Hazelburn 08-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
2nd Edition
Stated Age
08 years old
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
22 Oct 2007 5:34 pm

Average value

€ 73.40

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181 × member ratings

363 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Hazelburn 08-year-old

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.80 points

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Tasting note from the actual 2006 bottling with bottle code 06/244. That one is much better than the average on this default bottle in my opinion, 84/85.
    • Nose
      Papaya, mango, honey, caramel, hazelnut, milk chocolate, peat, vanilla and a little leather.
    • Taste
      Apricot, milk chocolate, peat ash, caramel, mocha, hazelnut and white pepper. Eventually some mojito-style lime.
    • Finish
      Mango, peat smoke, dark chocolate, caramel and mint.

  2. Wolf68 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. Squinugie scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Falnor scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      71 71

  5. Calmar scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A very light and airy mole, slightly emasculated by a triple distillation, a middle peasant, but does not cause any negative emotions, rather the reverse.
    • Nose
      Light, airy, mineral, wet rubble, moistened grindstone, lemon zest, lemonade, malt, raw wood, wood shavings, raw cut potatoes.
    • Taste
      Light, woody, peppery, young bark, berry sour, coriander, a little caramel sweets.
    • Finish
      Spicy, soft, pink pepper, malt, light oak bitterness, sorrel, lettuce, kvass notes.

  6. vojt466 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Mořské řasy a tóny celkově. Je to takové krémově uhlazené - vanilka, karamel, nepatrná dubová zatuchlost. Velice lehká nakouřenost, troška kořenitosti
    • Taste
      V chuti výrazně sladké, vanilkové, kakaové, nakouřené, a kořenité. Je cítit sladká guma. Později vystupuje na povrch mastnější kouř jak z ohniště a sůl
    • Finish
      V dozvuku vanilka, trocha sladu, rašeliny, soli a výrazná kořenitost - středně dlouhý 

  7. Torfding scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Initially, the vapors of paint and solvent rise, but fortunately, these disappear after a few minutes; with alcoholic notes and pear schnapps, fruits (especially pears and raspberries), vanilla, fresh and sweet. Over time, the aroma becomes heavier and more exotic, grass, more vanilla, malt and orange spray are noticeable.
    • Taste
      There is a touch of gum, oak and malt, lots of vanilla sweetness, a little young banana
    • Finish
      medium to long, slightly peppery, spicy

  8. cfosterk scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Triple distilled whisky from Springbank distillery. Only one of two distilleries to triple distill regularly. Hard to get but worthwhile.

    46% non-chillfiltered and no added colouring.

    Initially difficult to get past an acetone nose. Left alone for 15 minutes and nose improved immeasurably.

    Barley, vanilla, oak. Then fruits overtake - tropical fruits - mango and papaya, then citrus notes. Sherry in the background. Sweet and sour. Very complex for an eight year old.

    Very drying towards the finish, some brine, all of the above, but sweet and sour.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. markkerr02 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%2088%20Springbank%20med%20Frank%20McHardy.html Test 088: Springbank with Frank McHardy - 990306
    The whisky tested: Glass 1 Hazelburn 8yo 46% OB 0 points
    Glass 2 Cambeltown Loch 30yo 40% 4 points
    Glass 3 Kilkerran fat sample 2004 48% A work in progress 0 points
    Glass 4 Springbank Local Barley 1966/1999, 56.9% OB Cask 1966/491 41 points
    Glass 5 Springbank Local Barley 1965/2001, 52.4% OB Cask 1965/9 14 points
    Glass 6 Hazelburn Brewing & Jahnel 59.2% 3 points
    Glass 7 Springbank 18yo 46% OB 7 points
    Glass 8 Spring Bank 1997 Batch 1 OB 55.2% 3 points
    Glass 9 Longrow 18yo 46% OB 7 points
    Glass 10 Longrow Gaja Barolo 7yo 55,8% OB 2 points
    Testimonials Per Eriksson Hazelburn 8yo 46% OB
    Scent: Young, apples, vanilla, sweetie
    Taste: Fattons, vanilla, sweet corn, malt
    Aftertaste: Vanilla, fat, some sweetness, perfume, tall
    Score: 84 Testimonials Bernt Sjödin Hazelburn 8yo, 46%
    Color: Light gold
    Scent: Vanilla tones, green apples
    Taste: Light, Vanilla tones, Sweet Matte, Green apples
    Aftertaste: Card with apple tones, light pressure
    Score: 77


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