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Hazelburn 2001

Overall rating
87.95/100
votes
125
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

£ 163.49

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125 × member ratings

308 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Hazelburn 2001

39 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.95 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 Expert Senior

    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. 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)

  8. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    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

  9. 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.

  10. 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

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