Whiskybase

Hazelburn 2002

Overall rating
88.09/100
votes
347
Whiskybase ID
WB20898
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sauternes Wood
Vintage
06.2002
Bottled
02.2011
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
5y Refill Bourbon / 3y Sauternes Casks
Number of bottles
9180
Strength
55.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
11/52
Barcode
610854437008
Added on
03 mar 2011 3:52 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 419.75

65 × in wishlist

347 × member ratings

564 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Hazelburn 2002

60 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.09 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    [January, 2019] I scored this dram an average 85 points seven years ago but I took no notes why, unfortunately. This is a good reason to open a sample and do a detailed review today...

    ...and now I know why I rated this average only back then. This is a very simple modern "designed" whisky that just goes for the cheap thrills of the wine cask finish (sweet wine, bitter oak) but otherwise still is immature and unbalanced. For lovers of this modern style only...
    • Nose
      84 84
      The colour is russetmuscat and the nose is punchy and very closed first. After some time of breathing it offers rather floral-flowery aromas instead of the expected fruits of the wine cask (that lurk shy in the background). Some water opens up the nose, actually I would say a reduction is essential on this dram. Now some fruits dare to enter the spotlight together with stronger wooden notes but still this stays a rather uninteresting nose. Where are the malt aromas?
    • Taste
      85 85
      The taste is rather locked and shy too as was the nose but after some chewing it releases a simple malty-winey profile in a heavy oak setting. Some fruits, some chocolatey notes and some spices - this is not bad but not great either. Easy to sip, not more. Water turns the taste smoother but unlocks no additional flavours, unfortunately. I like this dram best when reduced to about 46% abv.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The dram arrives warming and somewhat coating on the palate with hot peppery moments due to the cask strength abv. The finish is of a medium length and adds no new impressions beside a drying-astringent ending (tobacco ashes, tannins). Water increases this with a slightly bitter-cardboardy note (aspirin in a wet box).

  2. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    I have to improve my opinion about Hazelburn. I rarely discovered so much in a whisky. Above all, the influence of water causes miracles, which affects the overall impression. You could have filled it with about 50%.
    • Nose
      Very vinous at the beginning, also the alcohol is very present, fermented grapes or raisins, first flowery with some lavender, then comes more and more a sweetness of sugar, which gradually turns into caramel, water sets the Sauternes notes really free, here are now grapes, but these are still very dark grapes, also caramel and vanilla is much clearer to find
    • Taste
      Strong and very creamy sweet at the beginning, the alcohol warms instantly, an insanely thick mouthfeel, cooked red fruits, a slight bitterness together with a nice unobtrusive spice become more dominant towards the end, chocolate sauce at the second sip, here water takes the pressure out as expected , which makes the mouthfeel very good, here too the wine becomes lighter, but a certain pepperiness is also released
    • Finish
      Sweet and no bitterness, amazingly pleasing after this steam on the tongue, the cooked fruits dominate and stick to the palate, something is extremely dangerous, because you want to pour immediately, with water finally comes to Hazelburn so typical metal buckets to the fore, you have this Taste but know beforehand, otherwise you will not notice that

  3. RobbievdB scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Re-tasted this Hazelburn. While being rather positive about this whisky I’m lowering in score. This is cask dominant with just a tiny bit of hazelburn in it. Full-on vanilla, chocolates, rum-raisins, dark red and purple fruits. But it’s also really hot and fierce making it sometimes tough to drink. A few years extra in whisky drinking thought me the lesson of appreciatig balance. This is not balanced, very tasty though but a bit one dimensional.

  4. TDMartijn scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Had this bottle standing in my storage for almost 8 years now. When I opened and tasted it, it's as goed as I remember from the first tasting at a private tasting session. Love this style of whiskies.

  5. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    It's hard to explain how good this whisky is. At least for me.
    Yes, it's a smack in the face. No subtleness, just an amazing marriage of very lightly peated, triple distilled Springbank spirit and 3 years of Sauterness cask influence. The result is many layers of dry sweetness with the typical Springbank notes lingering below. Incredibly strong for 55.9% and so enjoyable.
    If you enjoy this profile, this is one you should have at least tried.
    Of the 'wood' series by Springbank, this is my second best, only topped by the superb Longrow Burgundy (WB 26758) IMHO. This is one I will remember for a long time :)

  6. Erik1908 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Strange whisky; not sure what to think. Very young Hazelburn on Sauterness barrel. Before tasting it, I gave it some water and about an hour in the glass.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Straight in the face on the nose. Even after an hour in the glass to calm down. Dirty, nice but not very complex. Red fruit all over the place.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Even with water quite sharp. This should have been kept in the barrel for another 8 years maybe? Surprising sudden mild touch of smoke. Thick and oily.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Sharpness continues in the finish. Quite a long finish, but not the most pleasant finish I tasted. Dirty, but where I like dirty Ben Nevis, this is not as good as the guys from Fort William.

