Hazelburn handfill 56.4% ABV.

Our Hazelburn range takes its name from one of Campbeltown’s lost distilleries and was first produced at Springbank Distillery in 1997. Making full use of all three stills, this range is triple distilled and unpeated resulting in a spirit that is creamy, delicate and light.

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Now this bottling is slightly darker, damp straw I’d say, the swirl line is quite thick, and it beads up quickly, and drops slow thin legs. #thewhiskeychaps


Now there are definitely similarities with the last one, but this one is fruitier for me. There’s a lovely cream soda note initially, followed by a dustiness, balsa wood, and some oiliness again. Hazelnuts are here for me, and again I find it foresty. #thewhiskeychaps

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Better mouthfeel with this one, more oily, and this is also spicy, but not as spicy as the last dram. I’m getting orange oil, bitter lemon, some drying again, it also has the pastries thing going on, a touch of eucalyptus, perhaps Kendal mint cake. #thewhiskeychaps

It’s quite hot up on the roof of my mouth, the spices amp up over time too. Yes chillis, cardamom, red berry strudel, and I’m getting something akin to star anise too. Just had a blast of new make jaminess come through, and it’s still spicy. #thewhiskeychaps


Quite long this offering, quite chest warming rather than blasting. Yes I’m finding it nutty, we’ll toasted bread, molasses, sweetened black coffee, pontefract cakes, white and black pepper, and I’m thinking a dash of lime in there too. #thewhiskeychaps

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My thoughts

Of the three Hazelburn hand filled bottles we tasted this was the winner for me. It had a more rounded feel to the nose and palate, with a few extra tasting notes. This was the one closest to what i expected. There’s no getting away from the fact that it’s a spicy boy, 1st fill ex bourbon cask spicy, with extras. Yes a banger of a dram that i really enjoyed, and would love to own a bottle of.

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