Whisky Review: Hazelburn 13 Oloroso
Hazelburn 13 Oloroso / 50.3% / $150
This Hazelburn was distilled at Springbank distillery in June 2009, and spent 13 years in “fresh” ex-Oloroso sherry casks before being bottled in September 2020 at a lovely 50.3% strength. There were 9,900 bottles produced in this batch.
Springbank produces three main kinds of whisky, which I will contrast in a table below:
- Color: tawny (1.4)
- Nose: floral perfume, chopped mint, green tea, and peaches
- Taste: hint of peat, cherries, dry sherry, cigar smoke, and poundcake
- Finish: gloriously long
This is just a beautiful dram, and the Springbank expression that I think I love most.