I picked this little beauty up as a christmas present from my mother in law. I know, I know, “what sort of lucky git gets good single malt from their mother in law?” Well this one it turns out!
Hazelburn, is essentially unpeated Springbank. Check here for some of my other reviews of Springbank whiskies.
Springbank distillery in Campbeltown has 3 core single malt expressions. Hazelburn, Springbank and Longrow. The first being unpeated, with Springbank having some peat and Longrow being heavily peated. I find that Springbank has a unique nose and that, to get to the bottom of it, trying Hazelburn really helps.
Here are the dramstats:
- Price £34.37
- ABV 46%
- No caramel, No chill filtration
Nose: Fresh bourbon cask and that unique nutty, salty, Springbank note. Salted tortilla chips, white pepper, sherbet and a hint of after shave.