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Overall rating
84.35/100
votes
716
Whiskybase ID
57967
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrels
Number of bottles
9000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
14/331
Barcode
610854000837
Added on
08 Sep 2014 1:57 pm by KayMeertens
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 50.82

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716 × member ratings

1529 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Hazelburn 10-year-old

59 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.35 points

  1. Pollenflug scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    More on: https://tomtrinkt.blog/
    • Nose
      Light fruits such as orange, pear, grapefruit and lemon dominate the first nose. Some honey is added. Vanilla and caramel complete the rather light and fresh-looking aroma.
    • Taste
      Strong, voluminous, sweet and fresh start thanks to the 46 volume percent. Very oily, creamy mouthfeel. In addition to the bright fruit notes from the aroma to crystallize exotic fruits, such as mango and papaya added. The lemon and grapefruit make for a slightly acidic impact. A light honey note and a little milk chocolate make themselves felt. Some spice can also be perceived, which is increasingly powerful, but not too dominant.
    • Finish
      Medium long, sweet, light fruits continue to dominate and a fine spice passes the dram. Overall, very round and balanced.

  2. HammerHead scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      A sweet flowery honey note, shortbread cookies, pear, lychee and apricot. Some vanilla cake, waxy with paraffin and a slight solventy note, also almonds and ginger spices.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Creamy, a touch of salted butter, beeswax, honey, pear, pineapple, caramelized apple, pencil shavings, mild wood spices.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Short to medium in length: wood spices like pepper and ginger, wrapped in a wax like fruit (pineapple) and honey coating.

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The nose was young, but not disturbingly so. On the palate and finish, this is simply marvelous. But unpeated? I think not.
    • Nose
      Sturdy, creamy nose on breakfast cereals, white fruit, paraffin, frying oil, litchi from a can and vanilla. Underlying you’ll detect the typical characteristics that you also find in Springbank such as chalk, jute and ship’s rope. Soft and inviting, though clearly young.
    • Taste
      On the palate, I immediately think of Springbank as well, but without the peat (note to self: doh!). Very creamy, spicy, waxy on paraffin, lime, chalk, (a lot of) ginger and something of cod oil. A salty note. But claiming this is completely unpeated, seems a bit off the mark. Could it be residue in the pipes? I do get an unmistakable peaty tang on the nose – which is very good, by the way.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long, mineral and waxy and – surprise! – quite smoky. It dies a mildly bitter death.

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2021/04/26/bottle-polishing-spring-2021-part-4-4-ja-mitchell/

    Considering how many varied Hazelburn’s I’ve enjoyed and admired over the years, it’s hard to believe this is the first bottle of standard Hazelburn 10 I’ve ever bought for myself.

    N: Everything a whisky should be, there’s every aroma you may well pick up in & all around the distillery site in Campbeltown. A style that melds so well with bourbon cask maturation, we’ve mild chocolatey grassy barley juice with my key favourite – the quince jelly profile note [also found in Auchentoshan], that helps define and identify triple-distilled Hazelburn no end. As the bottle goes down, I tap into the distinctive toasted mash-sweet heavy ‘mineralic’ [thanks Matt] lemon-sour phenolic oily caramel character. Yum!

    T: There’s absolutely no gimmickry with Hazelburn. It’s a big yet [organically] composed barley spirit on [more] quince jelly and sour~sweet lemon [& juice of]. With a consolidated sooty/farmy < dry-wood peaty smokiness, it shifts up and down through many toasted waxy barley-faithful gear changes.

    F: The broad yet relaxed spirit doesn’t stop flowing. We see more phenolic sour interplays over savoury barley mashy malty sooty chocolatey,.. stuff. One could write a book, and yet, it’s all in a day's work for the Springbank distillery.

    C: [Still] a cracker, and crazy-affordable, it makes me wonder how other whiskies [at this price and provenance] get a look in? Strangely, it’s the one the converted seem not to chase.

  5. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. LDB scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Not a very memorable expression of a Campbeltown whisky. I made my way through a bottle and could not find anything interesting to be honest, just e few, slightly melony aromas.
    It is a well-made malt though, hence my rating includes the craftmanship.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    the one that pleases is a solid malt
    Easy drinking
    a good PLV
    • Nose
      light, light fruit, pear becomes more, sweetness increases, slight minerality becomes less, young malt, light banana, grassy notes appear
    • Taste
      oily, soft and round on the palate
      Vanilla, light oak, malt, sweetness, light banana, spicy increases
    • Finish
      short to medium long
      Vanilla, oak increases, spicy, becomes tart, liquorice comes

  8. hafssol scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Light in colour and thin, but far more rich and complex than one could expect. Its vanilla and apple nose opens up to a slightly oily palate with lot of apricot fragrance.
    A full body is balanced by a wide spectrum of fresh fruit notes, for an enjoyable tasting experience, even for non Campbeltown addicted.

  9. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

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