More this month from the powerhouse that is the Springbank Distillery. This time, let’s try their lighter side – a triple distilled, bourbon matured, smooth and light whisky – The Hazelburn 10 year old. Distilled three times to ensure a light, fruity and flowery malt that is the hallmark of the Hazelburn brand.
The Springbank Distillery is not only the oldest family owned distillery in Scotland, it also produces 3 distinct brands of whisky – Springbank, Longrow and Hazelburn. Last month we tried their lightly peated and 2.8 times distilled brand, the Springbank 15 year old and this month for our members we have our hands on one of their non-peated brand, The Hazelburn and specifically, the Hazelburn 10 year old. A mighty fine drop of triple distilled single malt whisky – which is unusual for Scottish whiskies which are normally double distilled. Enjoy!
A cacophony of light, fruity flavours. On their own, each flavour is quite mild but the combination of light florals, apples and pears makes for a big flavour profile. The triple distillation makes for a brilliantly smooth whisky (as you’d expect).
Nose: Apples, pears, fresh cut grass and floral notes with a top layer of peppermint lollies.
Palate: Apple pie, vanilla, honey and liquorice humbugs. Lovely light-oil mouthfeel.
Finish: Lovely and sweet. Subtle spices (taste not spiceyness) and vanilla. Smooth, fruity and utterly chewable!