Hazelburn 2007

Overall rating
85.71/100
votes
436
Whiskybase ID
WB88930
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Barolo Cask Matured
Vintage
06.2007
Bottled
26.10.2016
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
6 Y First Fill Bourbon & 3 Y Refill Barolo
Number of bottles
10800
Strength
57.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Label
Triple Distilled
Bottle code
16/475
Barcode
610854002602
Added on
07 nov 2016 3:44 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 289.43

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436 × member ratings

906 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Hazelburn 2007

71 users have left 81 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.71 points.

  1. SimonOHA scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A touch too much alcohol. Really no more.

  2. SYMUE1 scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

  3. Ruppirupp scored this whisky 72 points Expert Junior

    For me it tastes too young and too alcoholic. There really isn't anything that particularly stands out.

  4. Petitcham scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Stimulant and intense, savory taste, light strawberries, young feeling

  5. glen efze scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Looking straight across to Northern Ireland from the tip of the Kintyre Peninsula, Bushmills is a short distance away. And like the Irish, the Hazelburn is triple distilled. The unpeated whisky from the Springbank Distillery comes here in a bottling that dates back to 2016 and has matured for 9 years. The color is light golden, direct influence of red wine is not recognizable.

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    • Nose
      Different impressions on the nose: there is the Springbank typical mustiness and waxiness, but there are also fruit notes that are too young with a bitter-tart touch. The alcohol is clearly present as a fresh menthol note. With a little water, the aromas become deeper and rounder, now there is also a rich vanilla with sweet honeydew melon.
    • Taste
      Strong alcohol, water is probably needed here. The alcohol is accompanied by sweetness and a creamy vanilla. I tend not to have wine aromas, the vanilla is complemented by notes of wood. Even with water, the alcohol remains evident. The maritime mustiness is subtly present, has a slightly phenolic character, although the whisky is entirely without smoke. There are too young pear aromas present, but also sweet elderflower syrup and Charentais melon. There are also wood aromas that add warmth and depth. The alcohol is a bit too spicy though.
    • Finish
      I am divided: on the one hand the whisky has a lot of what makes a good whisky from Campbeltown, but on the other hand there is also the young, aggressive aspect. But overall it's good and interesting. However, the price of €150 in a shop that still has it in March 2022 is unacceptable.

  6. besar scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  7. nhuber scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Rather sharp and harsh without water, needs some drops to soften, then gets sweeter but still not very good and the barolo casks overpower the soft distillate.

  8. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. nkrc scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Color gold

    Nose: buttery-malty-grainy. Delicious butter cake, cherry aromas, blackberries. Some iodine, chillies. Tingles in the nose. More tingling with water. Wooden barrels. Dry minerality.

    Palate: Wow! First of all, there is chilli heat that fills everything. Then fruit sweetness can be tasted in the finish. Malt syrup. The sharpness decreases with water. Vanilla porridge.

    Only in the finish does the typical Springbank characteristic appear.

  10. Svjatogor scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    n: parfume, fruits, intense, flowers, sour, berries
    t: sweet, fruit, parfume
    a: spicy, chilli, sweet, red fruit, berries

  11. Heutje scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  12. dcsicsak scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  13. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Not a whisky that confronts you directly with all its aromas, but only reveals them gradually. And that's exactly what is really exciting, also and precisely because of its only nine years of maturity.
    • Nose
      88 88
      A little cautious at first, only slowly reveals its aromas, step by step. At the beginning floral and fruity, with cut flowers, fresh cut grass, lemon and ripe apple. A dirty note spreads slowly, with a hint of machine oil, chain grease and harbor water. Milk chocolate with it, coffee with milk.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Like in the nose: starts cautiously (and at 57.9%!) And slowly builds up. Fresh citrus notes, apple jelly, almond butter, hazelnut brittle, nougat and marzipan. Salt and pepper, now slightly sizzling on the tongue.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium-length, fruity-sweet, salty, peppery, mineral, with a dash of honey, a pinch of vanilla and a few cloves.

