Hazelburn 2002 Sauternes Wood | 55.9% ABV | Bottled 2011

Another one from the Springbank distillery tonight! Hazelburn is it’s unpeated brother, which is distilled 3 times. This one matured in ex-Bourbon casks and finished in Sauternes wood. It’s been in casks for only 8 years.

Color: Mahogany, quite dark, looks promising!

Nose: Oh my, there’s a lot in here: strawberries and red fruit, blue grapes, some hazelnut. Going a bit deeper there’s plums, orange and chocolate with a cherry liqueur. Very interesting for it’s age!

Palate: Dark chocolate, raisins, tannins, some matchsticks in the distance.

Finish: The wine comes through very clearly here, a rounded sweetness that lasts for quite a while

Another loverly whisky by Springbank, the nose on this one is simply fantastic.

88/100