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Hazelburn 8 yo Cask Strength

by Oliver Klimek on June 20, 2011

UK exclusive – 54%


My Tasting Notes

Colour: Dark amber
Nose: Polished wood, orange marmalade, toffee, nutmeg, tobacco and a whiff of gunpowder.
Palate: Orange zest, red currant, raisins, honey, tea, nutmeg and hints of pepper.
Finish: Long, fruity and slighly dry.
Overall: Even though it is only 8 years, this malt shows some characertistics of older whiskies. There is a lot going on in this fine and richly flavoured dram.

Rating: 85/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Jordan September 11, 2012 at 6:18 am

Any chance you’ve tried the Hazelburn Bourbon Wood CS expression? I’m curious how the two compare, as they’re basically the same price for me locally.

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Oliver Klimek September 11, 2012 at 6:22 am

No, sorry. I have never even seen that one. That would be an interesting expression since normally with Hazelburn there are sherry casks involved.

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Jordan September 11, 2012 at 6:45 am

The Bourbon Wood seems to have been a bit of a rare release. But then even the new Cask Strength doesn’t seem to have broad distribution yet either. Though I don’t think you’re right about it being a UK exclusive. I’ve seen it on the shelves here in Portland, OR.

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Oliver Klimek September 11, 2012 at 6:53 am

This is what I was told when I bought it at the Cadenhead’s shop in Edinburgh last year. But they may have eased up on their distribution policy since then.

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Jordan September 11, 2012 at 7:07 am

Things may also be changing since they changed their U.S. importer earlier this year.

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