Hazelburn 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
46.0 % Vol.
50 ml
Added on
03 May 2015 10:15 am by JSW

Average value

€ 8.43

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Whisky Reviews for Hazelburn 12-year-old

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.20 points

  1. Rory1901 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    This is listed as un-peated but on the nose I certainly get a light puff of peat that mingles with sea spray, new rubber (like a bicycle inner tube), and a core of some sherried fruits including orange and pineapple. I found the fruits are nudged to the edge during the arrival with tingly pepper and salt to the fore. It develops into tart lemon, blood orange and grapefruit and a sherry dryness at the end. The grapefruit continues to round out in the finish which is also is a little peaty and spicy. The empty glass smells of tobacco and sawdust.

    In summary, it was a very interesting 5cl miniature and my first Hazelburn. But not in the same league as the Springbank I have tried and not enough for me to consider getting a full bottle. However, I would like to try the Hazelburn 10 at some stage.

  2. Ostap scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The style is more like Highland than Campbelltown. The aroma is restrained, but interesting. The aftertaste is a bit tanned, as for me. Good balance. I liked it.
    • Nose
      Fresh, clean, dessert, juicy, notes of faded ash, mineral, raisins, sweet tobacco leaves, cake "Prague", cupcake, chocolate, coffee three in one with the aroma of hazelnuts, berry sour, dried apricots / apricot drying, citrus candied fruits, dates, dust, smoke-wax wood, condensed milk, ginger and cinnamon.
    • Taste
      Unobtrusive dessert flows into meat and oak themes, medical notes, nuts, citrus and sour berries.
    • Finish
      Warm and long enough, pepper, nut bitter, dries. Quite a narrow range.

  3. Kaleva scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Not bad whisky, rather simple and straightforward. Triple distillation cannot be recognized (at least by me). The nose is pleasant but there is too much of oak (and coming from it bitterness) in the palate. This expression is a good fellow for drinking but not really good for enjoying
    • Nose
      Fresh, slightly smoky, earthy, green apple, raisins, vanilla, grapefruit zest, oat cookies, citrus notes, water intensifies smoke
    • Taste
      Oily, oaky, a bit spicy, malty, light bitterness, nutmeg, some shortbread cookies
    • Finish
      Medium-long, oaky, malty, warm, getting dry fast

  4. Astrid scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Unexpectedly spicy and smoky.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      74 74

  5. Astrid scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Should not Hazelburn be without smoke? But I'm obviously not the first one to wonder. For the first few moments, I had the idea of ​​having a longrow in front of me - parallels are definitely there and can not be dismissed out of hand.
    • Nose
      initially restrained, vanilla, a portion of peat smoke, sweetness, tingling citrus and some sweetened jellybeans with lemon flavor, subtle caramel base, ripe apples, bread and bread spices, also oak spiciness, subtle darker or more mature aromas can be made out, rudiments of liquid honey and bright Fruit juices (pear, apricot, melon), salt implications
    • Taste
      Citrus and a lot of peat smoke, behind it malt and caramel, very spicy with neat pepper, vanilla, rather dry, slightly bitter oak, dry fruit, here comes the sherry barrel portion to advantage
    • Finish
      Dry smoke remains, in addition to seasoning and pepper, a little vanilla, hints of paraffin and honey, slight bitterness, after the fading of the wort follows a short fade-out with oak and malt

  6. jankes scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Torfding scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: pleasant warmth (unfortunately subsides, but remains pleasant), chocolate, fruits, creamy, sweet

    Taste: caressing, wood, caramel, nuts, pepper, cereals

    Finish: very pleasant long finish with the impression of light smoke (wherever that comes from), a bit lemony

    Comment: delicious and well-balanced malt, which should not be smoky, but tastes a bit like this


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