Hazelburn 2007

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Stated Age
13 years old
75% ex-bourbon casks and 25% ex-sherry casks
Number of bottles
48.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
27 Apr 2021 8:39 pm by JimvanVeen

Average value

€ 117.28

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154 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Hazelburn 2007

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.00 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    If the Springbank 12 CS is too hard and strenuous for you: here is the alternative. Although it has significantly fewer notes typical of Springbanks, enough dirt flashes through here and there so that it cannot disguise its origins.
    • Nose
      Very clear and pure nose with vanilla, honey and fresh yeast plait. At the beginning you might think that the whisky lacks all the elements typical of Springbank, but over time the moist pebble comes along and a little salt comes. Everything slowed down a bit, which is most likely due to the triple fire. In any case, it is not “dirty” at all, but it does not have to be. Spring flowers, light apple, fresh apricots.
    • Taste
      Tastes like spring, tastes like more - pleasant start, slightly oily. Vanilla, honey, yellow apple, spring flowers, cereals, fresh bread. The ex-bourbon casks definitely prevail here. Now here he has something that seems “dirty”: a notion of machine oil and chain grease, there is a little workshop feeling here. Marzipan, malt, some allspice.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, dry. It's fun because he doesn't really want to leave the tongue. You can taste the aromas of the palate forever: mainly vanilla and yellow apple with cloves.

  2. 3_243F6 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    It makes a pleasant change from all of the heavily sherried releases Springbank have been putting out there recently. I especially like that some delicate nuance can be detected in this dram, instead of being drowned out by heavy cask influence.

  3. Simon Stood scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Soft, drinkable malt in springbank style. Balanced and tasty.
    Balance 22. Total deserved 87-88
    • Nose
      87 87
      The fragrance immediately recognizes the Springbank distillery style. Sun-dried fruits with lemon zest. A little cream. Notes of fresh varnish. 22
    • Taste
      88 88
      Oily fruit and berry mixture. Dried apricots, tofi, raisins. 22
    • Finish
      87 87
      Not very long, but pleasant and warming.

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


    Deliciously smooth and creamy like lemon cheesecake with notes of vanilla, citrus and crushed digestive biscuits.

    Fruity; ripe peach and crisp, juicy red apples. The bourbon influence promotes notes of vanilla whilst there are hints of honey and orange rind with a developing undertone of liquorice.

    Delicate, grassy freshness with subtle hints of honey and glazed dates.

  5. blago scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Maybe the worst HB I've tasted lately. Label states Speacial Edition, though it is a mystery to me what's special about it, I guess they didn't have anything else to put there. It seems to taste quite straightforward, not much barrel influence, more like what a core range taste profile should be. Lacks body, not too complex, tastes bitter-solvent. I was happy to secure two bottles, but after tenth revisit of the first one I am a bit confused. Now that it is available only at the secondary market, don't throw 3 digits at this botling.

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 86 points Moderator

    Not very promising on the nose at first, much better on the palate - overall quite drinkable
    • Nose
      84 84
      Little citric, little leafy, some yellow fruits, hints of honeydew, whiffs of vanilla and old books - overall quite reluctant
    • Taste
      87 87
      Little punchy, fruity, good sweetness, orange syrup, little lemony, peach, apple, vanilla, spices, hints of ginger
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long, warm, more punchy, spicy, lemon zest, little herbal

  7. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Creamy, vanilla, orchard fruits, bit of citrus, quite pleasant

  8. MrYens scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  9. nhuber scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very nice hazelburn, very distillate driven, which is nice thing these days where a lot of distillates get killed by too much cask... creamy, vanilla, some honey and zest... Medium long finish with some oak, all very pleasant.

  10. Sander79 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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


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