  14. bvrsky scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  15. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    What a roller coaster ride of the flavors and I can gain something from all levels, great malt, it's a shame that I waited so long to try it
    • Nose
      Grassy beginning, nice floral and also quite creamy, vanilla, a hint of pepper, a vinous overtone, lemongrass, lemon cream, half a spoonful of honey, if you smell a little away from the main aromas, you get more spice, a little bit of dark chocolate , somehow sour too, I would have expected that the nose would be influenced by the first sip and become more chocolaty, but that's not the case, still completely different from the mouth, totally lemony and floral, exciting
    • Taste
      Oily, creamy, chocolate, a lot of chocolate, wow, nut cream, salt, tingling, slightly fizzy, dark fruit, raisin, sugar-sweet, I didn't see that coming after the first impression in my nose, a shot of espresso, great mouthfeel, delicious
    • Finish
      intense, nut, mint, the nose becomes clear, but not unpleasant by too much alcohol, apple, slightly sweet, vanilla, here also floral, also reminds me of a sweetened tea, pleasant, and again completely different from the start

  16. DennisV scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  17. JoshNRW scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Blind tasting:
      A bit of alcohol, but also light, nice sherry, a little menthol / mint, light dry wood scent
    • Taste
      88 88
      Mild, nice warming, very balanced, more likely 47-50%, sweetness, slightly tingling, some dry wood on the back, I like the tasting better than the nosing here, about ten years
    • Finish
      87 87

  18. nallacam scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  19. ezioaudit scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  20. ldcsh scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

  21. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Has left little lasting impression - quite useful, sweet, dried fruit, milk chocolate, brown sugar ... not particularly strong or spicy for 57.9%, I have noticed nothing of the finish. No 65 € candidate for me.

  22. Elmer_Fudd scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A beautifully created Hazelburn. I am a fan of their finishes and ripening.
    • Nose
      86 86
      A very aromatic sweetness, fruity due to the influences of the wine.
    • Taste
      88 88
      first a pepper and non-disturbing tannins from the barrels. Sweet, dried fruit, raisins. Delicious!
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium finish, chocolate, pineapple, vanilla, again fruit, dry due to wine influences.

  23. gaboruso scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  24. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Balance (21)
    Not bad for 9 years old ... considering my love for the distillery, I spent a fair amount of time on the sample, with water and without / 3 different glasses ... I haven’t bothered so long (86)
    • Nose
      With water: duchess pear, fruit, wood, salt and oil, citruses, mineral notes, marmalade and lemon .. a bit of sweet grass ... pastries. Without water: citrus-salt ... nothing new, well, except that the grassy notes became drier (22)
    • Taste
      With water: dry, spicy, citrus. Without water: in principle, everything is the same (22)
    • Finish
      With water: woody, spicy, slightly zest and wine acidity ... salt and fruit compote ... vegetable bitterness. Without water: all the same and chocolate (21)

  25. thijs100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Very adventurous and fun, and I kind of love it and want to give it an even higher score, but there's just not enough balance to warrant doing that.
    • Nose
      Very mild, gentle and pleasant initially. A hint of cough drops, but also ripe apple and banana, accompanied by straw and burlap, as well as a touch of macadamia nuts. Enticing stuff.
    • Taste
      Soft notes of tobacco and malted barley, a hint of soot even, but also peaches and prunes, then a touch of earl grey, but also a whisper of lemon zest. It's not your average whisky, which is no surprise given the source. A fair amount of chili heat as well.
    • Finish
      Medium in length. Peppery.

  26. HunterRomario scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: Grassy straw aroma, hay, honey, malt. So ordinary, the barrel's influence on Barol is not. (83 pts)
    Taste: The taste is slightly better, sharp, citrus, malt straw, vanilla and some perfume. (85 pts)
    Points: 84
    Summary: A shot number 7 at the Whisky Festival in Radebeul 2019. I was tempted to combine the Hazelburn + barrel with the renowned Italian red wine, and I ran well. The effect of red wine has not manifested itself, quite disappointing overall, though whisky is drinkable.

