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Overall rating
83.08/100
votes
27
Category
Blend
Distilleries
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks, European Oak
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Label
1920s Art Deco - Mumbai
Bottle code
LBB3 A 160635 1407 19:00
Barcode
5010327416052
Added on
29 Jul 2016 3:56 pm by sinclair
Colored

Average value

€ 91.12

7 × in wishlist

27 × member ratings

55 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for House of Hazelwood 21-year-old

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.08 points

  1. rpvdwel scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  2. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Unfortunately, age is not always everything. This has little to offer and the 21 years of maturity is difficult to understand. Probably there were many "drained" barrels at the start.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Solvents, light fruits with overripe apples, honey, some hay, mint
    • Taste
      83 83
      Sweet, fruity, a little vanilla, very little strength
    • Finish
      83 83
      Rather short finish with a subtle bitter oak

  3. GIORGOS scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      77 77

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. Maltsingler scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. markjedi1 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    In times of NAS it is refreshing to see new releases hit the market with an age statement (and 18, 21 and 25 is quite the age statement indeed), but the price tag on this one is hefty. Beautiful bottle or no, around 115 EUR for 50cl is not cheap. And the whisky? Nah, just middle of the road.
    • Nose
      The nose needs time to reveal itself. It starts on very candy-like notes and lots of vanilla, before some dried fruit emerges. Think dried apricots. Add some brown sugar and a drop of honey. A bit of thym. The grain whisky does put its foot down with a lot of dry oak and a hint of banana peel, resin and pencil shavings.
    • Taste
      It is silky soft, but also quite flat on the palate. Almost watery. That is a letdown. It starts honeysweet on loads of barley sugars, a mix of nuts and roasted almonds. The spices on duty are cinnamon and nutmeg. The fruit hardly gets a chance. I do have hints of dades, plums and raisins… but only hints. This cannot really be called fruity.
    • Finish
      The finish is surprisingly long on dry spices with some hints of sherry.

  8. DramblersAnonymous scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    A little heavy on the vanilla for my liking. Some of the grain influence shining through and very safe/toffee'd, etc. 

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