Hazelburn 12 Year Old 2010 Release

Dark Shadows

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2nd Oct 2015

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About this score:

  • Nose: 21
  • Taste: 22
  • Finish: 22
  • Balance: 22

The average score for this whisky is 87.

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Tasting Notes by Rantavahti

Triple distilled dram from Springbank distillery in Campeltown. I tried to look for some info about the maturation, but it's hard to find: apparently there’s sherry casks involved (but nothing else?).

Interesting whisky, a mix of dark tones and fruity notes. Definitely a dark horror comedy by Tim Burton. Like Dark Shadows fell over a nice, fruity vanilla palate.

Nose: Starts interestingly, spicy with barley, raisins and sherry. Shows some fruity side in a sour way. Feel of orange peel with ripe and dried fruits.

Taste: Nutty with cocoa and some toffee. Starts spicy and dark, but turns sweet and more mellow when given time. The dark side dominates, though. Citrus and creamy vanilla are the main characters. Vanilla comes with addition of water.

Finish: Length is good. Wee sour notes, mix of dark coffee and raw chocolate – fresh citrus notes in the background. Sherry and toffee are present as well.

Balance: Complex dram, dark and fruity. Very interesting, wish I had a whole bottle instead of a sample.


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