  27. ARDBERG scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    25ml sample.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  28. mds51 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  29. rottendon scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This is a very pleasant contemporary who also undergoes an interesting development in the glass.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    The finish is really good, you would not blindly but in retrospective, it has had a positive impact. Also a nice example of the incredibly soft alcohol that Hazelburn brings. By the way, he lacks the certain boredom that is inherent in many Hazelburns, this one is really not one-dimensional.
    • Nose
      90 90
      First of all, very mild on the nose, only a little lemon and something dirty are present, but after a few moments, but supplemented by ripe apples. After a little more life a completely different picture, breathing really does it very well! Burnt almonds, delicate smoke, some vanilla, light hint of stale white wine and light mineral notes, slightly dusty. With movement also malt and yeast. With warm juicy ripe pears are added, the smoke is much more present. Still no sign of alcohol in the nose.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Very oily, almost tough, the alcohol comes with a time delay with pleasant pressure and without any pungency, the taste is mineral and slightly dark sweet with clear tannins right at the front. Fruitiness is not visible to me, but the roasted almonds go well with some beet syrup. In the second sip also slightly sour white wine notes, not strong enough to disturb.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The finish is medium long and begins already with dark sweet bitterness which then dries on. Mint easily stuns the mouth. Some ashes lie very gently on the tongue.

  30. JNuyts scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
      typical springbank, little influence of barolo, citrus, fresh, honey, slightly smokey smoke, floral tones, grassy, sweet malt
    • Taste
      87 87
      vanilla, grassy, spicy of which mainly pepper and pinch of chili, here you can taste the floral barolo properties, apple, mint, malty, honey
    • Finish
      87 87
      medium long, spicy, fruity, tannins,

  31. Mannix65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    very balanced, an unmistakable Springbank distillate - requires extensive ventilation in the glass and a drop of water - I could not see the Barolo influence
    • Nose
      Coffee, mocha, vanilla, heather, baked apple, ripe banana in the background and a hint of smoke even further back
    • Taste
      Salt on the tongue, soft and velvety, yet very voluminous, honey, vanilla, a little idea of ​​grain and grass
    • Finish
      Very long lasting for his little age

  32. Mannix65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  33. kimmosuo scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  34. Sandman scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peach, vanilla, banana, pear, apples, honey, perfume, flowers, brown sugar, lemon, lime and grass.
    • Taste
      Peach, banana, pear, apricot, honey, vanilla, bit oak, sugared almonds, lemon peel, hint of tobacco, sweet and sour apples and mint.
    • Finish
      Medium-long, lemon zest, tropical fruit, vanilla, oak, sugared almonds, mint and hint of tobacco.

  35. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      84 84

  36. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    First time I've had a barolo cask finished whisky. Not sure I am a fan, but willing to try another one from another distillery. 
    • Nose
      Malty, sourish, and a bit floral and perfumey initially. And then, lots of apple juice.. wait did I pick up the wrong glass?!? Also a bit of almond butter.
    • Taste
      A bunch of disjointed flavors. Very peppery. There's a bit of that sourish note I mentioned. White wine for sure, and also some lime. After adding a few drops of water, more of that apple juice along with more maltiness. A bit chalky and medicinal also. 
    • Finish
      Peppery finish. With water, this ends abruptly, with a lingering bitterness. Doesn't swim so well. 

  37. Andytka3 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    N- Highly fragrant and estery malt with loads of juicy citrus honey, avocado and dried apple. Subtle sea air with well integrated sour sweet tobacco after breath. Hints that remind me of moist farm-y nuance with soft camphor and chalkiness.

    P- A Hazelburn that are as comforting as always, solidly built with plenty of charms and hardly any harshness no matter how young or old. Flavourful rounded citrus with earthy texture of soft cigar taste.

