sherry and foggy cold woody smoke. In addition, a bit oily and sour, with a sweet, salty tongue feeling. Everything dances powerfully in the middle and slowly spreads left and right on the palate with the notes from the nose. Earthy peat, tobacco, leather and soft sherry. It wants to spread complexly on the palate and I like that very much. And I always have the thought that it could pass as medicine from the pharmacy.
      He's so balanced and stable. A big movie theater.
    • Finish
      Medium to longer and yet too short for me (ironic). Now the younger age is noticeable. But it doesn't hide the fact that he held out to the end. For a 14-year-old, this is great and the delicate sherry, together with the hint of wood smoke, is always very discreet in the background. Wonderfully complex, it has everything from sweet, sour, bitter and a little salty to offer. Respect to the barrel management. My anticipation was not disappointed. The PLV is critical but for <100 € this experience is definitely worth a sin. After the big rehearsal it will show whether he made it onto our shelves. A big THANK YOU to André! First class dram!

  51. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    the nose is really great; a sniffing whisky
    that's how I imagine a harmonious and successful sherry ripening
    quite a candidate to buy
    • Nose
      Sherry, dirty, preserving rubbers, ham, tart, great leather !! (so leather seats or hand shoes), nutty becomes more, light cheese, slightly tart tobacco, light lemon, dried herbs, dark chocolate so 55%
    • Taste
      full, powerful and round on the palate
      Raisins, light oak, very spicy, dark, nutty-tart, old oak becomes more, dark chocolate ~ 60%, light pepper, dry, the alcohol is easy to notice
    • Finish
      medium to long
      Oak, light sherry, warm, tart, dark chocolate ~ 65%, leather !!, blackberry, nutty, dry

  52. fradin11 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  53. Fight65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
      IT: 87
      B: 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  54. erwinnlim scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Compared to the 2020 13-year-old release, I would say this is just a slight nudge above. Value (£60) : 8/10
    • Nose
      Strawberries, cranberries, sultanas, cherries and red apples. Sweet caramel. Then some dried tobacco leaves from the oak influence. A mineral note of wet rocks that I get in so many Campbeltown whiskies. Salted almonds and walnuts. Then the pepper heat comes around along with cinnamon and some ginger.
    • Taste
      Sweet and sour intially on the palate. As expected more of those dried fruits appear along with some orange peels but not as much as on the nose. Still sweet with caramel and brown sugar. A touch spicier on the palate, more chilli than black pepper. Then loads of tobacco and dark, bittersweet chocolate.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium to long in length. It again complements the nose and palate as it is drying and spicy with red fruits and brown sugar scattered around. I get more bitter coffee.

  55. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  56. ARDBERG scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    part of blind tasting of the singlemalt Adventskalender.

    Straight forward nutty oloroso nose, quite clean and a touch aromatic/spicy, not overly complex, around 50%, 10+ years - that was my guess.

    So the revelation Hazelburn is not a surprise but didn't spring to my mind as I was directed more towards Highlands/Speyside.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  57. waal scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Full of classic sherry aromas, nuts, balsamic vinegar, refreshing, wood, grape seeds, oily, bitter, flawless, some anise and licorice, subtle wax, walnuts, fruit (bread), orange peel, slightly acidic, a hint Potted plant and earth, some milk chocolate

    Mouth: acidic, distant, unpleasant in the aftertaste, slight tingling, a little sweetness, more acid, a little smoke (on tap?), In the mouth very nice (Sherry liqueur), later metallic and young, the alcohol is not well integrated, in the aftertaste clear missing notes of matches, fireworks and eraser

    Conclusion: no lasting impression. The notes will remind me that I will no longer pour it into the glass.

