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Hazelburn 12-year-old

Overall rating
82.12/100
votes
36
Whiskybase ID
WB38695
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Campbeltown Malts Gift Pack
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Oak Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
200 ml
Added on
15 Dec 2012 8:03 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 18.00

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Whisky Reviews for Hazelburn 12-year-old

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.12 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 86 points Moderator

    Good whisky - not exceptional but just OK
    • Nose
      Faint notes of ripe tropical fruits, apricots, honey, leather and wood
    • Taste
      Fresh, woody, notes of leather shoes, little sweetness, fruits like apricots
    • Finish
      Medium long, oily, warm, the fruits come out better

  2. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    The nose is reminiscent of a meadow and white flowers. The mouth is very slightly smoky, with aromas of honey and straw. Finale of medium length on white pepper and still a floral honey. A malt well done, delicate, very smooth.

  3. DrulyaSipper scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Martin1965 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
      Slightly musty, cooked fruit, fruit
    • Taste
      82 82
      Fruity, spicy, nutty
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium length

      He's missing something, that musty note doesn't really bother me at Springbank. Here already!

  5. Daan Tje scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    BAM! Best of the triple test with the Longrow Peated, Springbank 12y and this Hazelburn.
    I like this leathery, slight smokey taste with honey in the end....

  6. holborndrinker scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Smells life a freshly scythed field of hay - a touch of autumnal mists on the taste buds and a warming glow once it's gone down.  Not bad.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. mema82 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. Koning scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A rather sherried one, still with a clear Spingbank character
    .
    • Nose
      Sherry-influences(blackberry jam,chocolate,dried fruits), fresh(citrus, green apples, even mojito), and a whiff of that ttpical leathery-diry springbankiness.
    • Taste
      Coastal(seeweed,minerals), dirty(leather,a bit of sulphur), sour citrus, apple, raisins, a bit of cacao and a hint of peat smoke.
    • Finish
      Mineralic & sea spray,bitter oranges, wood spice, and a bit of sulphur again. A bit waxy and smoky aftertaste
      .

  9. Mephisto scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Actually, it didn't taste like 12 years, it tasted younger. Further, this whisky is a bit harsh for a tripple distilled one, but the 46 Vol%. alcohol must be taken into account as well. This whisky is neither bad nor excellent.
    • Nose
      The aroma reminds of sherry and oak casks, vanilla, apple, apricot and berries or flowers. Also slightly sweet with marzipan. A nose like a fresh spring meadow. All in all more immature than fully developed. Nevertheless interesting mixture.
    • Taste
      Clearly oaky, bitter with vanilla. Dark chocolat and after some time a touch of honey. A combination of harshy bitterness and fruits. The sherry character is present but not dominating. The whisky would benefit from more sherry from my point of view.
    • Finish
      Intense. Very nutty, bitter and spicily aromatic. The taste of sherry fruits and bitter oak remains.

  10. Mephisto scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

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