- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- Number of bottles
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 15 Sep 2010 3:09 pm
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76 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Hazelburn 12-year-old
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.30 points
- The tasting notes are a bit further down!
- not so easy and mild
this touch of burning car tire / rubber duck is not mine
The oak (barrel influence) is almost too strong for me
Once the oak has packed in, the other flavors go under
light smoke ... but he should not be smoky (?)
Citrus, which is getting sweeter
Lightly baked lye pastry with a tendency to burning car tires
salty sea air
Seasoning, dirty sea notes, sweet tangerines
strong barrel, oak
subtle hints of smoke
Seasoning and barrel are dominant
with the second sip then comes the burnt lye pastry
Oak, oak, oak
- Medium-bodied. I am very much a fan of this one - in many ways it is a more elegant Springbank. Judging by the colour and nose/taste, I believe there must be some sherry-matured whisky vatted into the final "blend" which strikes me as being more dominated by ex-bourbon casks. I would not have been able to pick out in a blind tasting that this was triple distilled, as I find it to have more in common with double distilled whisky than with the triple distilled whiskies I have tasted before. Great buy in my opinion.
Caramelised fruits , slightly oily malt (pleasant), subdued spices
with vinegar and prunes, oak, faint milk chocolate, vanilla and cream
notes, sweet tobacco, brine, sweet flowery nectar, liquorice, a very
soft touch of iodine.
same soft gorgeous oily element, subtle oak, cream, caramelised
fruits, faint marzipan, spices and a soft touch of iodine.
long - Cream, a very soft touch of iodine again, brine, toasted oak
and some remnants of the caramelised fruits (very faint), some oily
malt and the same faint marzipan as on the palate.
- Really beautiful whisky. Something different for sure.
Fresh and earthy with lots of citrus fruits and green, sour apple. Also nice vanilla and some caramel. I don´t know which kind of casks were used for maturing this whisky, but there´s definitely some sherry in it. Therefor plum jelly, almonds and a hint of licorice. Some honey. In the back is some light peat.
Unbelievably smooth and mild. The fruits turn darker now (but lighter as well). Sweet honey. Plums, raisins, nuts. Quite strong oak with tobacco and bitter chcocolate. Peat smoke becoming stronger. Malty and some hazelnuts (what a play of words).
Medium-long finish, a little dry but mainly sweet. Quite some smoke in the finish.
- Fruity and malty aroma, pear, banana, red
apples, vanilla, cinnamon and heather honey. Vanilla sweet taste,
ginger, cinnamon, ripe banana apple jam and malt. Medium long and malty
- The nose doesn't last for long. 1+ hrs and it's just going downhill quick.
Fresh from the bottle: sherry/chocolate +, caramel +, raisins o, tobacco -, lime/lemon/merengue-pie -. (82)
After +60 minutes: still some sherry, but also lemon, chalk, metallic, cabbage, plastic-/rubber-fishing-lures -, algae & filter wool - (ever cleaned an aquarium ? Yeah, that smell) (75)
not much of a mouthfeel, somewhat bitter with a bit of an alcoholic edge (72)
peat o (?!! although it's unpeated... funny), wood o, tobacco o, turns sweet but also very dry (which in the later stages gets some card-board character), sherry - (78)