  7. Spits scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Full, dark, treacly and warming, without any sharp edges despite its young age. It reminds me of dark chocolate pralines filled with cherries and rum, as well as christmas cake with raisins, candied fruits (e.g. mango, orange and banana), almond paste, cinnamon and caramel. A good deal of peat smoke. The wood influence is that of cigar boxes. The finish is one of the most warming ones I know, almost like stroh rum but smoother. A perfect winter dram. Still my favourite of all of Springbank's wood expressions.

  9. JNuyts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  10. TomP scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  11. stalker1971 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  12. herby.usa scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: vanilla, sweet grapes, delicate smoke, very light bacon, must notes, dark fruits and chocolate.
    Taste: Strong sweetness and good spiciness combined well. The alcohol is well integrated. With a little water, the mouthfeel becomes very creamy. There are also clear oak notes and dark fruits. Quite dry despite the creaminess.
    Finish: Quite short, dry and sweet.

  13. Wellington1815 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Certainly a good representative if you like the typical Sauternes notes, because this malt has a lot to offer. Unfortunately, it doesn't quite match my personal taste.
    • Nose
      87 87
      vinous, grape to raisins, sweet, spicy, herbs (maggot herb, lavender?), a little tobacco, vanilla and caramel, in the background also a little flowery
    • Taste
      86 86
      vinous, creamy, sweet, delicate oak (unfortunately with a slightly bitter note), spicy
    • Finish
      85 85
      medium length, with notes of raisins and slightly bitter oak spiciness

  14. herby.usa scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: vanilla, sweet grapes, tender smoke, very light bacon, must notes, dark fruits and chocolate.
    Taste: Strong sweetness and good sharpness combined well. The alcohol is well integrated. With a little water, the mouthfeel becomes very creamy. There are also clear oak notes, dark fruits. Quite dry despite the creaminess.
    Finish: Quite short, dry and sweet.

  15. GJR scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  16. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I prefer a less cask dominated dram. A triple distilled, light bodied spirit like Hazelburn, would not be my first choice giving it a big maturation in very active and dominant casks. But although I wouldn’t buy a full bottle, I still enjoyed this whisky.
    • Nose
      Warm red fruits. Raspberries, perfume and wine influences. Sweet and mild (at cs). There is a fresh herbal sweetness going on as well. Nice touch.
    • Taste
      Toffee, honey, caramel fudge, red fruits. Sweet and sour. Slightly sharp at CS but still doable. Creamy and full bodied.
    • Finish
      Long. Again loads of red fruits with raspberry leading the pack. But...there is quite a lack of balance in the finish. That’s a pitty.

      It feels a bit ‘dressed’ by the wine casks. Like hs305 says, this is a classic modern whisky. That makes this one a little single sided, but it is a pleasant dram.

  17. LordBellamy scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    with water: a decent shot Water opens the whisky, the strong alcohol note is completely gone and the sweet grapes are intensified

    Conclusion: a fascinating malt, which receives a grape sweetness through the very intense Sauternes finish, as I have experienced only very rarely. In addition, the slightly dirty Unterertöne. Succeeded!
    • Nose
      it takes time to develop, at first the alcohol is quite present and I am disappointed, but then comes leather and grapes, strong caramel sweetness, a few nuts, a few earthy / mineral notes, so he acts despite its sweetness little dirty
    • Taste
      Here, too, the combination of some dirt and intense grape and caramel sweetness, the alcohol is just right, a few subtle tannins are also noticeable
    • Finish
      medium long, the sweetness is also very intense here, the oak is slightly more noticeable in the back, but without any bitterness

  18. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Heavy aroma's and flavours, tobacco, dark chocolate and fruity. It's a pleasant whisky, and surprising, for I expected some lighter kind of whisky with this Sauternes cask maturation, but I could not find any link with this.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Fruity and a hint of smoke and tobacco. Pretty strong alcohol. Prunes, raisins, some fake leather and kind of rubber. Floral. Not exactly what I expected from a white wine cask maturation.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Initially surprisingly smooth, but then it gets pungy on the tongue. Red fruits, and some raisins, orange and honey. Then some coffee/cappuccino. Full and intense.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Now strong with some peppers. again some smoke and heavy tobacco, very dark chocolate, some bitterness as well. Intense, pretty long.

