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Hazelburn 2001

Overall rating
87.93/100
votes
166
Whiskybase ID
WB166697
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Virtual Open Day 2020
Vintage
12.2001
Bottled
10.2020
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Fresh Bourbon Barrels
Number of bottles
792
Strength
47.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
15.09.2020 20/100
Added on
03 oct 2020 6:22 pm by Whisky
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

£ 239.14

40 × in wishlist

166 × member ratings

334 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Hazelburn 2001

52 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.93 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A child of his parents. You could easily put it blind in the corner of the Springbank, there is so much mineral, so much maritime ... Very gratifying that fresh bourbon casks were used here. In my opinion, there is hardly a more suitable type of barrel for the distillate from Springbank.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Hello Campbeltown! With your mineral note, your freshness, your subliminal lemon, with your pepper. Grapefruit juice plays with it, lime as well, blood orange - generally a scent of bitter citrus fruit wafts through the nose. Jaffa cookies, red pepper, cranberries.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Velvety soft with lots of chocolate and cocoa powder in the beginning. Slightly dry. Clearly maritime, in this form hardly distinguishable from a spring bench. Salty. Tropi Frutti gummy bears, pineapple, gooseberries, damp pebbles, dry wood that even plays a little in the smoky corner. Caramel, honey drop.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium long and dry, with pepper, pineapple water, lime juice, salt.

  2. Vmarcinv scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose - fruity, delicate, salty, wet clothes from the beach, a light bubble in the background

    Mouth- Pickled pear from the jar, slightly sour, floral, pleasant

    Finish - pleasant, a bit of smoke, candied ginger, nutmeg.

    Overall a very pleasant position. Although a bit watery for me, 5% abv more could do with it. 88

  3. aspa scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    nose
    Maritime, oily but also fruity-sweet smell. Special but tasty. Somehow dirty, with some engine oil or something? A trace of smoke and anise. Well integrated alcohol, strong but without stinging. Beautiful oak and vanilla in the background but clearly pushed away from the distillery character (I assume?).
    Caramelized green sweet and sour apples. Grapefruit? And other citrus flavors too. Mineral aromas are added in the background.

    taste
    Very well integrated alcohol, strong but round and pleasant to drink. Continue with the same aromas, maritime, salty, and yet sweet and sour fruity. mineral aromas combine with citrus and grapefruit. Still light smoke and a touch of engine oil or something. Very tasty and goes in really my favorite distillery with the taste profile.

    Exit
    For a long time with light pepper on the edge of the tongue, but then above all still slightly mineral, salty, maritime and fruity all at the same time. The oily and salty layer sticks to the tongue for a long time. Light smoke remains.

    Conclusion
    A very tasty malt, the character of which fits perfectly into my prey scheme. Great!
    N-89, T-90, F-89 for a good 89 points
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Delicious part, even if I would have hoped for a little more complexity. You should definitely experiment with water.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Lemon cake, whole fine citrus notes with some pastries, lemongrass on the coast, mineral freshness, but the typical Hazelburn tin bucket is rather well integrated and reserved, with water the whole thing turns into a super sweet, juicy lemon, recommended
    • Taste
      90 90
      Powerful start with a lot of marzipan, in addition slightly astringent and mineral dryness, a lot of citrus-heavy spice, creamy over time but still tangy and sour, with water here too sweeter and less dry, but also spicier
    • Finish
      88 88
      Mineral, citrus-heavy, spicy, now surprisingly lovely, very pleasant and invites you to take the next sip, the finish becomes much fuller with water - also recommended here

  5. sagara-kun scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Lots of pretty promises here. Unfortunately a little too astringent on the palate and on the finish for me.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Very nice, expressive and quite chiseled nose.
      A nice dose of spray, crème brûlée, hay, white pepper, slight perspiration, eucalyptus.
      The fruit is discreet but present. Green apple, roasted pineapple.
      With aeration, the aromas melt a little and a light smoke appears. Smoke in a Hazelburn?
    • Taste
      87 87
      In the mouth it is quite green.
      Fresh grass, eucalyptus, fresh mint. Wood, clove.
      Granny apple and light tropical fruit, but set back. Pineapple, papaya.
      White pepper.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Final on exotic fruits, ash smoke.
      It's very fresh, with pepper and mint.
      Still a little green and an astringent.

