Hazelburn 12 Year Old Campbeltown single malt Scotch whiskey. From Springbank Distillery, this Scotch is unpeated and triple distilled.
Nose: Incredibly rich, the influence of the sherry casks is immediately apparent. Sweet and chocolatey, there are also notes of apricot, orange marmalade, almonds and marzipan.
Palate: Malty, fruity and elegant. A very well balanced and rounded dram with hints of oak, figs and nuts.
Finish: A long, lingering fruity sweetness.
Hazelburn Single Malt Whiskey
Springbank Distillery is the oldest, independent and family owned malt whiskey distillery in Scotland having been founded in 1828 in Campbeltown at the foot of the Mull of Kintyre on the west coast of Scotland. Springbank produces three different types of malt whiskey including Hazelburn which is non-peated and triple distilled and was first produced in 1997 and first released at the age of 8 years in 2005. The barley is spread across traditional malting floors at Springbank where it germinates and is then dried by hot air on the perforated floor of the malt kiln. The name Hazelburn is in memory of Hazelburn Distillery which was once one of the largest and now one of Campbeltown's many lost distilleries and operated in the centre of the town from 1825 until 1925.