  19. mark-achterhoek scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  20. Calmar scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Great whisky, a spectacle of tastes and smells, just the Brazilian carnival, good with both water and without.
    • Nose
      Open, wet, spicy wood, old furniture, cigar box, pipe tobacco, leather goods, fruit jam, dried fruit, cappuccino, milk chocolate, fruit tobacco for hookah, sweet creamy notes, baked milk, fudge.
    • Taste
      Saturated, powerful, tart spicy oak, sweet wine, fruit notes, cream and confectionery tones, candied fruit, a little pepper, earthy notes, prunes, dark beer.
    • Finish
      Continuation of taste, dense, rich, sea of ​​fruit, dried fruit, confectionery and wood shades, sweet creamy notes, latte, chocolate.

  21. St. Pauli scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Without a doubt, it's not a bad whisky. It's just a little boring. The spicy side that comes into play in the palate is the positive side in this case.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Colour: Chestnut brown
      Appearance: slow thick legs, coating.

      Very winey, with dried fruit, sugar, and moist wood. It's not really expressive. Behind that, there is wafer with syrup, some caramel. With water, grape seeds and grapes. Still, rather onedimensional, but nice.
    • Taste
      84 84
      The taste is not as sweet as the nose suggests. It's musty, which is positive, and it probably comes from the cask. Further, spices come into play, which is positive. It gives this dram a stylish character. Otherwise, it's the dried tropical fruit.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Rather long and balanced, not too sweet and certainly not drying. It has a combination of sugar, dried fruit and spice.

  22. Defeatless scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    This is a 'muddy' one. I like the dirty note on Hazelburn. There is a clear red fruit influence, but also a bit flowery. There is also a quite big signature of salt. With water: Not much of a change

    Taste:
    Clearly Hazelburn with a red fruit twist. There is the salty ashy taste, but also forest berries. It needs a bit water to tame all the alcohol, but first impressions are good. With water: There is an initial sourness added, but not much of a change here either.

    Body:
    Full, a bit creamy and a bit oily

    Finish:
    Medium length. Very much into the red fruit. Nicely fading away with some toffee and caramel. It get's a bit dry in the end.

    Price:
    Would not recommend to buy if over €60,-

    Presentation:
    Don't know, this was a sample.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  23. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  24. Cubey666 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  25. mer1973 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  26. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  27. hs305 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    [February, 2012]  I had this dram during a "Springbank" tasting at Bonn.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 85.  I took no detailed notes.

  28. Daan Tje scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  29. Helgo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  30. FernetBranco scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Spectacular whisky. Dirty ... already in the nose. Yes, what is it? Hard to see ... sweet ... somehow familiar ... but then different. But cool! On the tongue then sweet first ... then wax ... and wood varnish. And "old grandma" perfume.
    (Yes ... I know: Absurd, but these are my personal impressions)
    The finish: Enormously present ... again the wax aspect. Very sweet and flowery. Bourbon Vanilla ... Poliboy ... Prick Pit ... I do not know. Crazy whisky. Now priced beyond "good and evil". But I mean: Den may have tasted (in the sense of: MUST)!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  31. Andytka3 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Nose:-
    Open up very well. Expressive, marmite and umami. Thick cocoa in the
    middle and light floral note. Well layered and evolving, aroma
    integrated and turn into intriguing vanilla ice cream with a touch of
    cold steel. Rum and raisin, nut richness and oily malt. Big. Palate:- Explosive, concentrated raisin sweetness and mineral rusty
    notes. Dry and tannic are there to balance the overall mouthfeel, but
    the sweetness are just a touch too prominent and go on and on. Finish:- Sticky on palate, echoing spiciness with heavy spice. A coat
    of tongue numbing nutmeg. Would consider it as a good after dinner dram.


    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  32. Whiskytinu scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  33. Whiskytinu scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    The whole way from cask strength down to a diluted with water strenght, this Whisky is a wonderful experience. While loosing the compactness of the flavours, it keeps its gentle sweetness and stays extremely well balanced. This whisky absolutely fits my taste. One of my all time favourite!

  34. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    … one of the best 'modern' Whiskies' I know.

