Hazelburn 12-year-old

Overall rating
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

Average value

€ 209.00

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76 × member ratings

106 × in collection

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

  1. Eclectic Scotchist scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    The tasting notes are a bit further down!
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  2. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    not so easy and mild
    very expressive
    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
    • Nose
      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
    • Taste
      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
    • Finish
      Oak, oak, oak

  3. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Eclectic Scotchist scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      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. 
    • Taste
      same soft gorgeous oily element, subtle oak, cream, caramelised
      fruits, faint marzipan, spices and a soft touch of iodine. 
    • Finish
      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.  

  5. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Really beautiful whisky. Something different for sure.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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).
    • Finish
      Medium-long finish, a little dry but mainly sweet. Quite some smoke in the finish.

  6. Malt Hans scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    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


  7. alectron scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    The nose doesn't last for long. 1+ hrs and it's just going downhill  quick.
    • Nose
      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)
    • Taste
      not much of a mouthfeel, somewhat bitter with a bit of an alcoholic edge (72)
    • Finish
      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)


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