  58. waal scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Full of classic sherry aromas, nuts, balsamic vinegar, refreshing, wood, grape seeds, oily, bitter, flawless, some anise and licorice, subtle wax, walnuts, fruit (bread), orange peel, slightly acidic, a hint Potted plant and earth, some milk chocolate

    Mouth: acidic, distant, unpleasant in the aftertaste, slight tingling, a little sweetness, more acid, a little smoke (on tap?), In the mouth very nice (Sherry liqueur), later metallic and young, the alcohol is not well integrated, in the aftertaste clear missing notes of matches, fireworks and eraser

    Conclusion: no lasting impression. The notes will remind me that I will no longer pour it into the glass.

  59. larswehmeier scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    An exciting dram that is changeable and difficult to organize. Takes a lot of time, both for the nose in the glass and in the mouth to sort the aromas.
    • Nose
      First I have forest fruit jam. Then some leather. Pleasantly cooling. A little something herbaceous reminds me of oregano. A dash of fruit acid - maybe orange. Exciting nose that takes time to develop.
    • Taste
      Light and rather reserved in the start. Spicy on the tongue. Clear and even slightly tart oak. Less fruity than the nose. For that dark chocolate, some burnt sugar. Maybe even a distant hint of smoke?
    • Finish
      Medium length and mild but it remains spicy.

  60. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    After opening the bottle, a lot of fog came out;) After the first dram, I had a lot of peat smoke, but this will settle over time when the bottle becomes empty / oxidized. All in all a unique, very good Oloroso aged whisky.
    • Nose
      Leather, salty mineral, seaweed, raisins, dark chocolate, mint, liquorice, pipe tobacco, old wooden furniture, dark dried fruit, nutty, brown sugar, sherry
    • Taste
      Oily, liquorice, pepper, sherry, salty, dried dates and figs, plums, tobacco, dark chocolate, very complex, you also have the seaweed on your tongue
    • Finish
      Becoming dry and medium to long

  61. domani scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Great whisky with a completely surprising profile. Annoyingly not having ordered a whole bottle of it - 12/21/2019
    • Nose
      The first nose really does not suggest Hazelburn, something dirty and impetuous, so it comes with slightly smoky-leathery notes, purple grape, dark roasted aromas, bacon, oregano, salty, dried orange peel, maple syrup, banana, green fruits, have the feeling additional hand warmth increases the smoke, brown sugar, pine branch
    • Taste
      Tart, incredibly mild, light tingling on the tongue, soft tannins, cherry candy, liquid em-eukal candies, leather, tobacco, salted caramel, the smoke has completely disappeared, dark red fruits, ripe plums, very dense oak aroma, falls off towards the end
    • Finish
      medium

  62. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  63. 11insomnium scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The smoke is more dominant than the fruit and allows sherry and dark fruits to come through less.
    • Nose
      Mild smoky, some fruit with sweetness and sherry, spicy, later some beeswax, flowery and more sherry
    • Taste
      Smoke now more intense and more sweet, a bit citrus, strong
    • Finish
      Smoky, sweet and spicy, oak

  64. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  65. rottendon scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Begins with Sherrynoten, who immediately sink into the wood and can be tickled out again with warmth. He is still quite comfortable to drink. Only the finish I found rather unpleasant.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    After seeing how well - sound good - who got away from here, I vow to put it in the glass again in a quiet minute and not to taste between the door and hinge.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Delicate dark fruit and hay, after only a few seconds, the fruit and all sweetness is gone, but now herbs are clearly on the nose. And smoke? Yes, smoke, but not much. Maritime notes and cough syrup come up. Heat brings back the fruit notes, but now much brighter, apples and bananas. Also more smoke and a hint of acid, some caramel now too.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Very mild and soft on the go, nice and dense mouthfeel, tart herbs and slightly fruity caramel sweetness, dries on towards the back, slightly astringent due to the acidity.
    • Finish
      80 80
      The finish is a fairly rapid fading, can not reheat much at the low alcohol level. In the end he leaves a feeling as if you have just taken medication, rather not my case. The wood still sticks eternally (really forever!) On the palate, as it is the wood variant that I do not like, I find this rather negative, my case was not really.

