Hazelburn Rundlets & Kilderkins

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
Rundlets & Kilderkins
Number of bottles
50.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
29 Jan 2014 7:34 pm by bert61nl

Average value

€ 1008.55

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Whisky Reviews for Hazelburn Rundlets & Kilderkins

66 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.85 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    What a great dram! I wasn’t sure what to expect with some mediocre excitement in some reviews. It’s very similar to springbank 10. A little cleaner, with more salt, punchier, a little peatier (what a surprise!). Dare I say I like this more than my beloved Springbank 10? Pushing 91 to me, but let’s temper our excitement. A well made malt. I would seek out another. I like it better than the Longrow Rundlets (88)
    • Nose
      90 90
      A surprising whiff of peat (ash) to kick things off. Minerals toned down, some lime, liquid honey, peach and apricot. Fresh, clean, assertive.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Oily, viscous, even slightly waxy. It’s not far off from Springbank 10 to me. Perhaps a little punchier. Lychee, matcha, apricot, salt, vanilla, very soft minerals, a little licorice.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Great salty finish. Surprisingly long with peach, lychee, lime, green tea. It’s a salt rimmed margarita, with a little ash in the back. Really great finish.

  2. Calmar scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Well, not bad at all, very good, oak mole - the oak everywhere, but very carefully framed by other components, it was very balanced and balanced, I liked it, although I'm not a fan of the wood dominant.
    • Nose
      Woody, oak, fresh bark, old wooden furniture, a bit of varnish, the smell of dry potatoes in the vault, dust, earth, weak peat, a little citrus, light smoke in the background, dried apples, apple jam.
    • Taste
      Oak wave framed by a burnt caramel and pepper burning, dense and saturated, burnt rye breadcrumbs, creamy tones - toffee, fudge; dried fruits.
    • Finish
      The continuation of taste, the strong extinction of all components, everything with some residual halftones, dry, a little more remains of oak and burnt sugar, opens up during the tasting, becomes brighter and sweet, filled with citrus, orange crusts in syrup, lemonade tones.

  3. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    For a non-peated malt, the ashy character is remarkable. Also that perfumy rose scent is very particular. The current average score of 87.5 is exactly right in my opinion, I'm having a hard time choosing between 87 and 88.
    • Nose
      First rose perfume, very sweet. Then lime, mango, apricot, papaya, ginger, vanilla, caramel, almond and a little malt.
    • Taste
      Lime, ash, mango, chocolate, honey, vanilla, litchi and roses.
    • Finish
      Mocha, lime, ash, caramel, lychee and again those rose petals.

  4. Gilles_V scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    My favorite whisky style, very iodized. You can feel the spray of the ocean whipping your face.
    The nose is great, extraordinary. In the mouth, it works very well but it remains not very complex. The finish is excellent, very long.
    • Nose
      What strikes you at the start is a very big whiff of iodine. There are even some algae that show up, then a little salted caramel. You feel at the seaside. Me, this is my favorite style of whisky.

      The second nose is more classic and typical of a whisky distilled three times (Lowlands): cereals, dried flowers.
    • Taste
      Salt, salt, salt. Power but also finesse. Not very complex but very good.
    • Finish
      Long, very long.

  5. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Complex, but restrained Hazelburn. Interesting whisky.
    • Nose
      Fresh. Peach, marzipan, hay, antique leather, medicines, herbals and peanut butter.
    • Taste
      Oily and fresh. Salted minerals, grass, almond, banana, pepper and lemon peel.
    • Finish
      Medium length, spicy.

  6. nallacam scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The lightweight in the Rundlets & Kilderkins series.

    Very fruity and unusually light for a Hazelburn. So far I have had the sherry barrel matured bottlings and this one seems to have spent at least the majority of its time in a bourbon barrel.

  7. Palindrome scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    My bottle is a bit flat at this point. It's been sitting in my cabinet. I'm not a big fan of this bottling. It has a lot of things I love about Springbank.

