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this is in our Campbeltown tasting.
Hazelburn was an old Campbeltown distillery that closed in 1925. In 1997 Springbank resuscitated the brand and the first version was released in 2005. Hazelburn is unpeated and triple distilled, which makes it a light and subtle whisky. Currently it offers an 8 year old, a 12 year old and the no age statement CV version. There used to be a tradition in Springbank that the Chairman had a cask in his office, and this Chairman’s Vatting is the inspiration behind the CV range.
Dominic's notes: A spiky nose, with fizzy citrus sherbet, icing sugar, and some floral notes. It's delicate, fragrant and pretty. The palate is light, delicate and sweet at one level but there's a rustic Highland carpet underneath. A pretty cowgirl wearing make up and leather chaps, perhaps?
Pat's notes: Nose: Maltesers, Rich Tea biscuits. Slightly savoury, with light grape and a faint hint of shoe polish. Taste: Intense dried fruit, beautifully clean barley with spices building, moving towards a biscuity gingeriness at the finish.
Tony's notes: Nose: Fairly simple, it comes in early with a sweet hit, but does not last long. Taste: A constant sherbert blends with a gentle initial spice that builds to what could be considered a bit of peat! (my imagination?) Works fairly well, but lacks complexity. Fairly long in the mouth