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Hazelburn 10 Year Old

Travel sweets

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WReview by @Wierdo

13th Oct 2018

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Nose

Cereal, white wine, beeswax

Palate

Starts off quite fruity, with some apple cider vinegar, barley sugar and something sweet and acetone tasting. But not pear drops. More apple flavoured. It reminds me of these boiled sweets my parents would sometimes buy when i was a kid if we went on holiday in the car and stopped at the motorway services. They came in a little gold tin and they were little square boiled sweets dusted with icing sugar. They were expensive so my parents would often say no. But sometimes they'd buy a tin and I loved them because they were special. They tasted of holidays and no school.

Anyway, the green apple flavoured sweets from that tin.

The development is quite short and it goes dry and umami. The finish catches your breath like it's peated. But it's not. It finishes with a salty note. But not briny like Old Pulteney.

This is quite fat and oily. Hard to believe its been triple distilled.

I like this a lot. But probably not as much as the Springbank 10 which is the same price. Still decent.

I've only got a couple of measures left in the bottle and its nowhere near as fruity as when I first opened it. I actually thought it rivaled Arran for being a fruity whisky when I first opened it. But iver time its gone more dry and savoury.

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2 comments

@Hewie
Hewie commented

I love your comparison to the travel sweets from your childhood - I know the ones you mean. I've not had this one but it sounds intriguing (though probably not on my 'to buy' list). I think it's great to have so much variation coming out of the same distillery with Hazelburn, Longrow, and Springbank.

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@RianC
RianC commented

@Wierdo - I love it when a whisky evokes childhood memories.

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