  6. Whisky did not rate this whisky Specialist

    100 pounds when released in October 2020

  7. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  8. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Balance (22)
    Pleasant, easy molt. Family features are present (88)
    • Nose
      Wonderful fruits with citrus cut, vanilla, salt dough, light haze (22)
    • Taste
      Fruit and oil (22)
    • Finish
      Finish citrus, salty, a little smoke and grass. (22)

  9. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    the bourbon barrel of the first pour always works well for me, but everything is always somehow too average, it's hard to catch the halftones and the play of colors, this is no exception, not bad, but not what I would like, it is similar to taste, except that it is worth adding that alcohol sticks out a little as for a relatively low strength
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. drummer & timmer did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Notes by Springbank:

    Nose:
    Lots of tropical fruit,vanilla,creme brulee,hints of mint and freshly cut grass.

    Palate:
    Malty and sweet,with cereal and a touch of mint.

    Finish:
    Sugar snap peas, green apples and humbugs.

  11. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    fruity maritime
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  12. Monstruo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  13. tancerz11111 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    87.5 points
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  14. Gregorsky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  15. hzs275 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  16. geriud scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  17. Killswitch scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  18. boozegeeksouth scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  19. sarthur71 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  20. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting:

    Nose:
    After the recent Clynelish I have to think about it, this whisky and the Clynelish combine the mineral notes (moist stones, limestone, crushed mussels).
    I don't think it's a Clynelish, I miss the honey notes here.
    Sweet lemon (limoncello!), Vanilla crescents. And something else metallic? Seaweed. And subtle fruit notes, apple, blueberries.
    Very nice fragrance, I like it very much.

    Mouth:
    Marzipan, citrus fruits, seaweed paper for sushi rolls, slightly earthy. White chocolate, peach, pineapple, kiwi.
    Nice interplay between maritime, earthy-mineral and sweet. Has a nice depth that the Benromach previously tasted lacks.
    Kind of reminds me of inchgower, only "dirtier".

    Finish:
    Medium length, clearly tart (lemon and pineapple), only very subtle fruit.

    89/100

    Conclusion: A great whisky, nice play of aromas, expressive and everything but not boring.

  21. chrisyeo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Nose - Gentle and subtle sweetness comes with age, soft freshness of citrus, some wood like notes
    Taste - fresh citrus like fruits, mineral like
    Finish - mineral like coat lingering, medium finish

    Sample from Malt Haus
    • Nose
      89 89
      Gentle and subtle sweetness comes with age, soft freshness of citrus, some wood like notes
    • Taste
      87 87
      fresh citrus like fruits, mineral like
    • Finish
      87 87
      mineral like coat lingering, medium finish

  22. Andytka3 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    1595) Hazelburn, 2001/2020, 18YO, Fresh Bourbon, Virtual Open Day 2020
    • Nose
      N- Irresistible ripen buttery fruits, zesty lemon and lime jello raise the curtain, followed by creamy oak shines from the mid palate down. Honeyed spices, sea breeze, beach sand leads slowly to vanilla. Stays sublime at initial stage but lack the stamina to last the distant as an 18YO, nosedives rather quick and appeared narrow. (87/21)
    • Taste
      P- Vivid fruit of pineapple, bubble gum accompany by good traces of spices that are balanced, gently textured with adequate kicks to keep the palate entertains. (86/20)
    • Finish
      F- Short to medium, rather unexpected twist of nuttiness at this stage, sort walnut or macadamia. Charred pineapple, citrus that melted onto hay and rose-y. Finished quite dissimilar to the nose and palate. (87/21)

      B/B- 87/21

      Weighted Rate- 83pt

  23. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Slightly sour with "carpentry" notes because of the fresh bourbon barrel, but with nice fruity notes on the palate resembling Ben Nevis and with an oily, mineral and farmy nose that reminds you that you are still in Campbeltown
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  24. jazzvilly scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  25. NavPer scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

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

  26. K C Wong scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  27. Tastingbros scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Full review here:
    https://tastingbros.com/2021/02/24/campbeltown-open-day-2020/
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  28. -sAxo- scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  29. boozegeeksouth scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very nice dram.. sweetness on top of minerals, pepper, and a little salt.