  66. LordBellamy scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    with water: For me he is so well adjusted, he does not need water

    Conclusion: Just delicious, super barrels, the sherry is very present, but not overwhelming. Only the smoke makes me unsure. If it's really a hazelburn, then the smoke comes from heavily charred barrels
    • Nose
      90 90
      it starts really well from the beginning, slightly dirty sherry, raisins, tobacco, leather, cloves, spicy, plums, figs, dates, dark sweetness, a few nuts and, surprisingly, a load of smoke - for me, this is more of a spring bank
    • Taste
      88 88
      strong onset with lots of sherry, smoke, dark sweetness and some oak, plum, raisin
    • Finish
      89 89
      medium, distinct dark sweetness, leather, cocoa, plum and a nice spice that is reminiscent of rosemary and Italian herbs

  67. Donpistoni scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  68. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  69. Willum scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  70. mer1973 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  71. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Today I try the 14-year-old Hazelburn from the year 2004. Like its predecessor here also a great color (mahogany) and a nice texture in the glass. The alcohol content (49.3% Vol.) Is almost two percent higher than the 13-year-old from 2004.
    • Nose
      92 92
      An explosion of aromas in the glass! A wonderful sherynote flows towards me, combined with the scent of Egyptian apple tobacco. It could be thought to be smooth smoke, triggering a blend of spices and roasted aromas in the nose. Rumrosines, dark plums, ripe banana, cloves, cinnamon, caramel, latte, almonds and hazelnuts framed by the best honey. No alcohol sticks to your nose, but a basket full of juicy aromas invites you to take a sip. Great!
    • Taste
      92 92
      Spicy sweetness, caramel, herbal notes, raisins, dates, plums, dried bananas, sweet tobacco, honey, some menthol, cinnamon, cloves .... The flavors in the mouth ride roller coaster! There are hints of maritime (!) Notes, the whisky invigorates the tongue and yet an unobtrusive, fruity sweetness catches the aromas again and again. One wants to let the sip orbit again in the mouth. An incredibly complex and appealing drop!
    • Finish
      89 89
      Sweet and spicy on the palate, with caramel and rosemary, the Hazelburn tingles fresh on the palate. Again, this feeling of mild fire, dark chocolate and honey in the middle to long finish.

  72. Reluktanzmotor scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Well, that's a treat. Beautifully dusty leathery, sufficiently sweet, not a bit alcoholic, wonderfully long finish, sufficiently multifaceted and with a certain depth. A little ash and tobacco are also in the game and the existing light dryness here is very pleasant. A really successful bottling. In points: 89

  73. kot1803 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  74. Mr.Wong scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very intensive sherries dram
    • Nose
      I smell directly wonderful sherry flavors, such as roasted walnuts, almonds, and dried figs. I also smell spices, vanilla, and marzipan. This is a real sherry experience.
    • Taste
      The taste is wonderful with dried fruits, a bit of oak. I also get a lot of fruits and a hint of floral notes.
    • Finish
      The finish is very malty, warm and rich with sweetness and chocolate notes at the end.

  75. Implar scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A beautifully complex whisky, although not the most accessible to beginners.

    http://awhiskyjourney.com
    • Nose
      A very rich nose with clear Oloroso influence. Raisins and dried plums, some tobacco leaves and leather. Notes of furniture polish too. I’m getting a hint of sulfur but not overly so. Digging a bit deeper there’s cough syrup and ham. Hazelburn is supposed to be unpeated but I do get a whiff of smoke in there too.
    • Taste
      Quite a fat and oily arrival. Dark chocolate, raisins, plums and brown sugar. I was pleasantly surprised to find that Springbank funk in here as well.
    • Finish
      The brown sugar extends into the finish. It has quite an intense sweetness and lingers for a long time. I can’t seem to get rid of that smokey note, not that I mind.

  76. Dyno scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    very enjoyable dram, has all the right features of a proper dirty sherrybomb, nice abv, no colouring, non-chill filtered. and a somewhat reasonable price. Love it!

  77. Palindrome scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Upon first opening, I needed to leave my cork off the bottle for about thirty minutes to tame down the brownish-red Mitchellesque genie lurking inside.