    F- Medium long, chewy and spicy tannin with subtle fruit stems bitterness, touch of zest linger. Excellent breakfast dram. Simplicity with quality.— at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      89 89

  38. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    hardly noticeable red wine influence (except for the fruity dryness). Without water for me not to drink
    • Nose
      needs air - present alcohol, cooling and fresh, flowery, slightly salty, enormously sweet vanilla freight, coconut cream, lime sorbet, pineapple and freshly cut ginger
    • Taste
      tingling, oppressive alcohol, among them again fruity sweet and slightly salty dry, grapefruit, very spicy, in spite of the sparkling alcohol a velvety soft mouthfeel
    • Finish
      Occupies the tongue for a long time

  39. fgg scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      87 87

  40. fgg scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A dram with more depth than you would expect. Not wrong.
    • Nose
      Very pleasant nose. Fruity. Citrus, some banana. Sweet. There is a bit of bitterness in the background.
    • Taste
      The taste is less fruity than the nose, the bitterness comes forward. After a while, the fruit comes forward. Again banana and citrus, but also spicy. A pepper.
    • Finish
      Longer than you would expect. Beautiful rich on the tongue.

  41. Calmar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant, full-bodied, but fairly simple, very drinkable, harmonious, boring, despite the poverty of derivatives.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, first nose - an oak barrel, a little varnish; dry boards, wood dust, light vegetable shades, grain, mineral notes - dry plaster, stone dust; something barely perceptible citrus.
    • Taste
      Powerful, rich, woody-grain, sweet, tart, light oak bitterness, medicinal herbs, a wave of red pepper, ginger.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, bitter-sweet, oak, sweet tea with lemon, dried herbs, corn.

  42. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  43. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Inviting nose with a light sweetness and a bit more sour notes as lemon zest and sour apple. Deeper down there's a hint of almonds and marzipan.
    • Taste
      Good amount of pepper and fruity sweetness. Dry wood and/or tannins. Warming and a little chewy.
    • Finish
      Sweet and fruity, chewy finish.

  44. jankes scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  45. RichardMayston scored this whisky 60 points Expert Senior

    Scrapes a good, just, but I wouldn't buy it again. 
    • Nose
      Perfume sugared almonds 
    • Taste
      Can taste the 6yo first fill cask. Would have been better to leave it in that rather than move to the baloro for 3 years. 

  46. el Gato scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  47. el Gato scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Reminds a bit about springbank, but a bit to chemical and sweet candy for my taste
    • Nose
      Strong. Fresh apples with time. Hay and earthly notes. Grent dent. Sweet liquerice. Salty. Exotic. Raspberry juice. Slightest hint of malt
    • Taste
      Oily. A bit sour cask(s). Raspberry juice. Chemical. Blackcurrant later on
    • Finish
      Medium long. Sweet spices. Oranges. Still a bit sour cask(s)- Cloves.

  48. gerardsmike scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  49. theograph scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Repeatedly tasted and approved;
    • Nose
      Maritime, fruity and with a spicy note
    • Taste
      Maritime, chalky, pronounced Fruit notes - dried pineapple, tannins, allspice and nutmeg;
    • Finish
      Strong, fruity with lemon zest in the back;

  50. rb854 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    It's tropical candy with a red wine touch.
    • Nose
      Sweet, vanilla, a perfumy floral note, full and fruity, pineapple, "hubba bubba" bubble gum, marzipan, some ginger
    • Taste
      Sweet, candy, vanilla, again the "hubba bubba" bubble gum, fruity, pineapple, quite sharp, chocolate, some red wine, forestfruits and some cake.
    • Finish
      Not too long, starts of sweet and becomes drier. Some vanilla and fruits.

  51. Mannheimer scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Fruit bomb with exotic notes, wine influence brings beautiful complexity. Young whiskys can also be very good!
    • Nose
      Nice! Lots of fruit (oranges, mirabelles, apples) with buttery notes and marzipan. In the background, saltiness and some smoke, but fades after a few minutes. Alcohol does not sting, the fruitiness is becoming clearer, sweeter, but the whole thing remains relatively fresh with a hint of almonds. Very interesting and delicious!
    • Taste
      Alcohol can be noticed in the beginning, intense pineapple notes, mango, figs and apricots. Wine notes also noticeable with some oak and slightly peppery.
    • Finish
      Medium long, very dry with vanilla, spice and mirabelle again, cocoa in the finish.
      With water more cocoa in the nose and loses intensity, less harmonious in the taste.

