|Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
|Age: 14 Year Old|
Springbank's small batch policy has resulted in one thrilling bottling after another. On the downside are small outturns, which usually means their limited editions don't last long on the shelves. 1997 saw the first distillation of Hazelburn which is triple distilled and made entirely from unpeated, air dried barley. The initial release as an eight year old in 2005 was so successful that all 6,000 bottles sold out within a matter of weeks. Thankfully they've upped production (slightly) since then. Aged in Oloroso sherry casks for the full term of its 14 year maturation, this was bottled in February 2019 with an outturn of 9,900 bottles.
Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt
Nose: Fruit and nut chocolate, rich dark chocolate mocha, raisins and marzipan, berry coulis and caramelised walnuts.
Palate: A hint of leather, with jammy blackberry and milk chocolate praline, followed by freshly baked blueberry muffins, a pinch of pepper and pear drops.
Finish: Sherried fruits, salted caramel, liquorice, roasted coffee beans and waxy notes, as the pepper returns for a lengthy finish.