    The first pour from this bottle required that I wait a minimum of ten minutes for it to oxidize before I deigned to take a first sip. But, hey, don't sell the whisky short right away. Give her time, for she is a complex-and-strange creation.

    All sorts of exotically weird and Lovecraftian fruits emerged from my Haze 14 bottle that seemed almost otherworldly, along with clove, spices, the scent of Magickal Childe "bookstore" in NYC, old cracked leather car seats (complete with 1960's festering foam padding beneath), graham cracker, touch of sulfur (never a good thing for me), dark chocolate, baked seaweed crisps, sesame, fresh ground coffee, salted cashew, wet dog, damp rain-soaked forest loam in an oak forest, and a very pronounced yet subtle note of natural vanilla bean at the end.

    Said dram is indeed a roller coaster ride for your tongue and mouth senses. The dram is quite complex on the nose when compared with an average Hazelburn, or a Springbank for that matter.

    Bombs away for the bombadiers of whiskydom. Pluck the forbidden fruit if you dare.

    So what of the potion's overpowering sweetness? Well, it isn't so much cloying or mouth curdling, as just plain uncommon, and even unforgiving by Springbank standards when compared with the 12 Year-old 2003 Port Wood Single Cask, for instance, (which, frankly I didn't particularly care for).

    The quality of these oloroso casks is quite good! Springbank must have spent a lot of money using them as fresh fill for 14 whole years. With this in mind, the initial price of the release was very reasonable. Don't blame the distillery for greedy sellers who jack up the price on their bottles as demand and scarcity both go up in time.

    The Whisky Barrel is currently asking 250 pounds for this bottle. Quite an upswing in price over a short period. The business most likely raised prices upon receiving a second shipment after the first had sold out.

  78. dhillworth scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  79. Rien scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  80. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Well integrated alcohol. No water
    necessary. With water more attack in
    the nose and the palate.
    I like it better without water. Blind
    tasted I would have guessed Springbank.
    93 points from me.
    • Nose
      Very nice sherry nose, wonderfully fat and sweet. demara sugar. Overripe grapes, sour yellow plums, fine aromas of wood and spices.

      With water: Clearly phenolic, rock candy, vanilla, lemon, some watermelon.
    • Taste
      Immediately bold and sweet again with everything the nose already had. Also slightly salty and peppery. Bitter-sweet, I love it.

      With water: First of all less sweet and drier and it even seems more intense. The pepper gets stronger.
    • Finish
      Again beautifully bitter - sweet. The yellow plum is coming back and so is the demara sugar. Slightly peppery tingle on the middle of the tongue and salt on the edge. Softly fading wood aromas, a hint of coffee.

      With water: The pepper is more present with a strong tingling on the tongue. Then sweet sherry notes followed by spice and wood notes that slowly fade away.

  81. CIB914 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  82. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Comparison with The Unpeated from Springbank Distillery 2000/2019 Glenscoma 56.3% (WID: 131903)

    The Unpeated (especially with a few drops of water from which it benefits) is fruity, sweeter and less dirty compared to Hazelburn. The Hazelburn is tart, has more oak and the striking Springbank character is relatively strong represented.
    The unpeated is quite clearly marked by sherry. But does not seem too boring or too round, because it gives the Springbank character even more complexity.
    The Hazelburn is already a bit more angular. He got some of the sherry. Here everything is a bit more distinctive. He has more oak and more Springbank notes.
    Overall, both are really delicious malts. The Unpeated has me, but for a Malt by Springbank, perhaps too few edges and is not exactly cheap. Therefore, I prefer the Hazelburn, as it is full of character and is also much cheaper.

  83. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Good whisky, but the 10er OA is better with me. I really like Springbank and Co rather with less sherry, as the great profile comes into its own.
    • Nose
      The nose makes you suspect bad, but only because I've become a little tired of the dirty sulfur sherry whisky. Because this note is based on the clean Hazelburn fragrance.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, then, the surprise that this is a very spicy, saltier, almost inaccessible dram. Lots of sherry, but not just sweet and brimstone.
    • Finish
      Spicy, sherry-rich finish, which hints at a hint of smoke and minerality of the brand.