    Such as . . . how did a bit of ash creep in here when all of the barley was cured with electric dryers? Residual left in the still from a Springbank run? Obviously, but how does that happen with a triple distilled offering? I guess from the first distillation and the ash kept clinging through the other two and a half like a phantom ghost note? I'm answering all of my own questions. Call me "the speculator" in this review. Herlock Sholmes. Deductive tasting (and smelling).

    No, there ain't any Springbank funk present in me glass, as might be expected if there were a toucha peat ash in thar. I'm not keen on what I take to be a perfume scent. The nose is slightly offputting. It reminds me a little of Bowmore Dawn, which I did not like. Other than these downsides, the malt is very good.

    I've taken off a full point for the weird perfume thing. A bit old lady perfumish, artificial floral seeming. However .. . on the positive side, there's a fairly crisp, clean almost dry mouthfeel as one would expect from a triple distilled whisky, but not from such a young whisky. The regular Hazelburn is too young for that.

    I like the finish quite a bit. It's medium but satisfying. Fruity notes here remind me a little of the Campbeltown Loch 21. A bit more tropical in this case. Papaya and guava instead of apples and pears, but then again that blend had some Speysides so it's not a good yardstick. I think there was 21 year old Hazelburn in the Loch, however, and more than a little. It's worth remembering this whisky aged in tiny casks is only ten years old, but it had a lot of contact with wood in such little casks. A pretty good finish for a ten year, if one can even call it that by industry standards due the experimental nature of what has been done. My favorite in this line was the Springbank, then the Longrow, then the Hazelburn. I don't think we will see other medium sized batches of little casks like this again. Too much work for Springbank. Somebody's pet project. But on a fairly grand scale. I guess strategically, it only added to the Springbank mystique as "that eccentric distillery in Campbeltown, a place that was once the whisky capital of Scotland and now is known for pretty much the brainchildren of the same guiding force (Mitchell).

  8. thijs100 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    It has that great Springbank fingerprint, yet it lacks a bit of balance and complexity. That said, I would certainly not say no to another dram.
    • Nose
      Hints of paraffin and ozone, as well as a fairly outspoken minerality. It oozes that Springbank DNA. A subtle earthiness accompanies honey and wax, with some toasted cereals and peaches as well.
    • Taste
      Big, oily spirit with a pinch of salt, and a good amount of almonds and roasted peanuts. A hint of chili pepper too, as well as licorice.
    • Finish
      Lingering spices and a whiff of toasted oak.

  9. peatbogger scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    Tripple distilling make it very smooth, and the small casks give it lots of flavours and complexity. An instant hit in my book.
    • Nose
      All kinds of sweetness, caramel, fruits, hazelnuts, butter cookies.

      I keep finding new and interesting things every time I put my nose to it. Also some fresher citrusy fruits, but the sweetness wafts back and wants to be in front. Very gentle and a deep sniff is necesarry the detect the higher ABV.
    • Taste
      Again pleasant sweetness, lots of almonds, ABV can be noticed as some spicyness, but I would not have guessed 50%

      Very creamy, almost fat.
    • Finish
      Rich, warm, creamy. Almonds turns to hazel and fudge, some light tobacco comes through. Quite long and complex as it goes through a register of warm sweetness.

  10. This_Is_BearDog scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    This is probably the fruitiest whisky I have ever had, and I love that. It unfortunately lacks the texture and fullness that would propel this to stardom, but it is really damn delicious nonetheless.
    • Nose
      Oh shit! INCREDIBLY bright and juicy. Clynelish-y. Honey. Candy necklace, but not too chalky. Raspberries and nectarines. Love that slightly earthy note on this.
    • Taste
      Delicious stone fruits all over. A little thin on the mouthfeel, but quite fruity. A touch of black pepper spice. Oatmeal. Nectarine. Grows a bit tart. It is hard to overstate how much tropical fruit there is here, along with stone fruits and really just all kinds of fruit.
    • Finish
      Sadly, barely any. The fruity sweetness is still here. A bit of spice. Honey. A little floral.


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