Hazelburn 12 Year
Hazelburn // Campbeltown, Scotland
Hazelburn is one of three malts produced at the Springbank distillery in Campletown. It is un-peated and and triple-distilled. The first release was a mere 5100 bottles and aged for 8 years. This particular 12 year was released in 2010 and matured in ex-sherry casks.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"The nose is very soothing, almost cake-like with a bit pepper, dried fruits and notes of sweet citrus such as mandarin. The palate is full and smooth which is what you might expect from triple distillations, but is completely incomparable to say Auchentoshan which seems quite a bit heavier than this single malt. There’s a touch of ginger and bitter lemon with the finish ending on the dry side, perhaps due to the sherry casks. "