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.