Hazelburn 10-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
12 dec 2019 1:48 pm by Comet67

Average value

€ 50.16

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17 × member ratings

49 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Hazelburn 10-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.47 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    He does not reach the class of his brother Springbank 10 (whether that is due to the 3-fold distillation? What else?), But since Springbank never actually does anything wrong, this is a very enjoyable whisky, with which you get the feeling has that he is absolutely at peace with himself. It doesn't get any better than this, it has to be enough. Do it too, thank you very much.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Mineral, slightly salty and with apricot and peach slices - unmistakably spring bench, not so unlike the 10yo of the same name, maybe a little less fruity. Marzipan bread, fresh yeast, a fresh fruit salad with oat bran. Moist sand, toffee.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Caramel, strawberry chocolate, toffee and milk coffee dominate the tongue at the beginning. Mineral, slightly salty, fresh. Boiled savoy cabbage - sounds strange for a whisky aroma, but in combination with the other aromas it is already very tasty. Although not very high-speed at 46%, he has some strength and endurance.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium length and only slightly dry. Still very fresh and refreshing, mineral, slightly salty, floral, apricot-fruity.

  2. Jordanite scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    To say that Hazelburn is less attractive than Springbank is not particularly useful, for this much overlooked and eminently affordable expression shares largely the same DNA as its more famous sibling. Besides the missing smokey elements the nose is distinctly brighter, lighter and far less dirty. That being said, the distillate itself is still big: bright, tart fruits like crisp apple, grapefruit and peach, sit atop an underlying minerality: a hint of copper, limestone and salt. As with Springbank it is hard to believe that this much oomph can be delivered to the palate at 46%. This sense of brightness continues: peaches, lemons and grapefruits on top of that mineral base. The finish is pleasant and lasting, turning more towards grapefruit sour with a slight spike of heat. Hazelburn 10 is pushing all the right buttons as far as I am concerned.

  3. Ashita scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Smells cucumber, a little cheese cream, taste is fruit juice, maltose is very sweet, the finish is not long
    very complete!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Chesterfield scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Chesterfield scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    I'm surprised how good a 10 year old whisky can be!
    I diluted the whisky to about 42% alcohol by volume.
    What is very good for him makes him fruity, sweeter and therefore more palatable.
    • Nose
      Very complex and full for 10 years of aging.
      Very nice light fruitiness with apples, pears and peaches.
      For me there is a hint of smoke that makes the whisky very interesting.
      In addition, a delicious fruit sweetness with a little vanilla sugar.
    • Taste
      Pleasantly fresh, sweet, fruity and full-bodied with light oak spice that is not intrusive.
      In the background again nice aromatic smoke notes.
    • Finish
      A surprisingly long finish for a 10 year old whisky.
      At the end you can tell that it got off white oak because it also dries out easily, which I like a lot.
      This whisky far exceeds my expectations of a whisky that is only 10 years old.
      An insider tip !!!


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