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Overall rating
88.35/100
votes
83
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Vintage
2002
Bottled
07.2014
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
294
Strength
54.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
29 Jul 2014 10:05 am by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 149.95

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72 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Hazelburn 2002 CA

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.35 points

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A very special Hazelburn.
    • Nose
      Candied orange and cherry. Toffee, papaya, milk chocolate and peat. A clear malty note as well. Some peach and vanilla when adding water.
    • Taste
      Toffee, candied orange, papaya, hazelnut, milk chocolate, peat, coconut and spice.
    • Finish
      Coffee, dark chocolate, peat, candied orange and peach.

  2. Jimjam scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Spirit and wood in balance. This has taken a lot from the wood in its 12 years. Excellent cask - first fill? Richer than I would expect from Hazelburn - closer to Springbank.
    • Nose
      Very dark in colour, and quite “Christmas cake-y” on the nose for straight ex-bourbon, too. Malty, with rich caramel. Coconut. Some dried fruit. Vanilla
    • Taste
      Rich, malty, characterful.
      With water: More spicy, some oranges
    • Finish
      Warming spice. Dark/dried fruit. Lifted by vanilla and honey. Deep orange flavour

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  4. SRB scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Mascht scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    a great Dram, more reminiscent of a Springbank than a Hazelburn
    • Nose
      light, leather, honey, chocolate covered candied orange and wild aromas like a pickled venison
    • Taste
      maritime, soft and mineral
    • Finish
      long, soft, black chalk and some dried fruit

  6. theograph scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    An ingenious Hazelburn, an ex-Bourbon barrel that should be confused with an ex-sherry barrel or even a red wine barrel!
    • Nose
      Caramel, chocolate, nut, marzipan, spices (cloves), leather / tobacco, dark fruit flavors, almost sherry-style, earthy, subtly smoky and above all wonderful minerally - chalky or even salty;
    • Taste
      Distinct red and ripe fruit flavors, tannins, acid notes, spices, dark chocolate, association with red wine, mineral - chalky;
    • Finish
      Medium long, beautifully fruity, almost with a hint of wine, mineral;

  7. ARDBERG scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. Malinois scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very nice dram, I like it a lot. Very nice enjoying this at a leazy sunday like this.

    Would have scorred one point higher if the eind of the finish wasn't so dry (for my standards)
    • Nose
      Clean minerally (only at first), whiff of peat, oranges, peach

      A bit later: the same as above but more oranges. 
    • Taste
      Candied oranges now, peach, a bit spices and more peat as in the nose. The entry is quite soft & mouthcouting at this abv% and age.

      After some sips the light sweetness comes out and also more fruity. 
    • Finish
      Light sopy, oranges, whiff of peat, later a bit tannanic & dies a bit dry 

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