  52. vojt466 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    An interesting piece, however, Hazelburn still remains with me against the rest of the Springbank portfolio in the background
    • Nose
      Sweet scent linking overwhelmed fruit with sweet candy. All this is underlined by a significant dose of spice.
    • Taste
      The flavor is surprisingly sharp and spicy and combines cereal flavor, occasional lush citrus fruits and surprisingly chewy chewed gums
    • Finish
      In the reverberation, again significantly spicy, the cereal still persists and intensifies the effect of the gums.

  53. Tobi2100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Water does not bring me anything, it does not swim well. If he does not need the 57.9% you barely notice him. You can not expect much complexity, but still this is a good malt. If you are looking for a whisky with a strong red wine influence is here but out of place, as you could guess at the color already. The price of about 65 € (06/2017) goes for the quality and the current market situation (06/2017) in order. If you like Hazelburn, you can strike here without hesitation. I like him.
    • Nose
      Sour apple, pineapple, vanilla, lemon zest, gets sweeter with time, lemon drops emerge
    • Taste
      Vanilla, caramel, sweet and again the lemon drops
    • Finish
      long, slightly bitter lemon zest, lime

  54. raithrover scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    Colour: a light honey
    Nose: punchy yet sweet at cask strength. A malty aspect but its the apricots and lemon sponge that dominate. A floral aspect followed by bananas and a touch of white wine vinegar. Golden syrup enforces the sweetness, juicy fruit chewing gum with a creamy vanilla toffee and lychees.
    Taste: a refined aspect reinforces the triple distillation of the spirit. A subtle vanilla, more lemon sponge followed by icing sugar and marzipan. A little butter, tinned pineapples, white chocolate and green apples.

    Overall: this does benefit from a drop of water. Yes, it occupies the sweet end of the whisky spectrum; a very fruity whisky laced in sugars, which won't be to everyone's liking. I must admit whilst I'll finish off the bottle eventually, its not one I will fall in love with.
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      71 71

  55. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  56. Macheye scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This is a difficult whisky to summarise. There are certainly vagaries of the Barolo influence, and I can see why some reviewers think it’s too much and others barely notice it at all. The sweetness is high, but well-judged and would pair up wonderfully with particularly salty food for a contrast. However, this whisky is crying out for water and yet doesn’t behave particularly well when you give it some. Arguably more successful unaltered, but then it’s coming in pretty hot. Interesting though.

    Full tasting notes: https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/springbank/hazelburn-9-year-old-barolo-cask-matured/

  57. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The Barolo overpowers the Hazelburn profile, and I am not sure they really do complement each other anyway. Good try, but I rather have one of the standard Hazelburn expressions.
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      75 75

  58. spigray scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  59. spigray scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    rewarding whisky! the nose improves a lot after a few small sips. really, give it time to breath.
    • Nose
      it´s good news that most springbank products are not spoiled by previous cask contents. this one is no exception: you get the full distillery chatacter and only an idea of the red wine . lemons,orange juice, sand beach, coins, a hint of oak.
    • Taste
      pleasant, very direct with a fat texture. gets sweeter with every sip and there´s this lovely fruitiness that you cannot really describe because it´s always counterbalanced with a certain ashy taste
    • Finish
      long, fresh, clean, mouthwatering.

  60. theograph scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The red wine note is rather strong on average, therefore not totally convincing. But still a nice Hazelburn;
    • Nose
      subtly fruity, light maritime note, sour (?);
    • Taste
      sparkling, spicy and sweet, warming, dry red wine notes;
      Clearly salty and dry with water, sweet red wine aroma, somewhere in the background a slightly sour green apple;
    • Finish
      medium-long, clear oak note, warming, dry (the red wine is noticeable) but some sweetish;

  61. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Re-scored from 85, oxidization did not do much, no hidden secrets no unlockable wonder, it is what it is
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  62. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    as with the hazelburn
    10, the key is to give it time to oxidize
    • Nose
      oily, rich butter, strong grass,
      petrol whiff, cream, brown sugar, nuts, musk, hint of smoke, lightly charred
      meat
    • Taste
      rich, speysider,
      sour bitter, buttery, grassy, citrusy, orange peel, grain alcohol, neutral
      spicy
    • Finish
      short-medium, a tad too spicy,
      butter, grass, sugar, citrus, cream, grain alcohol, very light bitter with lime
      at the back followed by malty sugars with a touch of citrus

  63. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting.

