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Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Hazelburn 10 Year Old comes from Springbank Distillery in Campbeltown. Although the distillery is best known for their lightly smoked, 2.5 times distilled whiskey, they also make a small amount of unsmoked, triple distilled single malt under the name “Hazelburn”, which is lighter and more elegant in style. This version has spent 10 years in bourbon casks before being bottled at 46% alcohol, of course without coloring or chill filtration.
Aroma: Sweet and fruity: honey, vanilla fudge and pickled pears.
Tasting notes: On the palate, this Hazelburn is bold and full-bodied, with notes of milk chocolate and tropical fruit: mango and papaya.
Serving suggestion: Should be enjoyed neat.
At Springbank, 3 distinct types of whiskey are produced, which differ on a number of parameters. The classic Springbank has a light peat smoke. The smoke level is indicated (somewhat imprecisely) with a measurement of phenol in the finished malted barley and is approximately 10-15 “parts per million” (the malt is dried for 6 hours with peat smoke and 30 hours with hot air). Springbank is also distilled 2.5 times. “Longrow” – a strongly smoked variant was first made in 1973. Here the smoke is up to 50-55 ppm, the malt is dried for 48 hours with peat smoke, and it is distilled twice. The newest variant, Hazelburn, saw the light of day in 1997 when, for the first time, they tried completely unsmoked and triple-distilled whiskey. Of the approximately 175,000 liters the small Campbeltown distillery produces per year, 80% is Springbank, approximately 10% Longrow and 10% Hazelburn.
Regardless of which variant you’re after, Springbank is worth getting to know. It is the favorite distillery of many whiskey geeks and for good reason! As the only distillery in Scotland, they malt all the barley they need themselves. Color is never added and the whiskey is not chill-filtered.