  35. J23 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  36. rpvdwel scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  37. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  38. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  39. didi1893 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very tasty and wonderfully sweet. Fine spicy wood, yummy. I like it!
    • Nose
      BLIND TASTING:

      Dark berries and strong sherry influence. An undefinable aroma dominates, it could be wet leather with a fine spritigen adhesive note. Light muff spreads. The alcohol is pleasantly integrated, but I still tap at least 55 - 60%.
    • Taste
      Musty sherry which is getting sweeter. Fine wood notes are added. Some grapefruit and a spicy wood note dominate. It starts to biter and tingle in the mouth. A very pleasant sweetness is above all else.
    • Finish
      The finish begins with sweet fruit, somehow becomes "dry" and spicy. A touch of sharpness harmonizes with the sweet wood. Light buffle again and tingle. At the very end, a fine nutty aroma is created.

  40. Implar scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Color: Mahogany, quite dark, looks promising!

    Nose: Oh my, there's a lot in here: strawberries and red fruit, blue grapes, some hazelnut. Going a bit deeper there's plums, orange and chocolate with a cherry liqueur. Very interesting for it's age!

    Palate: Dark chocolate, raisins, tannins, some matchsticks in the distance.

    Finish: The wine comes through very clearly here, a rounded sweetness that lasts for quite a while

    Yet again a lovely whisky by Springbank, the nose on this one is simply fantastic.http://whiskyinformer.com/home/hazelburn-sauternes

  41. Wolv scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Very beautiful nose with aromas of Sweetness, Botrytis, Nuts, Raisins and Plums.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  42. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  43. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    No matter if it was an d'Yquem cask or not, I would have liked to enjoy the concrete sweet wine in peace after a good meal in front of the fireplace.
    • Nose
      Spices, cloves, candied fruit, warm raisins. In addition a wonderfully elegant sweetness. I remember drinking the malt for the first time with Peter in Switzerland with Michael, Donnie and Manuel. Marcel had introduced him to the tasting and the great color and the elegant sweetness immediately sparked general enthusiasm.
      Yesterday, with Diedrich and Stefan, the candied fruit and the wonderful spicy notes stood in the foreground for us yesterday. This slightly dirty, slightly musty, great Springbank smell.
    • Taste
      The mortgage of the nose is huge. An 8-year-old who smells so fantastic can only disappoint on the palate, right? But he does not. This is perhaps the most intense Sauternes I have ever enjoyed. Wonderfully powerful and warming, a very powerful, powerful malt, which one believes to be able to chew almost. Hard to believe that he should be stored for a total of only 8 years. The sweetness combines with a few wood notes, the wonderfully dirty Brennereicharakter remains. A little bit of smoke is added, and above all the flavor of Sauternes wine towers. Sprittigkeit? Obstleroten of the triple distillation or the youth? Everything is wrong.
    • Finish
      Medium long very enjoyable finish. Again, the junior makes no weaknesses. There remains a hint of warm smoke, little sweetness that is getting drier, plenty of spices.

  44. HunterRomario scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Tasteful at the Whisky Festival 2015. Together with HP Dark Origins, I am at the top of what I have been overseeing here. Great, all the more that she is "only" eight years old.
    • Nose
      Without water dense, very deep scent, with sour fruits (gooseberry, kiwi), chocolate, raisins, marzipan, Christmas scroll. Some water will lose the water, but cinnamon will also appear. (89 b)
    • Taste
      Without water, chocolate, raisins, ripe fruits and marzipan. With water, it is rich, rich and luxurious. (92 b)

  45. SteveW110 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Great malt!
    Despite triple distillation much "dirt" in the glass ...
    For his 8y a totally undervalued top whisky.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      87 87

  46. MY MALTS scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very tasty ... pleasantly soft with water ... But beware, with too much water, he quickly loses body ...

  47. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    … by the way:

    if you love to have a dram together with a good cigar,
    this Whisky is the choice!

    It stands the tobacco smoke and gives a wonderful sweet, 

    fruity and chocolaty counterpoint.

  48. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    very dark and sweet; well matured!

    Now it is the second review and I enjoy the power and density of aromas.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  49. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  50. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  51. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Wonderful nose!

    The taste gets richer with every sip.

    Very powerful!

    For its 8 years incredible round and rich!

    This second tasting convinced me.

