Hazelburn 13 Year Oloroso Cask (2018)

Hazelburn 13 Year Oloroso Cask (2018)


ABV: 47.4%

Age: 13 Years

Recipe: 100% malted barley, aged in fresh and refill Oloroso sherry casks

Distiller: Springbank

Country/Region: Scotland/Campbeltown

Price Paid (MSRP): $120 ($130)

Tasting Notes

Nose: A decadent nose of dried stone fruits, almonds, citrus zest, espresso, saline and mineral notes with a hint of smoke.

Palate: Medium mouth feel with an oiliness, fruity and nutty exhibiting plenty of Oloroso influence, candied ginger, oranges, black pepper spice, and some mineral Springbank character.

Finish: Medium length, drying with gentle tannins, smoke, more fruit, dark chocolate, coffee, leather.

Rating: 87/100 – Excellent | Really quite exceptional

A big sherry finish that doesn’t overwhelm the Hazelburn malt character, this well executed release brings a lot of interesting notes without being too Springbank-y. The dark chocolate and espresso notes in particular make this an excellent dessert dram. I’ll be looking to try more Hazelburn releases in the future.

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