  30. JNuyts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  31. maurisso scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Fishing.

  32. Funtik scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    22 21 21 22

  33. maurisso scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Hazelburn never disappoints. More goodness.

  34. vlad78 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Expect a good sample of Campbeltown.
    • Nose
      Sweet aroma of apricot jam, peach jam and applesauce.
    • Taste
      Sweet floral-fruity taste with notes of Duchess and vanilla and fresh cupcake, a little mineral.
    • Finish
      The aftertaste is confectionary, fruity, and sweet.

  35. valasios scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  36. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  37. DenverbroncosDuke scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Round and elegant whisky but without many characteristics
    • Nose
      85 85
      Strong vanilla and coconut, some lilac, light musty or warehouse smell
    • Taste
      85 85
      Minimal smoke, a little fruity, soft, a little liquorice
    • Finish
      83 83
      Despite its respectable age, it doesn't last very long, roasted coconut

  38. McMoulis scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  39. NRGCLICK scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Not an overly complex, but the beautiful nose, lovely mid palate, the finish was a slight let down but didn't destroy the overall experience.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Loads of juicy fruits and citrus notes instantly. Hints of Springbank salinity from the bourbon casks, mixed with light touches of shoe polish. Beeswax, infused with a lemon tang and olive oil.
      Overall, lovely nose, exactly what I would come to expect from hazeburn.
    • Taste
      88 88
      arrival is quite fruity and loads of juicy fruits begin to appear. Lovely mid-palate, with traces of lemon tang to be found all throughout.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The finish then falls a little flat, quite tannic, with drying oak and bitters. Whilst the finish could've rounded off slightly better, the experience wasn't a loss. Not often we get to try some aged hazelburn, this is a great everyday sipper, not overly complex.

  40. juju cassoulet scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Disappointing for a selection
    • Nose
      Bourbon, fresh, a little marine, I don't recognize the distillery here.
    • Taste
      bourbon cask crushes everything, it could be anything.
      A little lime and bitterness
    • Finish
      short

  41. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  42. aphex scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    That was interesting. I preferred the nose here but this is a very nice and enjoyable whisky.
    • Nose
      Fresh, fruity and mineral. Apples and lemons. Chalk. Light grassy and mentholated notes.
    • Taste
      Malty, sour apples and lemons, chalk, a touch of vanilla.
      With water, slightly peppery and bitter.
    • Finish
      Long, peppery.

  43. Ruisdael scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose 92
    Taste 86
    Finish 87
    If aftertaste was as great as the nose ... then a great whisky. Now a little flat in the finish. Great contrast to the nose.

  44. Dris scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  45. IIIZIII scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    2020.11.01
    • Nose
      Grassy with fresh fruits and freshly cut grass. Pairs with a good amount of sugary sweetness to even it out. Very light residual peat, as usually.
    • Taste
      Very nicely sweet peet, vegetal, slightly earthy. Very easy drinking and clean. A good representation of the Hazelburn distillate, how it differs from the other ones.

  46. olegborgol scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The aroma of lemonade, Montpansier. But I liked the taste less. 22-21.5-22-21.5

  47. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Light and fruity, but so nice. Quite some fresh lemons and apples. A hint of minerals. Chalk. Resin. A farmyard note. And tobacco in the back. Water moves it more towards the citrusy notes.
    • Taste
      Pineapples and apples. Vanilla. Unripe pears. A hint of salty caramel. Kiwi. Minerals. A faint farmyard note here as well. Pine needles. Water brings out a sweetness and also lemons.
    • Finish
      Short to mid-long, vanilla, minerals and peppery.

  48. gaboruso scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  49. ryanc scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    A very unique Hazelburn experience.

    Nose: green, sugar snap peas, very clean and grassy, as it opens up more dunnage-y notes on the nose, a bit funky, tropical notes come through with water

    Taste: good texture, waxy and syrupy, sweet and sour, dunnage floor, candy apples, papaya - as it opens up it's really dirty and dunnagy for a HB

    Finish: bitter wood, slightly green, dirty dunnage floor, dry

  50. mema82 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  51. birkzehn scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  52. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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