The latest addition to the range of whiskies produced at Springbank, Hazelburn gains it’s light, delicate character from unpeated barley and being distilled three times instead of twice as is the standard for Scotch Single Malt.
The 10 Year old is brand new for 2015. Fully matured in ex boubon casks and according to blogger SWB (we’ve yet to try it): “Palate: Thick and mouth coating with gently sweet, fruity oils with a pinch of spices. The quality from the nose comes through clearly into the palate. There’s a fudgey creamy quality and chocolate. Finish: Jam packed with gorgeous flavours, some of which are from the great quality bourbon wood. It’s really long and leaves flavours on your palate for yonks, as long as many a peated whisky. Thoughts: I was hugely impressed with this dram when I had it as the first dram of a big Islay tour, and it always stood out in my mind after the tour, which already marked it out as a potential gem.” 46% Alc./Vol.