    Great!
    • Nose
      very sweet (great!), cherry jam, gingerbread (german 'Lebkuchen'), dark and promising deepness, much toffee, sweet oranges, cask spiciness, hints of woodsmoke, fine marzipan, sultanas, best milk chocolate, furniture polish, scouring powder, traces of mocha, Rum-Grape-Nut Chocolate, vanilla bisquit, wood at the carpenter, sometimes a reminiscence of wine appears, one could also identify apples and apricots ... 
    • Taste
      Oh !!! How rich !!! How full !!!

      sweet-sour, citrus, fruits, fiery, spicy, cooked cherries, cherry juice, sweet cookies, cask, cocoa powder, some coffee ground, nutshell, tart almonds, chocolate components, later also chili 
    • Finish
      fruity, sweet, wood, dark chocolate,Mirabelle, vanilla cookies, plum peal, tart almonds, spiciness, oak, some smoke, becomes dry

  52. alectron scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Single dram note.

    Transferring previous Note (2011.11.30) content into a Tasting Note.
    • Nose
      Sweet wine, mealy, distant smoke with a some
      matchsticks thrown in, young ish wood, cinamon, dried fruits
    • Taste
      Sweet wine, mealy, distant smoke with a some
      matchsticks thrown in, young ish wood, cinamon, dried fruits

  53. brian mac scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    if you like big chewy whiskies this one if for you,im glad I purchased a few bottles.the combination of fruit and oak flavours are quite unique.

  54. granella2003 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Has sweet fragrance, with notes of fresh vanilla cream, sherbet, lemon meringue

    pie and wine gums.
    In mouth, he is clean and balanced, with notes of thick, creamy sweet malt and

    hints of banana foam, pear and apple peel.
    The finish is long and creamy and

    spicy

  55. bpbleus scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    This is a bipolar dram. The nose is all on oak spice typical for first fill bourbon, whereas the palate (very thick) is dominated by the Sauternes (especially sweet overripe/ fermenting apples and apricots) and crushed bitter almond pits. The palate doesn`t take water too well. Although water mellows the rawness of the almond pits to marzipan, the fullness of the Sauterness becomes subdued. It severely lacks balance and is probably best appreciated by those looking for new and/ or thrilling experiences.

  56. Falnor scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Very sweet, oranges, marmelade, cinnamon buns. The sauternes wood is very dominate on the nose.
    • Taste
      More oranges, spices, stil sweat, but on the palate there are more winey notes. A little dry and harsh.
      With water the cream increases and the fruit shows itself some more.
    • Finish
      Rather short. You need to wait until the end to know that the age is just 8 years old.

  57. I_SPEY scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    N: Incredibly sweet, with notes of fresh vanilla cream, boiled sweets, lemon meringue pie and wine gums. Beautifully balanced and really rich.
    T: Clean and balanced, with notes of thick, creamy, sweet malt and hints of foam banana, pear, apple peel, rhubarb crumble and melted rum & raisin icecream.
    F: Creamy and spicy. Long finish, with butterscotch, honeycomb, hints of oily smoke and fruit gums

  58. hsmithjr scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I can't believe it is only 8!  Very nice.
    • Nose
      Sweet.  Winey, but not too much.  Vanilla fudge.  Black cherries. Blood oranges.  Softly smoky.
    • Taste
      Sweet.  pear juice.  Some banana bread.  Lemon meringue pie. Raisins.  Rum and coke.
    • Finish
      Spicy and full.  Long.  Soft caramel, followed by faint smoke.

  59. Willie JJ scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A gem of a dram.
    • Nose
      Cocoa dusted pears, bog myrtle and farmyard smells drifting from a Dundee cake.
    • Taste
      Biting into rum-soaked Dundee cake. Blackberry, raspberry, super-sweet.
      Hints of coffee and heaps of tannins. Water gives lots of sugar &
      fruit.
    • Finish
      Hot sugar & spice that dries beautifully on the tongue.

  60. hsmithjr scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    INTERESTING NOTES BY LOCH FYNE WHISKIES

    My tasting notes to follow shortly

    We’re in two camps about this, not sure if we approve of such a corrupted single malts, I suspect it will be a good seller after shop tasters because of its over-the-top character and lack of subtlety. A good mate who is also embarrassing.There are big, sorry - BIG emphatic esters at first, solvent and cooked fruit, fragile in the face of water. In the mouth it’s loud, foul-mouthed and very entertaining because of the complete absence of any subtlety; sulphury, tannic, chocolate, both sweet and bitter. A linctus, Sauternes - yes but the brown sauce style of Sauternes (brown bag Sauternes?).Long finish, but with a mate like that there’s bound to be some clearing up.If you’re a big, cask strength, heavy sherry, fan you will enjoy this immensely.

Tastingtags

Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.

Whiskybase

Whiskybase was founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  




Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2022


Forgot your password?

Login