  84. Dre73 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Did this one H2H with the 2004 14y Oloroso. It appear to be two completely different whiskies, where the 13yo is much more sour, and stronger alcohol. The 14yo has this heavier red fruit sherrycask flavours.
    The 14yo is much better in my opinion.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Smooth, chocolate, some tobacco, spicy, like speculaas. Coffee and cappuccino, leather, roasted nuts. Also some eucalyptus powder.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Smooth yet very full. A hint of smoke, chocolate, prunes and raisins, creamy structure.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Now some more pepper, leather, coffee, intense. Pretty long finish. Again a hint of smoke, drying mouthfeel now. Wood influences.

  85. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/06/12/campbeltown-malts-festival-2019-springbank-open-day/

    Hazelburn is currently made only two weeks of the year though [we are told], Springbank intend to double Hazelburn’s production from 2 weeks to 4. Like buses, you wait for what seems like 50 weeks and then two come along at once! [blog] Unaware of the repeat, let’s see how an hour has effected my palate.

    N: Add a little water and you’ve got an oak-led yet balanced dram. Oloroso-y-ish and fatty with aniseed and > Demerara sugars. Also a touch butyric but in a good way.
    T: Tasty & subtle oloroso, fats and oils present, moist breads too. Again, the oak leads but there is certainly a marriage.
    F: A desirable soft-smoky huskiness is revealed after a modestly short finish.
    C: Soft and tasty. Thoroughly recommended.

  86. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/06/10/campbeltown-malts-festival-2019-hazelburn-breakfast/

    N: [Old-skool] “Macallan-like“, says The Foz, and he’s not wrong. We’ve a subtle cask influence with little-to-no previous cask contents – yay!
    T: A lovely tobacco note occupies my interest the most. Besides this, I savour the subtle savoury-sweet nutty malty husky oaky character. With the previous sherry contents still happily low key. it’s merely the actual oak that makes any noise.
    F: A woody-sweet huskiness, the tobacco continuing to the last.
    C: This will retail for around £60. I’d buy a few.

  87. Trops scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Basis + delicious oloroso: whole and dense molt, baked in the oven Christmas meatloaf with a huge amount of spices and some dark chocolate. Aftertaste: I wish that lasted a little longer. Confident 88.

  88. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Smoked ham, incense sticks, burnt toast, dark toffee, wild berries, wild cherry, ripened cheese

  89. squaadgras scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  90. theograph scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Pretty intense malt. Not really a lovely tripple distilled. More a kind of a beast! NICE!

    See my full review here:
    https://malternatives.wordpress.com/2019/05/02/hazelburn-14-499-ob/

  91. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Didn’t really like the sour winey profile. I liked the Hazelburn 13y Oloroso better than this one. It had more of the sherry markers.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  92. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Balance (22)
    Very good (88)
    • Nose
      Skin, iodine, red berries ... bandages with prune flavor, chocolate. The aroma is oily, oily ... orange gum, salt ... green paint (22)
    • Taste
      Dry, spicy, sour wine and chocolate (22)
    • Finish
      Dry, sour-spicy finish, leather and wood, lacquered furniture, menthol and salted caramel ... coffee sour, cucumber rind with grass (22)

  93. Dris scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  94. mema82 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  95. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Above the average. Very good.

  96. 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.

  97. 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.

  98. maurisso scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    "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!

  99. MadScientist scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  100. Bam scored this whisky 90 points Expert 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.

  101. 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.

  102. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Very interesting filling, which meets my taste exactly.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Heather, rose and forest flowers, herbs, minimal peat and salt, then dark chocolate, tobacco, roasted coffee, removes fruit.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Heather, forest honey, dark sherry, spice, very creamy and balanced. In the background dark fruit flavors, fully ripe cherries and plums, chocolate with strawberry / cream filling.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium length, herbs, flowers and oak, pleasantly mixed with tobacco and subtle sweetness.

