Hazelburn 2006/2022 15 Year Old

Rich, Dried Fruits
The colour of this whisky is inviting and speaks for its maturity. The 12/2006 - 04/2022 bottling has a quota of 9,000 bottles and is not at all as rare as we are used to from bottles from the Springbank distillery. Nevertheless, the price is - well... Fortunately it has come back a little over the last few months.
Hazelburn 2006/2022 15 Year Old
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Single Malt Whisky | 15 Year Old | 54,20 % ABV. | 228,57 €/l | Springbank Distillery | produced in Scotland (Campbeltown) | Whiskybase ID 209638


The whisky immediately unleashes a complex palette of flavours. A decent dollop of dirt and leather imparts a rustic feel that is balanced by sweet caramel fudge and sticky tobacco. Notes of red fruits, especially strawberries, mingle with a hint of dates. Dried tomatoes play along. A subtle scent of RTN chocolate is perceptible, but remains very much in the background.


In the mouth, the Hazelburn is oily and full-bodied, emphasising its maturity and quality. Notes of leather and sulphur (not too much!) add an interesting depth, while surprising sweet nuances of chilli chocolate and a handful of bacon cubes enhance the flavour experience. No - we didn't add any cola here, but we can definitely taste cola.


The finish of this 15-year-old matured Scotch is medium-long, yet intense. It is extremely spicy with dominant tobacco notes and a resurgence of sultanas. The presence of wood notes lingers.


The effects of the cask are clearly noticeable in this whisky and give it a remarkable depth. Less sweet and more tart, it shows the serious side of Oloroso casks. It is right on the edge of intensity - after all, it is a fully matured whisky. Nevertheless, it has everything we would expect from a Cambeltown malt.

Rating: 84/100 - Excellent (Marcel: 83 | Sascha: 84)

Value for Money: 3/5 - Acceptable

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