    After dissolution: The Barolo finish holds back strongly in color and taste. A malt with edges, not soft rinsed, and with just under 70 € (as of 05/2017) still priced adequately.
    • Nose
      First strong alcohol penetrates the nose, freshness, citrus, mineral notes, subtle apple, later a bit earthy / malty
    • Taste
      Strong, astringent on the tongue, malt, caramel, hints of honey, herbs and minerals
    • Finish
      Short to medium, becomes dry, in between light candy, mild bitterness

  64. dRambo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nose: wax, a hint of salt, vanilla-buttery-tingling, light tasty Bourbon cask acetic acid with tree sap / tannins, fruit (apricot, lemon), fine wood dust, a hint of mint, does not smell young anymore, reminds me of West Coast Highlanders
    Taste: mild, smooth, oak and spices, then comes the power, alcoholic warmth brings buttery vanilla, tart lemon peel, banana nutmeg, floral notes - lavender - orange blossom, milk chocolate with cinnamon, while a light mint note
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  65. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, woody, pine resin, pepper, bourbon fruits - pear and wax - ointment.
    • Taste
      Briny, pepper, vanilla, citrus fruits and wood smoke.
    • Finish
      Vanilla, some glue and pepper.

  66. Tobi2100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Water does not bring me anything, it does not swim well. If he does not need the 57.9% you barely notice him. You can not expect much complexity, but still this is a good malt. If you are looking for a whisky with strong red wine influence is here but out of place, as one could already know the color. The price of about 70 € goes for the quality and the current market situation (02/2017) in order. If you like Hazelburn, you can strike here without hesitation. I like him.
    • Nose
      Sour apple, pineapple, vanilla, lemon zest, gets sweeter with time, lemon drops emerge
    • Taste
      Vanilla, caramel, sweet and again the lemon drops
    • Finish
      long, light bitterness Lemon peel, chalky

  67. Mephisto scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Here, the "only" moderate presentation devalues an excellent whisky ...
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  68. Mephisto scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Suprisingly good for that young malt! I'm impressed, I can really recommend this one. Despite the high cask strength absolutely drinkable without further water. Here, the alcohol doesn't taste strong, but a lot of taste is present.
    • Nose
      The nose immediately takes you by the gentle sweetness. Clearly brown sugar cane for me. An opulent fruitiness, lemon (some fresh feeling), bright and sweet grapes (suave wine), apricot, hints of menthol. A tiny bit of medical smoke behind.
    • Taste
      Extremely sweet (white sugar), however, some young oaky bitterness especially at the end of the body. I also find the pepper described in the notes before. Sweet vanilla, yes, leather as well. Some salt that fits in well. Somehow fruity, but not that much. Something medical again, but not really smoke.
    • Finish
      Dark chocolate (black), dryness takes the place of sweetness. A bitter and spice feeling stays. After some minutes a salty flavor on the lips and the tongue.

  69. Shane_IL scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very interesting dram. It was a little harsh at first, but with some glass time really opens up nicely. Lots of very subtle notes, the Barolo was nowhere near as pronounced as I expected but made its presence known in little flares here and there. A little pricey for what it is, but no regrets from me that I added this one to the cabinet.

    Reviewed in my blog:
    https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2017/01/18/hazelburn-9-barolo-cask-matured/
    • Nose
      Peaches. Leather. Peach cigars (if there even is such a thing). Light floral notes. Candied pear. Wood spice. Sandalwood. Raspberry powder. Orange jam.
    • Taste
      Lots of pepper at first. Mellows down into bitter wood, fruit leather and wood spice. Light leather. A bit of cacao and pina colada. Blueberries. Slight dry wine tannin note.
    • Finish
      Long. Cinnamon. Pepper. Dry fruit peels. Asian pears. Little hints of woody vanilla and sweet fruits from the bourbon casks show through as the finish fades.

