Overall rating
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Stated Age
12 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
54.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
29 Jul 2014 10:05 am by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 149.95

15 × in wishlist

83 × member ratings

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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