Hazelburn 1997

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Bottling for Switzerland
Stated Age
08 years old
Oloroso Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Switzerland Switzerland
Added on
15 oct 2008 12:32 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 564.34

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Whisky reviews for Hazelburn 1997

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.19 points.

  1. DistiLesha scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The strongest ingredient in this whisky is taste. This is some kind of orgasmic taste - especially puffy!
    N: 21 T: 24 F: 21 B: 23
    • Nose
      A mountain of wet paper, classic sherry whisky tones, chocolate, marzipan, coconut, vanilla
    • Taste
      Watery at first, then bright and sweet-creamy, ginger-spicy, vanilla, rosin, very bright and rich
    • Finish
      Sherry woody, knits all over the mouth, characteristic grape sourness

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  3. whisky_garage scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: Intense, sweet. Dried fruits, dark berries (blackberries, blueberries), tobacco theme, peaches, dusty shelf.
    We stood there and breathed .... A slight hint of minerality, fruit syrup, berry marmalade, some spicy spices.
    Taste: Powerful, bright, knits. Rich compote, strong tea, black chokeberry, curd cake, dark chocolate, ginger, spices. Light minerality, barrel, obtrusive bitterness.
    Finish: Long lasting. Spicy spices, ginger, dark chocolate, barrel.
    Conclusion: A wide gustatory spectrum, a rich palette of flavors, an excellent balance, not whisky, but a song, but not everything is so smooth. Taste and finish seemed a little bit overdone, perhaps that's why, instead of noble bitterness, it turned out to be obtrusive.
    PS. Despite the powerful sherry blow during aging, the aroma is light enough. Super!

  4. vlad78 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Expectedly good Oloroso profile.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Sweet, slightly tart, thick, with hints of leather, oak and varnish, but full of sweet plums and raisins.
    • Taste
      87 87
      On the palate, the concentration is reduced, a watery but recognizable profile. Sweet, with a hint of tobacco leaf and leather.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The aftertaste is the same, short-lived.

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Photo Moderator

    Pretty woody but no off notes
    • Nose
      89 89
      Dried fruits, woody, sherry
    • Taste
      90 90
      Nutty, woody, dark chcocolate
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, warm, tannins, a tad bitter


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