  103. chrizthewiz scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Nose:

    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.

    Taste:

    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.

    Comments:

    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

  104. Sandman scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • 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.

  105. Sandman scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • 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.

  106. Volker Gude scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Fruity, strong, light ham.

    recommendable

  107. Niftywhisky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Why is so peaty?
    • Nose
      @first when you open the bottle you get the impression of medicinal peat just like Weak Laphroaig....
      I poor a dram an let it rest for 10 minutes
      You get a nuts and Caramell.... maybe some salted citrus! Very Complex
    • Taste
      On the Tongue also Peat, this can‘t be it is Hazelburn... maybe the casks or something.
      Very Sherried...
    • Finish
      Sweet and With a little Water quite fruity.
      This Whisky is outstanding and challanging

  108. DerDennis! scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    He has something medical, such as cough syrup ... very own. Spicy, spicy, very complex nose, tasty in the mouth and ... different, but not as complex as in the nose. Pleasant finish. I like it very much.

    With a splash of water, it is altogether milder, fruity, intense. There is room to experiment.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Fresh sea breeze, spicy, iodine, salt, herbs, malt, nutmeg, dark dried fruit, tannins, furniture polish, leather, grated lemon peel, light sulfur (match), but pleasant, dark chocolate, tart honey
    • Taste
      87 87
      Spicy, light spicy, plum syrup, sweet and sour forest honey, leather, wood, creamy, nutmeg, light smoke (!), Herbal notes, lemongrass
    • Finish
      87 87
      medium to long, woody-sweet, cold smoke, ashes, plums

  109. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Again a peaty Hazelburn. Easily mistaken for a Springbank. This can not only be the Oloroso cask. Quite nice!
    • Nose
      Raisins, figs, dates, orange, coffee and dark chocolate. A bit 'dirty' peat notes, syrup and liquorice.
    • Taste
      Some sulpher (not disturbing), nuts, oily, some forest fruits, a briny note, waxy and some peat smoke.
    • Finish
      Medium drying with nuts, olive oil, pepper, cherries and orange.

  110. angielondonct scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    As usual, Hazelburn is triple distilled at Springbank distillery in Campbeltown.

    Hazelburn 14 years old
    Single Malt
    Oloroso Cask Matured
    49.3% vol.
    Vintage 10/2004
    Bottled 05/02/2019
    9900 bottles
    • Nose
      87 87
      Nose: Dried fruits, raisins, honey, wood and Sherry notes
    • Taste
      85 85
      Palate: Creamy and complex. Fruity, nutty and caramel
    • Finish
      87 87
      Final: Smooth and rounded. Toasty, spicy & slightly sweet. Very light notes of smoke

  111. Drochaid scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Aroma: dried fruits, black currants and fine sherry notes. With mocha and dark chocolate

    Taste: Creamy and complex on the tongue. Ripe blackberries and again the memory of mocha as well as some caramel. The impression of peat and hazelnuts.

    Finish: Long-lasting and spicy sweet. The impression of blackberries, sweet oak and dark chocolate remains.

    Color: terracotta

  112. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  113. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Much more cask-driven, more integrated and darker than the 13YO 2003 edition.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Blackcurrant, mocha, caramel and peat. Water tears apart the blanket of sherry a bit, releasing apple and peach.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Peat, caramel, mocha and blackberry. With water some hazelnut.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Peat, caramel, blackcurrant and chocolate

  114. LittlePeat scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Color: dark amber
    • Nose
      91 91
      Sweet sherry, walnut, chocolate, dark raisins, some oak. It's pretty fresh. A slight smoke as well as hot-sheet note.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sweet sherry, dark raisins, light smoke, "tin". Peppery oak. 49.3% are well chosen.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Sweet, dark sherry raisins, licorice, tin, oak. Clean, very long.

      Conclusion: A bottling in the old-school style, as no longer tried. However, the peppery oak on the palate is not optimally involved.

  115. dr.mad scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      87 87

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