  70. hans1971 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  71. FernetBranco scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  72. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A nice 3 years refil lBarolo effect.
    • Nose
      Caramelized apples, banana. Few peat.
    • Taste
      Sweet, with more peat, vanilla. Milk chocolate. Little coconut and pepper is here.
    • Finish
      Medium length, sweet, peaty, fruity

  73. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  74. kot1803 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  75. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  76. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  77. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Softer and maltier than the Springbank Gaja Barolo, not as spicy and oily. The wine influence is much more subtle than in the Longrow Gaja Barolo.
    • Nose
      Apple, vanilla pudding, pineapple, caramel, limestone, peach, malt, banana and a little peat. With water dried apricot.
    • Taste
      More peat. Apple, peach, pineapple, vanilla pudding, caramel and malt. Softer when adding water.
    • Finish
      Peat, peach, pineapple, apple, vanilla, malt and caramel.

  78. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Well, Springbank stop. Quality remains quality. Although he looks young and pale for a red wine finish (ok, refill) he is absolutely mature and round. With water enormously easy to drink. I would have released it in the summer though. Is for me an absolute summer color.
    • Nose
      Pur: at first very closed, like dry white wine mixed with whisky brandy. After a few minutes in the glass, it opens. Now a huge fruit concentrate, ripe pear, freshly sliced ​​green apple and then a lot of vanilla. The alcohol is present but not disturbing. Sweet lemon ice cream will come later. Very refreshing, hard to believe that there was a red wine barrel in the game. With water: flowery, perfume-like. No youthful miss notes like metal or grass. Springbank quality halt.
    • Taste
      Pure: you can drink amazingly pure, very fresh and sweet here, now comes for the first time a touch Springbank character, minimal smoke and salty dryness. Delicious! The lemon ice cream is also here again. With water: now it is nice and tasty, lemonade-like fruitiness, sparkling sour, goes dangerously well down.
    • Finish
      astonishingly long, the citrus on the palate, light chocolate-like tannins, for the first time you think of a wine barrel.

  79. MadScientist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  80. Maltkanzlei scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Eye / Nose: Visually in the glass a strong white wine color. Typically refill cask. From the red Barolo influence is only little to see. The strong malt throws when pouring large bubbles in the glass, so far so good. In the nose, after a few minutes of breathing, light honey, light vanilla and alcoholic fruit notes, as if one smelled on a freshly prepared punch. Palate: Wonderfully soft and creamy on the palate. It is better from the mouth feeling hardly. The triple distillation shows effect. Fruity, spicy. Fine raspberry notes bring a slightly vinous sweetness, pineapple on the other hand a little acidity. Elegant malt, as Hazelburn is already known as 10yo. Everything clean and perfectly balanced, warm and pleasant but not burning on the tongue, despite cask strength. 42.2% H2O are again completely sufficient. Finish / Conclusion: In the end a very fine smoky note, probably consequence of the previous Springbank storage in the Barolofässer. In addition, a little honey sweetness, behaving pineapple and last but not least, this great chalky-chalky note, the good sherry casks often convey. Absolutely clean malt, no sulfur, no exaggerated acidity, no bitterness, no other junk notes. If you want to criticize anything, it might be a few nuances more complex, but that is criticism at a very high level in this price range.

  81. Sjaunja did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Info from Springbank:
    Coming Soon - Hazelburn Barolo

    That’s right, the hotly anticipated Hazelburn 9yo Barolo is available soon.

    The Hazelburn 9yo Barolo (57.9% abv) spent 6 years in a fresh bourbon cask and then 3 years in a refill Barolo wine cask (which had previously contained Springbank).

    Hazelburn 9yo Barolo Tasting Notes:
    NOSE: The dram begins with perfume and confectionary, then the essence
    of sugared almonds is revealed, complimented by the sweetness of
    sherbet.
    TASTE: Peppery with light tannins and the sweetness is continued with dry fruits and the subtle hint of coconut shavings.
    FINISH: Sugary, with dark chocolate guiding us throughout the pineapple custard combined with vanilla.
    There will be approximately 10,800 bottles available worldwide. Another
    announcement will be made when this product is released. RRP: £60.00

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